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Ah, I see.  I wasn't checking worldwide... What a convoluted way to get to a listing...  You'd think just searching for part of the listing title of an item should bring it up, regardless...  Anyway, I thank you again for your help.

 

And I'm glad to help... beerchug.gif

post #62 of 170

elec-king is the seller I bought mine from and I can confirm it working and in good shape. Fast shipping too, albeit he messed it up and sent it two days late.

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elec-king is the seller I bought mine from and I can confirm it working and in good shape. Fast shipping too, albeit he messed it up and sent it two days late.

 

It's good to know the item was in good shape.  These being refurbished items, is it completely unreasonable to hope for one that looks like new?  Those who've bought these ipods, do they all pretty much have some evidence of prior use or was anyone lucky enough to get a spotless one? 

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It's good to know the item was in good shape.  These being refurbished items, is it completely unreasonable to hope for one that looks like new?  Those who've bought these ipods, do they all pretty much have some evidence of prior use or was anyone lucky enough to get a spotless one? 

 

They say this because they're modded and sold w/o original box.

This is what I think: the exterior is 100% new (new parts) but the main board is refurb.

Also when they make the mods sometimes they make little scratches on the exterior, in my case it looked 100% new. Even the dock connector was new, no traces of use.

post #65 of 170
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Originally Posted by louis12345 View Post

 

They say this because they're modded and sold w/o original box.

This is what I think: the exterior is 100% new (new parts) but the main board is refurb.

Also when they make the mods sometimes they make little scratches on the exterior, in my case it looked 100% new. Even the dock connector was new, no traces of use.

 

Oh really?  So those are actually brand new ipods that have just been upgraded with the 240 HDD?  Also, I assume the modification invalidates the factory warranty, doesn't it?  If so, would a third party warranty (like from Square Trade) be a good idea?


Edited by myared - 7/19/12 at 8:49am
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Oh really?  So those are actually brand new ipods that have just been upgraded with the 240 HDD?

 

I wouldn't say brand new, the motherboard could be second hand.

But the exterior should be indeed brand new, the HDD too.

post #67 of 170
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Originally Posted by myared View Post

Also, I assume the modification invalidates the factory warranty, doesn't it?  If so, would a third party warranty (like from Square Trade) be a good idea?

 

 

Well, it was reburbished outside Apple's assistance, so no factory warranty for sure. The second question is up to you, but warranty is always reassuring... wink.gif

post #68 of 170
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I wouldn't say brand new, the motherboard could be second hand.

But the exterior should be indeed brand new, the HDD too.

 

FYI: You can verify if the logic board (motherboard) is original by matching the serial number etched on the back of the case and what is displayed in the OS settings.  Often times, there will be a mismatch and when iTunes recognizes the player, it will often show a different color over the physical color.

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FYI: You can verify if the logic board (motherboard) is original by matching the serial number etched on the back of the case and what is displayed in the OS settings.  Often times, there will be a mismatch and when iTunes recognizes the player, it will often show a different color over the physical color.

 

 

As these players already have an altered "new" backcover, even with the "240GB" label on it, I don't think it will bring any SN... rolleyes.gif

post #70 of 170

My  bad.  I blew up the picture on the 1st page and the SN is indeed fabricated, so yes, there will be a S/N mismatch. The HDD must use more juice as I assume it may have another platter or two to manage in addition to the extra weight.  I remember how I use to want the largest capacity DAP possible to hold most of my collection, but then I really only listen to maybe 1/4 of it at any time.

post #71 of 170
My new 240GB Classic plays 30-40 hours wereas my 3-4 year old 160GB Classic played at most 20 hours (don't remember what it managed when new).
post #72 of 170

I've asked one of the sellers on ebay and he said that it was equipped with the 850mAh(?) battery. Not sure if true or not, but it does seem to last a long time.

post #73 of 170

The eBay seller I listed some posts back sells some 240GB upgrade kits for the iPod and it includes a 850mAh battery. So I guess the upgraded 240GB iPod's he sells also includes this uprated battery... rolleyes.gif

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My new 240GB Classic plays 30-40 hours wereas my 3-4 year old 160GB Classic played at most 20 hours (don't remember what it managed when new).

 

Same experience here.

 

It's a magnificent device for people with large collections.

post #75 of 170

Anyone has a good suggestion for a case for this big ipod?  Would cases for the good old 6th generation "fat" 160 gb ipod work?

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