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2nd Gen iPod worth buying?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mrbrownstone, Feb 16, 2006.

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  1. mrbrownstone

    mrbrownstone Thread Starter

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    I have to opportunity to buy an old 2nd gen 20gb iPod quite cheap and I want to know if they are still worth buying; I have a number of questions which I hope can be answered here:
    1. Are they likely to break (besides battery wear and tear)?
    2. How good they are compared to the new models?
    3. I have a PC with no firewire port so is that going to be a problem?
    4. Do they charge using the pc connection like the new models or through a separate adapter?

    Thanks
     
  2. sy2

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    I'm not sure which one is the 2nd gen one, but I have an ipod photo I bought about 8-9 months ago that still works fine. Mine connects via USB, so if you have a USB port that should be enough. It does charge when it's plugged in.

    Again, not sure if mine is 2nd gen. or not - may be able to offer more info. if you give some more specifics about the iPod in question.
     
  3. mrbrownstone

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    Thanks but the photos are a lot later. The 2nd gens are from 2002-early 2003 according to this page.
     
  4. sy2

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    Ah, well then, I couldn't really help ya as I don't think I've even seen one of those iPods before. I would recommend, however, checking E-Bay out for some cheaper and newer versions unless money is a real issue here.

    Sorry I can't be of more help.
     
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