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 Post subject: iPod Nano Version 3 & 4
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:50 pm 
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? Can music be loaded on these ( I guess ? Is is software still available ( some how have 4 of them

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:54 pm 
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Is it an iPod Touch?

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201253

More info...

https://everymac.com/systems/apple/ipod ... uters.html


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:46 am 
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For MANY years, I was married to my Shuffle... then one day I turned it ff and it lay neglected. Few years went by and now I'd like to get it going... looks like iot isn't taking a charge, bummer. I see some old used one selling for 150 bucks, good god not in this lifetime!

And now we have NO iPods at all from the fruit. One by one, they are ditching all the products I want to buy (expandable tower I can afford to buy, iPods). ALL my music (90 some off gigs worth) is in AAC... is there ANYTHING vaguely like the shuffle on the market I can use?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:17 pm 
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Top 7 alternatives to the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano...

https://www.cnet.com/news/top-7-alterna ... ipod-nano/

https://www.amazon.com/AGPTEK-Shuffle-P ... 2028568547


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:31 pm 
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I got an iPod nano (3rd gen) from my last employer as a christmas present. Looks like a regular old iPod except it's nearly flat and way, way smaller. I loved that thing. Then one of the data pins on the 30-pin connector went south (and by south I mean it fell out of the connector) and that was the last time I was able to update the contents of the iPod. Works with what's on there, charges fine, just can't put anything new on there or remove anything from it. Kind of... sad.

I imagine any OS that can run iTunes will support both the 3 & 4. Once you upgrade to Catalina dressing, though, all bets are off. They replaced iTunes with multiple applications in Catalina, who knows how far back they went in terms of support. Anything that they're still selling is certainly supported, but beyond that... they probably won't go back very far.

Hmm. I wonder where it went. I mean, I can't update the content, but it has every single Futurama episode from the original run on it. Plus a lot of music.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:09 pm 
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Did more digging, this one SOUNDS decent:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HQH3BSL/?c ... _lig_dp_it


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:23 am 
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Many Thanks for all replies


I have not updated to Mac OS Catalina ( yet )

Thanks for links too A+

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:26 am 
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I have iPod Nano's & one shuffle & one iPod Touch Generation 4 Version 4 < battery will not hold charge

Though


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:57 am 
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$11.99

https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Apple-Ge ... 2075829581

iPod Touch 4th Generation Battery Replacement...

https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPod+Touch ... ement/9829


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:19 am 
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? Capacity of iPod nano

& what is Futurama ?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:37 pm 
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I forget how big the iPod nano was, still haven't found it. I think it was 16GB? I specifically crunched the video files down in resolution so they'd still look fine on that screen. I really liked that form factor. The company name and logo and personalized a thank you message is inscribed on the back, so I was bummed when it died. Those things are glued together with really tight tolerances, I probably could get it apart but I know I'd mar something in the process.

Futurama. It's the current record holder for the longest time between a show being cancelled and then brought back. Although its cancelled again. The last season was kinda meh, they used all their best ideas in the first season after they returned and got a bunch of the original writers to work on a single episode (I think one writer used the money he got paid to write the episode to take a vacation to Italy... which he spent writing the episode), but cable tv budgets aren't the same as broadcast tv budgets so they couldn't do that forever (or at least the guys who did that for a single episode wouldn't opt to get paid the same amount regularly).


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:05 pm 
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I believe the iPod Nano's I have are 2 GB ( have ? 3 possibly 4 )

Work as far as I know

Shuffle 1 or 2 - 512 MB ? Maybe maybe 1 GB

Will get them out and check

Will look up Futorama on Wikipedia or INMDB app or IMDB ?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:19 pm 
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Oops, looks like I was wrong. They were only available in 4GB and 8GB versions. Mine was 8GB.

According to Wikipedia 4GBs were only available in silver, while 8GBs were available in silver, turquoise, mint green, black, and red. Mine was black, so I had an 8GB model.

The video files were crunched down really small, they were 100MB to 150MB for a 30 minute show (well, without commercials it's like 22 mins or so). You can do that when you're looking at them on a 320x240 screen.

If I remember right the size is etched on the back cover.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:44 pm 
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I think iTunes 12 still works with literally any iPod ever made. I don't know about Music or the last version of iTunes. Unfortunately my classic iPod is very dead, and my nano is unusable due to a failed battery so I can't test. I'll dig around and see if I can find another iPod with a scroll wheel buried somewhere in my boxes of junk. I don't think I still have one, but maybe...

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:31 pm 
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Still tracking / looking for mine

Found the box - only for a shuffle 512 MB ( and instructions )

They are here somewhere (?) + cable for them

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:53 pm 
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Found two silver iPod nano 2 GB ( second generation)
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& one Red iPod nano 4 GB ? Generation ? Check by serial number

Looking for chord ( s)

Shuffle missing

Hand written notes with iPod Nano's - I have horrible writing ? Deciphering now


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:44 pm 
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Ah, yes, 2nd gen were available in 2GB, since you said 3rd gen and I had a 3rd gen so I was relatively familiar with it. What I wrote only applies to 3rd gen units.

Still, any Mac with iTunes installed should support it. Honestly the only ones I think would be trouble are the original Firewire iPods, before they added USB support. Though I suppose if you rigged up a thunderbolt to firewire adapter it might work, but at that point I think you're better off buying a newer ipod off ebay (it'd be cheaper than the adapter).

You can figure out the generation of iPod Nanos by the case style, with each generation the style changed. 1st was long and narrow in a plastic case, 2nd generation were long and narrow in an aluminum case, 3rd generations were short and wide, 4th went back to long and narrow with a bigger screen, etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPod_Nano


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:18 am 
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Hello ,

Thanks for link

Imo ( naive one ) the silver ( metal 2Gb ) iPod Nano's x 2 and the " Red " 4 Gb ( also metal case &

imo same controls ) appear .... to be same (?)

I know I have the " charging cord / cable (s) as I never toss out cords or wires or adapters ( unless

a damaged power / AC etc cord . Where are the cords (?) my lack of organization leads me to several

Places ( a pvc ) one on top of other storage unit with pull out drawers - clear . Or in general vincinity

in boxes (?) we moved in 2015 to our current residence & due to a bad back & knee I did not participate
In physical moving


Still ..... looking for several items ( a DVD / CD recorder - inline for TV / Cable

Plus a few other items oh well


Cable TV is $ and mostly junk but ?

As far as purchasing iPod Nano - I avoid earphones or any other type ( now " Air Buds ? )

I have earlier versions of Apple earphones

& AKG & audio - technical ( Headphones ) good for close listening but not loud etc

Will check link provided

Handwritten notes of mine help some & they were functioning then


Peace

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:43 am 
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:?:

Some how ....

Located 3 USB to (?) iPod nano charging chords

2 are same , one looks ( smaller ) at point it would attach to iPod nano

Will check & connect

No shuffles found yet (?) < one may be for it ....

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