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Apple Do I have the only 8GB iPod Shuffle in existence???

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sad panda, 21 Sep 2009.

  1. sad panda

    sad panda What's a Dremel?

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    So I picked up a cheap iPod shuffle on ebay hoping to resell it for more on amazon. It was marked "APPLE SHUFFLE 2GB - 2nd Generation" , came in an official looking iPod box and looks like an iPod. However, the back is stamped 8GB and as far as I can tell, Apple never made an 8GB iPod shuffle. I plugged it into my computer and fdisk -lu says this:

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    Disk /dev/sdb: 8378 MB, 8378122752 bytes
    64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 7990 cylinders, total 16363521 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x6f20736b
    
    This doesn't look like a partition table
    Probably you selected the wrong device.
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1   ?   778135908  1919645538   570754815+  72  Unknown
    Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sdb2   ?   168689522  2104717761   968014120   65  Novell Netware 386
    Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sdb3   ?  1869881465  3805909656   968014096   79  Unknown
    Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sdb4   ?  2885681152  2885736650       27749+   d  Unknown
    Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    
    Partition table entries are not in disk order
    
    WTF is going on?:lol: It seems to work okay.
     
  2. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    pictures or it never happened!
     
  3. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Fake?
     
  4. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    I don't know, but don't put it through the wash. Mine didn't like that for some reason.
     
  5. Combinho

    Combinho Ten kinds of awesome

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    I can verify, that Sir Digby's observations are also true for iPod nanos...
     
  6. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    fake 8378 MB <> 8378122752 bytes.. divide by 1024
     
  7. sad panda

    sad panda What's a Dremel?

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    [​IMG]

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  8. sad panda

    sad panda What's a Dremel?

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    I don't follow you. 8378122752 bytes / (1024^3) = 7.8 GiB
     
  9. Combinho

    Combinho Ten kinds of awesome

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    Pink??!!!??
     
  10. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Definite fake - the hold button is wrong. They were metal.

    That, and you have a USB connector - the shuffle used a dock through the headphone port to communicate by USB. :thumb:

    And the colour looks all wrong.
     
  11. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    oh panda.. give it up =] it's simple math not rocket science- the numbers you put up don't match up
     
  12. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    super fake!

    It has an on/off switch on the base, and teh play/pause logo is stuck on at a funny angle.

    oh dear!
     
  13. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    ipods were anodized not painted
     
  14. sad panda

    sad panda What's a Dremel?

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    I emailed the seller and got this response:

    :duh:
     
  15. keir

    keir S p i t F i r e

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    lols
     
  16. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    @The seller

    good english yes very download much

    Did it cost you much? I would've kept, looked decent enough.
     
  17. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    (((8378122752 bytes/1024) = 8181760.50KB)/1024 = 8181760.50KB)/1024 = 7.80GB


    7.80GB = 7990.00MB = 8181760.50KB = 8378122752 bytes


    simple enough
     
  18. sad panda

    sad panda What's a Dremel?

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    I said 8378 MB not 8378 MiB.

    Learn the difference
     
  19. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    I would keep it and tell people that its a limited edition...:worried:
     
  20. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    If you can put tunes on it - job done. Keep it. Just get some proper ear buds and enjoy.

    john
     

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