iSod has finally kicked the bucket...

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Draythor, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. Draythor macrumors 6502

    Draythor

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    So my 2GB 1G nano's screen broke last night. So now it appears I have ... choices:
    1. Have the screen repaired and keep using little iSod
    2. Sell the little bugger on ebay and get some money for a new iPod
    3. Combine 1 and 2
    4. Buy a new iPod
    5. Wait for a new iPod to be released and keep using the iSod (half the screen can be read, if a little washed out...)
    6. Buy a Zune...

    Ok so 6 isn't really an option... What would you Mac-ites do?
     
  2. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

    BurtonCCC

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    I would:

    1. Never use the expression "Mac-ite" again.
    2. You probably won't get much money on eBay for it, so I would just continue to use it and buy a new one when you see an update you like.

    Daniel.
     
  3. Draythor thread starter macrumors 6502

    Draythor

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    Fair play... So you wouldn't go for a replacement screen. (About $60)
     
  4. robPOD macrumors 6502

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    No i wouldnt as that is at most how much you would get for it. I would keep using it or buy a shuffle or something until new ipods are released (be prepared to wait until september)
     
  5. Draythor thread starter macrumors 6502

    Draythor

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    hmmm
    A shuffle would be pretty much what I have now, but I wouldn't need to worry about it as much...Good Idea!
     
  6. Tom B. macrumors 65816

    Tom B.

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    Another suggestion: Never use the expression "iSod" again. :rolleyes:

    But on a serious note, i would get an iPod shuffle to use while you wait for a new iPod or the iPhone to come out.
    If you check the refurbished section on the Apple Store website, you could get a current generation shuffle for $49. Things like that make me wish i lived in America! For a few seconds.
     
  7. triobot macrumors member

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    lol !!! yea so a shuffle from america costs £25 whilst in u.k. it costs £50 (~$100) i wouldn't live in america, rather get people to export stuff to me !!!
     
  8. Sesshi macrumors G3

    Sesshi

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    Punt it off a cliff and look into an iRiver Clix2 or a Cowon D2?

    Even if only for something a bit different?

    Both can be switched into MSC (USB Mass Storage Class) mode. The D2 is self-databasing in MSC mode. The only really major demerit for either player against the Nano is the loss of playcounts if you use it, and thickness. Pair with iTunes add-ons like iTuneMyWalkman to get iTunes playlist syncing. Both are interesting players in their own right for different reasons.
     
  9. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Did the iPod break under abuse or just out of the blue? You could take it to an Apple Store, pay the $60 and get a replacement iPod.

    TEG
     
  10. mrat93 macrumors 65816

    mrat93

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    Heres how I see it.

    1. Sell it on eBay from about $40-$60.
    2. Get a replacment screen on eBay (about $15, not $60 as you posted above.

    If you were thinking about having a professional replace it, DON'T! I did the same operation by myself and it saved me a lot of money. Don't worry if you're short-tempered. So was I, and I'm only 14!
     
  11. Draythor thread starter macrumors 6502

    Draythor

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    That's my iPod's name! How dare you!
     
  12. Tom B. macrumors 65816

    Tom B.

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    Sorry, I thought you were using that name in a negative way. :)

    The Urban Dictionary definition:

    The meaning 'sodomite' is a little old fashioned. More typically it's used as a softer form of 'fool', 'idiot', or 'bastard'.

    "He's a daft old sod, but you've got to love him."
     

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