iPod Just bought a used Classic 6th 80G for 35$ !

Old geek 959

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I found a guy who want to sell his 80G 6th Classic for a bargain 35$! sure I bought it. its in a good condition no hard scratches or anything.
but its a bit laggy and the touch wheel is unresponsive. So is that normal somehow? :cool:
I reset the settings and data but the issue is still there. any suggestions? :)



 

Old geek 959

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what u mean by laggy? Wont be a bad idea to replace HD to a SDXC card.
Its not as fast as my other 5.5 video or the 3rd Nano. a bit slow and 3 or 4 seconds wait to load album art. and that click wheel is also not responsive as I used to have on other iPod's.
 

Old geek 959

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what u mean by laggy? Wont be a bad idea to replace HD to a SDXC card.
Its not as fast as my other 5.5 video or the 3rd Nano. a bit slow and 3 or 4 seconds wait to load album art. and that click wheel is also not responsive as I used to have on other iPod's.
 

Old geek 959

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I am always hunting for these. Lucky you!
Yea the guy have no Idea about it he used it like external HDD only I think. I searched E-Bay the cheapest working one with similar condition about 150$ and with the original box almost 220$.
 

steiney

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Yea the guy have no Idea about it he used it like external HDD only I think. I searched E-Bay the cheapest working one with similar condition about 150$ and with the original box almost 220$.
It's possible that it's a counterfeit model made from inferior components. Have you used the serial number printed on it to verify that it is real?
 

Old geek 959

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It's possible that it's a counterfeit model made from inferior components. Have you used the serial number printed on it to verify that it is real?
Yes its all fine and made in mid 2008 according to SND website.
 

Tritto

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Ha. That's nothing. I just picked up two 160gig models for $40 AUD (say $30 US at current exchange rates) each off my local Gumtree website (similar to Craigslist). Both in great condition. Says he bought matching devices for him and his wife 4 years ago but they never really used them.

Diagnostics for the one I've checked says only 156 hours of on time.

I transferred all my music to one to test and have had it running for 8 hours and the battery is still 3/4 full.

Great bargains are still out there if you're patient.
 

repentix

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Ha. That's nothing. I just picked up two 160gig models for $40 AUD (say $30 US at current exchange rates) each off my local Gumtree website (similar to Craigslist). Both in great condition. Says he bought matching devices for him and his wife 4 years ago but they never really used them.

Diagnostics for the one I've checked says only 156 hours of on time.

I transferred all my music to one to test and have had it running for 8 hours and the battery is still 3/4 full.

Great bargains are still out there if you're patient.
Also got a 6th Gen. 80gb model for 40€ and two other 30gb 5th Gen. models for 20€ and 15€ each, so yeah bargains are still out there if you're quick :)
 

mlovergaard

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I agree with the others, you can get lucky and get a bargain, I once bought the 1st gen ipod for $20 I don't think the seller knew what he had.
 

Ipod Collector 2

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Ugh, hey all! I need to get my act together and get some pics to post of my
lil' ipod collection. I think I got a bit over 300 of them, all different models,
all sealed in the box. The latest nice addition to collection was a Ipod Classic
4th gen 60GB photo (1st gen 2004 model, white box, blue lettering). Now I'm
on the hunt for the 2nd gen 2005 model which came in a black box with silver
lettering on it.
 

Ipod Collector 2

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I found a guy who want to sell his 80G 6th Classic for a bargain 35$! sure I bought it. its in a good condition no hard scratches or anything.
but its a bit laggy and the touch wheel is unresponsive. So is that normal somehow? :cool:
I reset the settings and data but the issue is still there. any suggestions? :)


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Have you tried to do a smartdata scan of the HD in diagnostics mode on the ipod ?

More than likely from the sounds of it your hard drive is corrupted/going bad.

Typical scenario with all HD based ipods. If you plan on keeping it, do exactly
what rgarjr stated. Buy a tarken branded SSD or SDXC adapter card and the
same memory platform to go with the former or the latter. I personally haven't
tried the SDXC route yet, but have done the SSD route too many times to count,
with absolute no issues whatsoever. The ipod response time is pretty much instant
in anything you do on it.

Hey rgarjr, how you been man ? Question for you if you read this.
You obviously have gone the XDSC route on the classics.
How well has that route worked for you ? Any notable issues or bugs with it ?
I have 1 Tarken XDSC adapter board I am going to have to try to see for
myself. Figured you might have some pointers to keep in mind with it.
Heck, I don't think I even have a card bigger than 32gb around here,
cept for some 64gb and 128gb compact flash cards. Catch up with you later...
 
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