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The First Dead (And Not Abused) Fifth-Generation iPod nano

One of the fun things about having a bunch of new iPod nanos on hand is that we’re able to put multiple units through tests at the same time. What we weren’t expecting was that our new yellow 8GB iPod nano would just die in the middle of one of those video tests, less than 24 hours after it was purchased.

The new nano was playing back a video playlist, using its speaker rather than its headphone port. An hour and 19 minutes into the test, the iPod turned off and wouldn’t turn back on again. Nothing seems to make it responsive—hard resets, attempts at charging it, and so on; it was never connected to a power source other than a Mac for charging or syncing. Our testing of the other units continues.

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Comments

1

3 days of my first ever iPod.  A shiny black 16g nano 5th gen.

Removed the headphones while music playing and screen and sound went, clicking from buttons (not the wheel) only and this went after 20 or so mins.  Tried everything (well, not really much to try) so will be off to the apple store on Sat.

Posted by Alan on October 6, 2009 at 2:40 PM (CDT)

2

Same thing happened to my new 16gig 5th gen. nano. My first ever ipod and it croaked after just one week. Tried everything I could to revive it, but it’s just dead.

Posted by Brian on November 7, 2009 at 6:31 AM (CST)

3

Same thing happened to me. After about a month my brand new 16gig 5th gen ipod nano was hit by water, crashed and was saved by the rice trick. It worked fine. A week later it crashed, asked to be reset and now it won’t turn on and itunes doesn’t recognize it.
Another, older ipod of mine was never recognized by itunes and years later still isn’t. Done with apple.

Posted by arayah on February 28, 2010 at 5:32 PM (CST)

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