my 16GB touch only has 8GB!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by macuserfan22, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. macuserfan22 macrumors newbie

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    Just purchased from Apple Retail Store.

    Box says 16 and back of iPod says 16. But both iTunes and the iPod it self say capacity is 8 (or 7.3). I guess I'll reset it, but image that would help.

    Anyone else have this happen???
     
  2. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    after restore if it still says id take it back. they probobly mixed up boxing or something weird...thats weird.
     
  3. parrotheadmjb macrumors 6502

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    yea man just reset the software, I had that happen with my 20gig 4gen iPod, it thought it was the U2 version once then a few days later it thought it was 40gigs.
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    wow thats wierd. how could it read the completely wrong thing? does it assume that its a certain type of harddrive? and not actually read that harddrive. meh idk.
     
  5. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816

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    ha thats pretty funny, and i mean no disrespect. i think everyone has been drunk at Apple over these past few weeks.
     
  6. onionperson654 macrumors regular

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    I guess they are producing the 8gigs at the same factory as the 16. I suppose that means the 8gig models will likely have the screen issues as the 16 gigs, but it might be worth checking the quality of the dark colors to see if it applies.
     
  7. macuserfan22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, restored (which failed, then restarted iMac, and then it finished restoring) - but to no avail. I paid for 16 and got an 8. Wonder if I can get a a discount or something when I return it?

    Picture 1.jpg
    Photo 16.jpg
     
  8. --Wolf-- macrumors regular

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    You sure iTunes didn't automatically load your songs onto it?
     
  9. Arisian macrumors 68000

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    try putting more that 8 gigs of content

    Try putting more than 8 gigs of content in it

    Cheers,
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  10. sblasl macrumors 6502a

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    Sure you can get a discount. They will refund you the difference between an 8GB & a 16GB. That's a no-brainer!!

     
  11. macuserfan22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    when I try my entire library I get the not enough free space your library is 35GB but there is only 7.23 GB available... huh
     
  12. know-it-all5 macrumors 6502

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    I am typing this on my new 8 gig touch and I will have u know the screen is fine with videos. It is an amazing device that borders perfect.
     
  13. sblasl macrumors 6502a

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    That means that you only have a 8GB flash drive in the unit.

     
  14. Chris F macrumors regular

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    One of your flash chips is likely DOA. Pretty odd since I ASSume there is some sort of basic sanity check on the flash memory at the factory before it gets put into devices.

    Anyhow, obvious solution is to contact Apple and get it exchanged.
     
  15. bbydon macrumors 6502a

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    wow...maybe it is using 2 8gb drives and one isnt working.
    bummer because then a 16gb iphone wont happen for a while.
     
  16. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    just take it back and get another. i don't think you can get something for the inconvenience this caused, though.
     

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