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Issues with my ipod

 
 
Mr_Bond
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      10-26-2005
Hi,

I left NZ for the UK about a year ago, and before I left I purchased an
ipod mini for the trip. One thing they don't have is a NG as good as
nz.comp

Last night my ipod mini wouldn't turn on at all, but as it had been a
few days since I'd used it I thought it might just be needing a charge,
so gave it a full charge overnight.

This morning it worked for about 15 minutes fine and then completely
turned off mid song in my pocket while waiting for the tube (ie not
roller-skating) and wouldn't turn back on. I put it in my briefcase
and went to work.

Once I got to work I took it out of my briefcase to have another go at
it, and it would not turn on. What was weird though was that the ipod
was really hot. Was a cool morning, and there was nothing else in my
briefcase to heat it up.

Weird. Now being I have no copy of the receipt and am half a world
away from where I brought it, what are my options? I see them as:
- Send it back to apple and get charged heaps to get it fixed
- Send it back to the NZ shop with no receipt and a request to fix it,
CGA etc with stuff all chance of me ever seeing it again
- Open it up and see if anything is blatantly out of place
- Head down to the local apple shop and get a sexy new Nano or more
likely Ipod 30gig photo.

I've tried resetting it without luck, and plugging it into my firewire
and USB ports doesn't bring up anything on the screen. I have all the
songs on my computer so don't mind losing stuff from it.

Your thoughts?

 
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PAM.
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      10-26-2005
"Mr_Bond" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> Weird. Now being I have no copy of the receipt and am half a world
> away from where I brought it, what are my options? I see them as:
> - Send it back to apple and get charged heaps to get it fixed
> - Send it back to the NZ shop with no receipt and a request to fix it,
> CGA etc with stuff all chance of me ever seeing it again
> - Open it up and see if anything is blatantly out of place
> - Head down to the local apple shop and get a sexy new Nano or more
> likely Ipod 30gig photo.
> Your thoughts?
>

Go get the new iPod and sell your one with receipt on Trade me (as is).

PAM.


 
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XP
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      10-26-2005
On 26 Oct 2005 11:13:43 -0700, "Mr_Bond" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I left NZ for the UK about a year ago, and before I left I purchased an
>ipod mini for the trip. One thing they don't have is a NG as good as
>nz.comp
>
>Last night my ipod mini wouldn't turn on at all, but as it had been a
>few days since I'd used it I thought it might just be needing a charge,
>so gave it a full charge overnight.
>
>This morning it worked for about 15 minutes fine and then completely
>turned off mid song in my pocket while waiting for the tube (ie not
>roller-skating) and wouldn't turn back on. I put it in my briefcase
>and went to work.
>
>Once I got to work I took it out of my briefcase to have another go at
>it, and it would not turn on. What was weird though was that the ipod
>was really hot. Was a cool morning, and there was nothing else in my
>briefcase to heat it up.
>
>Weird. Now being I have no copy of the receipt and am half a world
>away from where I brought it, what are my options? I see them as:
>- Send it back to apple and get charged heaps to get it fixed
>- Send it back to the NZ shop with no receipt and a request to fix it,
>CGA etc with stuff all chance of me ever seeing it again
>- Open it up and see if anything is blatantly out of place
>- Head down to the local apple shop and get a sexy new Nano or more
>likely Ipod 30gig photo.
>
>I've tried resetting it without luck, and plugging it into my firewire
>and USB ports doesn't bring up anything on the screen. I have all the
>songs on my computer so don't mind losing stuff from it.
>
>Your thoughts?




Yes they were recalled because of this, Faulty Batteries..


 
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Hank
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      10-26-2005
Go back to Apple and see what they'll do to fix it. You will probably
end up paying something (not sure how much) but i'd guess it would be
alot cheaper than a new IPod nano. Without a reciept your not going to
get far with the shop you orginally purchased it from (or any shop).

Like Wogger the dimwit said, the Ipod Mini's are known to have battery
issues.

 
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Peter Huebner
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      10-27-2005
In article <(E-Mail Removed) .com>,
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) says...
>
> Like Wogger the dimwit said, the Ipod Mini's are known to have battery
> issues.
>


As did the original ones. There was quite a furore in the States about
it. Some guys did a street advertising campaign and made a movie about
it before Apple would talk to anybody seriously, I recall. (the movie is
on the internet, b.t.w. but I can't recall a url - they were called the
~something~ brothers.

Personally I wouldnt' buy one of those things, with all the problems
they seem to have, and particularly considering the price. Get a cheap
clone I reckon; might work better and you don't lose a fscking mint if
it dies.

-P.

A quick google on 'ipod batteries brothers movie' threw up this url:
http://www.ipodsdirtysecret.com/


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Bruce Hoult
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      10-27-2005
In article <(E-Mail Removed)> ,
Peter Huebner <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> In article <(E-Mail Removed) .com>,
> (E-Mail Removed) says...
> >
> > Like Wogger the dimwit said, the Ipod Mini's are known to have battery
> > issues.
> >

>
> As did the original ones. There was quite a furore in the States about
> it. Some guys did a street advertising campaign and made a movie about
> it before Apple would talk to anybody seriously, I recall. (the movie is
> on the internet, b.t.w. but I can't recall a url - they were called the
> ~something~ brothers.


It's no different from anything else with a rechargable battery. They
all die eventually. Cell phones, laptop computers, whatever.

In theory you can easily get a replacement battery for your phone or
computer, but my experience is that usually by the time you need it
they've stopped making them anyway.

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Roger Johnstone
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      10-27-2005
In <(E-Mail Removed)> Peter Huebner wrote:
> In article <(E-Mail Removed) .com>,
> (E-Mail Removed) says...
>>
>> Like Wogger the dimwit said, the Ipod Mini's are known to have
>> battery issues.

>
> As did the original ones. There was quite a furore in the States about
> it. Some guys did a street advertising campaign and made a movie about
> it before Apple would talk to anybody seriously, I recall. (the movie
> is on the internet, b.t.w. but I can't recall a url - they were
> called the ~something~ brothers.
>
> Personally I wouldnt' buy one of those things, with all the problems
> they seem to have, and particularly considering the price. Get a cheap
> clone I reckon; might work better and you don't lose a fscking mint if
> it dies.


That's the thing about the iPods though: they're one of the cheaper
players available. Anything with 4GB or 6GB of storage like an iPod mini
has will cost about the same, and sometimes more.

I also doubt the iPods suffer from any more problems than other players
do, but if Apple sells ten times more minis than Creative sells Zen
Micros, even if they have the same percentage of failures you're
obviously going to hear ten times as many people complaining of problems
with the iPod.

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-=rjh=-
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      10-27-2005
Peter Huebner wrote:
> In article <(E-Mail Removed) .com>,
> (E-Mail Removed) says...
>
>>Like Wogger the dimwit said, the Ipod Mini's are known to have battery
>>issues.
>>

>
>
> As did the original ones. There was quite a furore in the States about
> it. Some guys did a street advertising campaign and made a movie about
> it before Apple would talk to anybody seriously, I recall. (the movie is
> on the internet, b.t.w. but I can't recall a url - they were called the
> ~something~ brothers.
>
> Personally I wouldnt' buy one of those things, with all the problems
> they seem to have, and particularly considering the price. Get a cheap
> clone I reckon; might work better and you don't lose a fscking mint if
> it dies.


If you do some research, you will find that iPod at present are one of
the cheapest players on the market; not only that, but they have a
superb UI. My partner (who is almost tech clueless) was initially very
reluctant to change from a Panasonic CD-MP3 player to a 3G 20GB iPod,
but now they are inseparable. That is about 3 years of trouble free
iPodding, no battery issues, and excellent sound.

 
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Richard
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      10-27-2005
-=rjh=- wrote:

> If you do some research, you will find that iPod at present are one of
> the cheapest players on the market; not only that, but they have a
> superb UI. My partner (who is almost tech clueless) was initially very
> reluctant to change from a Panasonic CD-MP3 player to a 3G 20GB iPod,
> but now they are inseparable. That is about 3 years of trouble free
> iPodding, no battery issues, and excellent sound.


I hate the UI on the ipod. Its like a touchscreen phone or remote, impossible to
use without looking at it and focusing on the display to find what you are about
to do with the controls. Bloody hard to use when driving, where as the iriver
with a direction pad is a piece of cake assuming I can recall what songs are in
what folder, and if I cant a glance at the screen will tell me that its 4 items
down from the one I am on. The old wheel ipod was better IMNSHO
 
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David
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      10-27-2005
Richard wrote:
> -=rjh=- wrote:
>
>> If you do some research, you will find that iPod at present are one of
>> the cheapest players on the market; not only that, but they have a
>> superb UI. My partner (who is almost tech clueless) was initially very
>> reluctant to change from a Panasonic CD-MP3 player to a 3G 20GB iPod,
>> but now they are inseparable. That is about 3 years of trouble free
>> iPodding, no battery issues, and excellent sound.

>
>
> I hate the UI on the ipod. Its like a touchscreen phone or remote,
> impossible to use without looking at it and focusing on the display to
> find what you are about to do with the controls. Bloody hard to use when
> driving, where as the iriver with a direction pad is a piece of cake
> assuming I can recall what songs are in what folder, and if I cant a
> glance at the screen will tell me that its 4 items down from the one I
> am on. The old wheel ipod was better IMNSHO


I don't see whats so difficult about it, just use the next/prev track
buttons, and I also find it hard to believe you would be able to
remember the location of every song with the <2000 songs the iPod offers
(my 20GB is almost full at 2200 using LAME VBR, IMHO anything less than
192 is noticably crap even on headphones)
 
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