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Second-Generation (Current) iPod mini - 4/6GB

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First-Generation (January 2004-February 2005) iPod mini - 4GB

iPod mini New Users’ Review (iLounge rating: B+): Read about the value of the iPod mini to iPod newbies.

iPod mini Power Users’ Review (iLounge rating: B+): The definitive review of Apple’s iPod mini, from packaging to marketing. Learn why users with greater demands may prefer other, more expensive iPods to the iPod mini.

iPod mini Battery Performance: A definitive look at the iPod mini’s battery performance.

iPod mini versus the Full-Sized iPod: Our first look at the iPod mini in early 2004, complete with comparison shots between the iPod mini and third-generation (3G) iPod.

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Picking the Right iPod for You: Download iLounge’s incredible free 2005 Buyers’ Guide for a complete guide to picking the best iPod for your personal needs and budget.

iLounge Discussion Forums: iPod mini General Discussion,
iPod mini Problems, and much more.

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1

I got the pink iPod mini nearly 3 weeks ago and I love it! It plays CD quality music and is so slim and small! I have ordered a case for it and that should come today or tomorrow.

Posted by PuccaAngel01851 on May 5, 2005 at 3:17 AM (CDT)

2

My I-pod mini is displaying an icon I have not seen before. It is a picture of a frowning I-pod with a yellow yield sign containing an exclaimation point. Has anybody seen this before? What does it mean? And how can I go about fixing the situation? Any knowledge would be greatful.

Posted by rocketman33 on May 10, 2005 at 10:03 PM (CDT)

3

i got my mini ipod 2day but i cant get any songs i was wonderin if sum1 cud help me bi tellin me i can get songs from windows media player on kno any good websites thanx amy

Posted by amy05 on May 14, 2005 at 5:57 PM (CDT)

4

I am about to buy an ipod mini only i dont know if to hold back because they don’t come with a charger, SO CAN AN ANYONE TELL ME IF I CAN CHARGE IT WITH MY COMPUTER OFF. SINCE MY OPTICAL MOUSES LASER ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE ON (EVEN WITH COMPUTER OFF), MY COMPUTER MIGHT POWER IT’S USB PORTS EVEN WHEN OFF, ?????so can my computer charge my ipod when off????????????? PlEase help

Posted by miguel350z on May 27, 2005 at 12:49 AM (CDT)

5

OK I NEED HELP MY IPOD MINI IS CONNECTED TO THE USB BUT IT SAYS IT IS NOT ON ITUNES AND I THINK I NEED A NEW WIRE THINGY BUT IM NOT SURE I MEAN THE IPD CHARGES AND EVERYTHING SBUT IT WONT LET ME PUT MORE SONGS ON HELP

Posted by Helpergurl23 on May 28, 2005 at 11:42 AM (CDT)

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I am about to buy an ipod mini only i dont know if to hold back because they don’t come with a charger, SO CAN AN ANYONE TELL ME IF I CAN CHARGE IT WITH MY COMPUTER OFF. SINCE MY OPTICAL MOUSES LASER ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE ON (EVEN WITH COMPUTER OFF), MY COMPUTER MIGHT POWER IT’S USB PORTS EVEN WHEN OFF, ?????so can my computer charge my ipod when off????????????? PlEase help
CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IF IT CAN BE CHARGED WITH COMPuter OFF

Posted by miguel350z on May 29, 2005 at 12:51 PM (CDT)

7

my itunes has more songs than my ipod mini can hold.  now, all my playlists that are on itunes and formerly on my mini have been replaced by one giant playlist on my mini.  How do I get my playlists back on my mini?

Posted by sedwards on June 1, 2005 at 4:32 PM (CDT)

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p.s. anythoughts on the adapters that allow you to play your ipod through your fm radio?  the one that is connected to an automatic charger for the lighter in your car seems handy but can you take it elsewhere besides your car?

Posted by sedwards on June 1, 2005 at 4:34 PM (CDT)

9

I LOVE my iPod Mini.  I got it for my 14th birthday about a month ago and I am hardly ever seen w/o it.  I lov to just put it on shuffle and listen- it really makes long bus trips for school field trips fly by.  I also would highly recommend downloading iDirectionz- it is like a tiny little mapquest for your iPod- you use it on your computer and it downloads dirctions to your ipod.  I love the color- mine’s blue and it just looks cool.  There’s a 14-year-old computer geek’s opinion on the 4GB iPod Mini

Posted by smb510 on June 15, 2005 at 1:19 PM (CDT)

10

i love my mini its pink and i take it everywhere but the this is… ITS FUCKING NOT OCNNECTING TO THE COMPUTER ANYMORE! like i dont know what i did wrong but when i plug it in all it does is charge it doesnt let me put songs on it anymore… and its so frustrating… can someone PLEASE help me i might go insane///

Posted by cutescream on July 4, 2005 at 2:22 PM (CDT)

11

i have a Ipod Mini….and i just got a Belkin Tunecast II Fm Transmitter…..how in the heck do i use it….do i plug this thing into a boom box or what because everytime i do it turns off and wont turn back on….can i get some free directions to the tuner and if so where?

Posted by bigriff on July 7, 2005 at 10:40 PM (CDT)

12

I received an ipod mini as a gift at Christmas but rarely use it. When I charge the battery it loses it’s charge in about an hour. I went to the Apple web site and even though it is still under warranty, they want to charge $30 for S/H. How do I get it to hold a charge?

Posted by notafanofipod on August 2, 2005 at 5:46 PM (CDT)

13

Does anyone know of an oline music store that goes with the ipod mini except itunes and that is legal?

Posted by steve8958 on August 17, 2005 at 4:23 PM (CDT)

14

Helpgirl, Did u register the ipod on the computer?

Posted by steve8958 on August 17, 2005 at 4:25 PM (CDT)

15

miguel350z:
At sterio advantage, they have a charger for 14.95 that goes into the wall, or they have one for 29.99 at target

Posted by steve8958 on August 17, 2005 at 4:27 PM (CDT)

16

hey my ipod just froze on me what do i do now or how can i fix it

Posted by aznren89 on October 2, 2005 at 6:34 PM (CDT)

17

My iPod says disk mod then has a big check. Under the check t says “Click to disconnect”. Does anyone know how to change it?

Posted by annie20x on November 24, 2005 at 8:44 PM (CST)

18

“hey my ipod just froze on me what do i do now or how can i fix it
By aznren89 on 10.02.05 at 02:34

all what you need to do is just press and hold the “Select and Menu” buttons for at least 6 second ,until the apple logo appears :) enjoy!

Posted by (`*-.__.[Gucci Bunneh].__.-*`) on November 29, 2005 at 12:55 AM (CST)

19

I have deleted all the songs from my iPod mini and the Library it holds but it still says theres no free space.. how do i get rid of the space thats taken up? i tried to reset the mini and it still hasn’t freed space on the iPod from iTunes. Can anyone help me out?

Posted by asha108xx on January 2, 2006 at 4:10 PM (CST)

20

were is the free music

Posted by shakema on January 25, 2006 at 7:15 PM (CST)

21

Alright check dis owt. i had an ipod mini 4 about a year now. i have like a thousand sumthin songs on it. n tha computer dat i used 2 put songs on my ipod iz broken now. n my ipod iz actin wild n ima bowt 2 send it n 4 repairs. but i need 2 put tha songs from my ipod 2 my new computer. I NEED SERIOUS HELP!!!!!!
if anybody could help me, email me @ .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or if you have a myspace my name is Bleezzy F. Baby, mail sum info 2 me.
PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!

Posted by [email protected] on February 2, 2006 at 5:33 PM (CST)

22

A link on this page is incorrect:

“iPod mini New Users’ Review (iLounge rating: B+): Read about the value of the iPod mini to iPod newbies.”

It links to “Capdase Luxury Metal Case for iPod nano”

Is the content of the original link accessible somewhere else?

Thanks.

Posted by queertastica on February 4, 2006 at 1:26 AM (CST)

23

I am wondering I am able to change the “iPod mini” title on main menu of the iPod mini to what I names my iPod when it was registered.  If anyone can let me know if this is possible and if it is how I got about doing it?

Posted by msfetish in Toronto, Canada on March 26, 2006 at 9:05 PM (CST)

24

HI
When i plug my iPod mini into the computer. It comes up with an image of the wall adapter and nothing comes up. I cant turn it off, i have to let it turn off itself. has anyone ever had this problem b4. Please help if possible. Thanx

Posted by marlsey on March 30, 2006 at 8:31 AM (CST)

25

Hey,
I bought my ipod about one year ago and haven’t experienced any problems up until now.
When i try to download songs onto my ipod, the computer says there is a corrupt file, and i got some advice to reset it, which is all good, but when i press the menu and select buttons for at least ten seconds, nothing happens!!! HELP!!!

Posted by ebony_jb on April 2, 2006 at 11:58 PM (CDT)

26

Me again…. what the bloody hell is a chkdsk utility?
HELP URGENTLY NEEDED!!!!

Posted by ebony_jb on April 3, 2006 at 12:39 AM (CDT)

27

i REALLY NEED HELP! my dad gave me his mini and its dead.when i try to charge it it has a lightning bolt but wont charge and keeps switching to the frowning ipod.some please help me!

Posted by Carter on April 27, 2006 at 3:04 PM (CDT)

28

My old laptop is dead, and I loaded iTunes onto my new one, but I don’t want to reload all of my music to the new laptop one by one.  I tried to copy the library from my mini but it didn’t work.  I can see the list of songs from my mini when I plig it in to the laptop, but I can’t get the library from my mini to my new laptop.  How can I do this???

Posted by Only She on May 3, 2006 at 1:40 PM (CDT)

29

my menu button isn`t working correct any ideas on how to fix it?

Posted by obeseashleyx on May 4, 2006 at 9:16 PM (CDT)

30

I just dropped my iPod mini from about 5 inches off the ground.  Just barely high enough to jar the thing; but despite this fact the display no longer works.  The light comes on and I can still hear the music, but the menus and display are no worky worky.  If you can’t tell me how to fix it then explain to me why I have such bad luck.

Posted by DarkShines on May 9, 2006 at 11:57 AM (CDT)

31

i bought my ipod mini off of my friend who registered it on windows. i have a mac. is there any way possible to un-register the ipod from windows and change it to mac? any kind of tip or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Posted by bitzatron on May 16, 2006 at 8:12 AM (CDT)

32

My ipod mini has been working great, until it said i downloaded too many songs and it can’t hold all of them so it consolidated them to one big list and i can’t get it to have several playlists. what do i do??

Posted by Caitlen on June 24, 2008 at 7:47 PM (CDT)

33

New Ipod mini for us a had-me down from another person. It played fine but it was a MAC formatted one so with us having a PC we restored the ipod to factory so now it is seen by the PC and itunes (latest version) but…the problem is when I drag and drop or sync the copying bar starts (a very little bit)  but then times out and nothing is on the ipod mini. How can I get it to save songs?????

Posted by Nancy on February 2, 2009 at 5:26 PM (CST)

34

okay i just got an ipod from a friend and when i try to put my songs on my itunes it only sync’s a little bit of the music….how do i put all the songs i want on it…..im very confused.

Posted by lynette on September 24, 2009 at 3:56 PM (CDT)

35

i bought a mini recently off ebay, a 2nd gen 6gb model. love it! also modded it with a kingston 16gb compact flash, a new clickwheel and bought an ipod skin for it. works great! best ipod i’d ever had

Posted by bosu on November 24, 2009 at 10:23 AM (CST)

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