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iPod (Un)reliability

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by davehk, May 31, 2005.

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  1. davehk

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    I bought my 40G 4G in January. It doesn't get heavy use and the HD died this weekend.

    The local Apple authorised service centre has a 3 week waiting list to look at iPods - apparently they are dropping like flies.

    Does anyone else have a similar experience?
     
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    and you didn't drop/knock it? 3 weeks? oh well.....at least any repair would be free....good luck :)

    edit: dropping like flies? your words / Apple when you phoned up / or impression you got from speaking to Apple?
     
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    hiya dave :)
    sorry to hear you're having problems :( i've had my 40gb 4g since late july/early august last year and haven't had any problems [*touch wood*] i use mine everyday and hook it up to both my computer and stereo/dvd system with different docks.
    not sure if it matters but i got mine in the states. unless the next gen is absolutely stunning i'll be holding on to it for some time still [seeing as it appears to be pretty reliable] and wait for 6-7th gen ones.
    hope you get it sorted swiftly
    regards
    monsieurblack
     
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    The impression I got when speaking to the service centre. The exact words were "we're getting floods of calls on them".

    And I didn't drop or knock it - but even if I had, provided it was switched off it should withstand quite a shock - several 10's of G is typical of modern drives.
     
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    I never had my 20gb 4G die on me, but it locked up about 10 times in the 6 months that I owned it.
     

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