Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2012 4:33 PM (in response to Alysandir)
Ok, my iPod started with the same issue...I think for now I'll ride out this thred and see what happens.
My poor poor old 30G Video
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2012 1:16 AM (in response to slikk66)
I've had my iPod for 6 and a half years now. However, about four months or so after I bought it I had this sound problem, but It was only in the left headphone. I thought it was just my headphones going out so I would only use the right Well then I bought brand new headphones and realized that it was my iPod that had the problem. If I had known about the warranty I would have gotten it fixed way back then, but I wasn't aware of it until it was too late. Either way, I figured it was a problem I could live with. Now it won't play out of either headphone, was going to try pressing on the lower right hand corner but I guess it's not the same problem because that did nothing. Oh well. Guess it's just time to get a new iPod.
Anyway my point of this was that people who were complaining about apple products not lasting long, I don't know what your deal is as mine worked for 6 years. yeah it had that one issue, and at about four years after I bought it started developing a few more, (wouldn't sync certain songs all the way, so i'd only have half the song, and it'd freeze up so I'd have to restart it a lot). But it's an electronic, that's to be expected. Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with it. I also haven't been the best iPod owner (dropped it on hard surfaces multiple times, and once i dropped it in a puddle) so i'm surprised it even lasted me this long.
I was hoping to find out how much it would cost to get it fixed (to see if it would be cheaper than buying a new one) but I see from previous comments that it'll probably end up being cheaper and better to just get a new one. I've been wanting an ipod touch anyway.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2012 6:43 PM (in response to slikk66)
I have had a original iPod 30gb Video, then iPod Touch, iPhone, iPhone 3g, and now iPhone 4gs. With every model/product I have had issues. Last week someone did a smash and grab in my car where my iTouch was and now its a goner. I tried to resort to my ipod video and of course......no Sound!!! Called Apple "Care" and spoke w/ Patrick who stated he was a senior specialist. He was very nice as in his tone of voice but was no help whatsoever. I told him that even though this is a older model it still cost alot and is in perfect condition. It has basically be in its box and been used as a music backup in case I needed to re-install itunes. I discovered this thread and couldn't believe how many people have had this same problem and how many got replacements. I was originally excited, thinking that maybe they would discount a repair or discount a new one, but of course that was wishful thinking on my part. Pretty much came down to SOL. I have a heart condition known as LAD Myocardial Bridge w/ Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Expecting to have surgery in 4 weeks. Music is such a relief during my hospitalizations and can actually decrease my pain. During painful procedures, I can use my ipod to mentally take me away from these awful times and float away in my head to some good music. I have used my iphone for this but iphones are a battery suck in hospitals and I use my phone to text my kids and parents, keeping everyone updated. So having a iPod is pretty much mandatory for someone like me. Can't afford to buy anything new and prayed that since this was such a known issue Apple would be able to do Something! Anything! But nope. They even stated that they couldn't find where the Sound problem I was describing listed anywhere. I asked him to look at these pages and was told "Anyone could post on there, it doesn't make it true". I reading that Apple "Cares" in their advertising doesn't make it true either. So I guess I can look forward to many painful procedures and no music to give me relief.