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have i done the right thing ? worried now ? re ipod

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Found 16th Dec 2009
Hi all, just been up the city wandering to find hubbys xmas pressie and i was going to get him an 8gb ipod touch, but while i was in gamestation they told me they had a 16gb 2nd hand one for £99. which seemed a good price even for 2nd hand so i bought him that.

Now he wont be bothered abt 2nd hand coz we use ebay & freeads quite a bit and the ipod touch is mint. thing is did i do right getting 2nd hand and was the price good ?

also how do i know what version it is? i asked in store but they were quite busy and not really wanting to help much other than take my money.

i am that bad i dont even know how to switch it on LOL guess i just need to be reassured dont want to give it to him for xmas only to be told not the right version/size what ever else i could have got wrong.

thanks for any help.

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easiest way to tell the diff between gen1 & gen2 is if you get sound without headphones its gen2 HTH

take it back, and get a brand new 5th gen from amazon or dixons for £26 extra ]http//ww…8-3

noodles1631;7242705

take it back, and get a brand new 5th gen from amazon or dixons for £26 … take it back, and get a brand new 5th gen from amazon or dixons for £26 extra ]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Apple-iPod-nano-Camera-Generation/dp/B002MRRRNM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1260966489&sr=8-3




or a dog

noodles1631;7242705

take it back, and get a brand new 5th gen from amazon or dixons for £26 … take it back, and get a brand new 5th gen from amazon or dixons for £26 extra ]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Apple-iPod-nano-Camera-Generation/dp/B002MRRRNM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1260966489&sr=8-3



The OP has bought an iPod touch :thumbsup:

Original Poster

i cant even get it to switch on at the mo so i dont know what gen it is. i have plugged it into the computer but the screen is just showing an empty battery not going up & down (like when phone charges) is his ok ? what button switches it on ?

ops sorry.

to turn it on press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears. (the top one i think)

Original Poster

do you get any sound when you switch it on. i'm really worried it may be 1st gen now when the girl told me it was 2nd gen

Hold the top button until an apple logo appear, then leave it to load then its on
It its 1st gen, It will have a black edge around it, if its 2nd it will have a chrome edge, like the back of it

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AahBisto;7242974

Hold the top button until an apple logo appear, then leave it to load … Hold the top button until an apple logo appear, then leave it to load then its onIt its 1st gen, It will have a black edge around it, if its 2nd it will have a chrome edge, like the back of it



from looking at the pics and the fact that it doesnt have a volume control on it i am guessing it is 1st gen. Will this be ok, apart from the sound needing headphones which i dont think will be a biggy do you think a 1st gen will be ok. i was really chuffed when i managed to get it as it has taken me a long time to save up & i cant afford to spend £150 or £250.

i hope he will still be able to do everything a newer one can. my really good day could be turning into a bad one :?

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AahBisto;7242991

http://www.everyipod.com/images/other_images/ipod-touch-1g-2g.jpgFirst … http://www.everyipod.com/images/other_images/ipod-touch-1g-2g.jpgFirst gen is on the right 2nd on he lsft



thanks for your help there, from the piccies it seems it is 1st gen. have i made a boo boo ?

Jimston;7243029

from looking at the pics and the fact that it doesnt have a volume … from looking at the pics and the fact that it doesnt have a volume control on it i am guessing it is 1st gen. Will this be ok, apart from the sound needing headphones which i dont think will be a biggy do you think a 1st gen will be ok. i was really chuffed when i managed to get it as it has taken me a long time to save up & i cant afford to spend £150 or £250. i hope he will still be able to do everything a newer one can. my really good day could be turning into a bad one :?



Yeah, thats about the only differance really. The thing differant from 1st and 2nd is that 2nd has better battery, built in speaker and loads a little faster

Thats about it really, They both do the same thing is the bottom line!

And no, Not really a boo boo, If its like you said, Mint then for a 16gb ipod touch, regardless of the gen, 99 quid is a deal!
post a deal aswell

Now you have a Touch, you'll be wanting this thread - hotukdeals.com/ite…911 :thumbsup:

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AahBisto;7243066

Yeah, thats about the only differance really. The thing differant from … Yeah, thats about the only differance really. The thing differant from 1st and 2nd is that 2nd has better battery, built in speaker and loads a little fasterThats about it really, They both do the same thing is the bottom line!



he really only wants one to mess with apps and games not movies or anything like that so i have been saving for a couple of months and just figured a 16gb would be better than a brand new 8gb more room to save apps.

i guess if he doesnt want it my 5 year old will soon call a claim to it :-D

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shibi din;7243102

Now you have a Touch, you'll be wanting this thread - … Now you have a Touch, you'll be wanting this thread - http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/543911/one-free-iphone-ipod-touch-game-eve?t=543911 :thumbsup:



looks good but i think have to sync it or something i think & if i do that he may notice something on the pc and figure out what ive been buying

Original Poster

BIG THANK YOU to all who have replied in this thread you have put my mind to rest a little bit. I think he will be ok with a 1st gen, as the differences shouldnt really affect him, and iwill be kind of glad if he has to use headphones, wont have to listen to him LOL.

thanks you all again & merry chrimbo.
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