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Recording feature discovered in new iPods

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By Dennis Lloyd

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Published: Friday, May 2, 2003
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The clever guys at iPoding have discovered that the new iPods have a recording feature built-in!

“Well, we couldn’t wait so we went to the local Best Buy and picked up a new Gen 2 15GB.  It’s going to be taken apart soon, but we first ran Diagnostic Mode on it.  It has a recording feature! There is also a test for LINEIN that does recording too.  We don’t have a mic to test with it at the moment but after “recording” when we listen to the headphones we hear the sound of nothing recorded (you know what we mean right?)”

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1

If you follow their comments, I believe they just learned that one of the ports at the top (where the remote can be plugged in), is where a mic works…at least that’s what it sounds like following the posted comments below the story

Posted by huggies in TX on May 2, 2003 at 12:02 PM (PDT)

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alright y’all..have fun recording w/ your new ipods (for 6 seconds)

http://ipoding.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=1137&mode=thread&order=0

Posted by huggies in TX on May 2, 2003 at 2:10 PM (PDT)

3

of course they’re swamped now…sorry, didn’t think to copy directions…oh well keep trying ipoding, it’s on there!

Posted by huggies in TX on May 2, 2003 at 2:14 PM (PDT)

4

from the apple boards…which were copied from ipoding:

Hot off the presses from the people over at ipoding.com, this seals the deal i have to get one of these new ipods.
To record right now: (only 3rd gen ipods)


Plug in earphones
Activate Diagnostic Mode - Reset (hold MENU and PLAY) and hold down PREVIOUS, NEXT and CENTER buttons at Apple logo - Release buttons and you’ll hear a chirp and Diagnostic mode will appear
Use Next button to navigate to “J. RECORD”
Speak into Left earphone when “BEGIN…” appears
You’ll get about 6 sec. of record time and then “DONE”
Press center button for playback
Press Play/Pause to return to list of tests This is just the mono record feature… as noted here there is also a stereo line-in but that is in the dock connector and activated by “F. LIN REC”

Posted by huggies on May 2, 2003 at 2:18 PM (PDT)

5

That seals it for me too.

Posted by cpatch in San Diego, CA on May 2, 2003 at 2:21 PM (PDT)

6

OMG!!!!!

Posted by yagme on May 3, 2003 at 10:39 PM (PDT)

7

Nowadays, is it worth to buy a music device unable to record?

10G, 15G, 30G or whatever, I want to be able to play/rec what I need….

max

Posted by max on July 12, 2003 at 3:12 PM (PDT)

8

my ipod is so cool but where? can i customazie it?

Posted by CINDY on October 14, 2004 at 1:30 PM (PDT)

9

my ipod is so cool but where? can i customazie it?

Posted by CINDY on October 14, 2004 at 1:30 PM (PDT)

10

my ipod is so cool but where? can i customazie it?

Posted by CINDY on October 14, 2004 at 1:30 PM (PDT)

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