: What do you do with your old ipods?
Mar 18th, 2012, 10:07 PM
I have a number of old ipods in various working states from the last number of years. I will admit - I am a bit of a hoarder and have kept them all - even the 2nd gen touch that found its way into my golf bag last year and gave up the ghost when my bag got soaked in a rain storm... My questions is - can they be recycled or otherwise disposed of? Or in the case of the broken ones - are they worth the expense of getting them repaired and then selling them off?
Any thoughts would be very much appreciated..
Mar 18th, 2012, 10:18 PM
In general, I doubt that they're worth the cost to repair, unless it's a REALLY easy repair. They might have some value broken on eBay or Kijiji, but probably not much. Your local trash people should offer recycling days or a recycling centre you can bring them to, and some stores do as well.
Mar 18th, 2012, 10:25 PM
Old iPods that are toast as far as battery life goes can live a long, productive life as home stereos, attached to any number of inexpensive docks.
My Apple-replacement iPod Nano 6th-generation has taken up the place formerly held by a 1st-generation nano in our iSound Max (http://www.mobiletechreview.com/iPod/iSound-MAX-speakers.htm) speaker dock. $79 new, I've seen it advertised for $59, and it rocks. Enough output to shake the walls and make your neighbours complain. Comes with a remote too. Has a pass-through iPod connector on the back and an auxiliary audio input. Highly recommended.
Mar 18th, 2012, 11:10 PM
old ipods that are toast as far as battery life goes can live a long, productive life as home stereos, attached to any number of inexpensive docks.
Mar 19th, 2012, 07:12 AM
My old ipod is repair.
so new release to this year???
I keep mine in an old shoe box!
Mar 19th, 2012, 09:03 AM
Thanks for the thoughts.. I have my original nano in a dock in the kitchen... but I think I will recycle the touch - no use hanging onto it.. It only shows the white screen when turned on, so yeah.. probably not worth it to repair..
Mar 19th, 2012, 09:41 AM
I generally keep my older devices around for testing, and in some cases simply as collectibles, especially in the case of traditional iPod models.
On the other hand, my toddler has taken possession of my second-generation iPod touch. It's really too old to be useful for much of anything else any more as it doesn't even run recent iOS versions, so it's fun for her to play her little games and watch kids' videos on and I don't really care if she destroys it :)
Mar 19th, 2012, 10:07 AM
Um, I sell mine in the ehMac classifieds.
Mar 19th, 2012, 11:06 AM
...I think I will recycle the touch - no use hanging onto it.. It only shows the white screen when turned on, so yeah.. probably not worth it to repair..
How To Fix The iPod Touch White Screen Of Death (http://www.iphlogger.com/2009/how-to-fix-the-ipod-touch-white-screen-of-death.php)
To fix the iPod Touch white screen of death the solution I've used is press in the sleep/wake button on the top left of the device, and the big circular home button on the front face on the bottom. Do this for roughly 10 or more seconds and the device should shut down/off. Give if a moment and then restart the device.