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14 years 5 months ago #2804 by max2
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Some time prior to Christmas I bought through a trusted Aussie & NZ auction site, what I believed was an Apple IPOD MP4 - colour hot metallic pink for E for christmas.

Since playing with the apple site, whilst it looks like the classic series with larger screen, its only 4GB, and the current classic series hold a lot more. The nano series can be 4GB, but our machine is larger in size... same as classic.

There is very little documentation or branding that comes with this item, and I am having problems with it, in that when plugging into the computer USB port, it comes up with an overload message.

Apart from the fact that whilst fiddling with the darn thing, I selected an asian language instead of english and cannot get it back into english... so looked for instructions on the net, thus increasing my concern that its not an apple.... but a cheap chinese duplicate...

I am about ready to throw it out, but it wasn't cheap. Can anyone give me an indication if its an older apple IPOD series?

I am NOT technically inclined, (as Grant can attest) so KISS please![:I]

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14 years 5 months ago #77397 by GrantK
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Unfortunately Swaggie, it's a Chinese knock-off, not an Apple product:

www.engadget.com/2005/06/22/no-not-an-mp4-ipod-its-an-ipod-mp4/

This is why you won't find any manuals on the Apple site [xx(]

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14 years 5 months ago #77402 by max2
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Potential Ouch, but the picture on that website site is different to ours... our button at the bottom is exactly apple design, and the screen bigger...

However on the back is: F (what appears to be a C attached to the F) CE..

any help? FCCE

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14 years 5 months ago #77407 by GrantK
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quote:Originally posted by swaggie

Potential Ouch, but the picture on that website site is different to ours... our button at the bottom is exactly apple design, and the screen bigger...

The Chinese are pretty good at making copies which are indistinguishable from the original :p

I don't recall Apple ever making an iPod called MP4, but just to be sure, I checked their web site, and sure enough, there's no such beast:

www.apple.com/ipod/whichipod/

Does this look like yours Swaggie?


Or this one:


Or maybe this one:


There are many similar models made by various Chinese companies and they all use the model number iPod MP4.

quote:Originally posted by swaggie

However on the back is: F (what appears to be a C attached to the F) CE..

any help? FCCE

These are standard markings on most electronic equipment which is designed for sale in either the US or Europe:

FCC = Federal Communications Commission (US approval)
CE = Conformité Européene (European approval)

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14 years 5 months ago #77409 by max2
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Actually the bottom one is identical.....[:0][xx(]:(

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14 years 5 months ago #77418 by GrantK
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Oh Bummer [V] [V] [V] [V]

I saw various people auctioning similar players on ebay.com.au

Do you have any comeback with the company who sold it to you, or was it a private person [?]

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14 years 5 months ago #77420 by max2
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It is graysonline, both in Aust and NZ.

I have sent off an email to their CS people,, will let you know the outcome.[:0][:0]

So much for filling the christmas stocking beforehand....:(

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