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FromCityToRural

Cleaning an ipod...?

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I'm sellin my iPod. I've had it in a cover thingy since day one, so I know there's a great shine underneath there somewhere, but it has a sticky residue all over it and grime in the button recesses from being in the cover. I need this thing to look good when I show it, what should I clean it with? I thought about alcohol wipeys or glass cleaner on a microfibre or similar soft cloth, but don't know how either would interact with the electronics or the plastic on the face. Any ideas?

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This is what the manual says.

Keeping the outside of iPod clean

To clean iPod, unplug all cables, turn iPod off, and slide the Hold switch (if available) to HOLD. Then use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting moisture in openings. Don’t use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean iPod.

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Hmm, interesting. Didn't know the manual had a section on cleaning it, otherwise I'd have looked it up myself!! Anyway, I'll give it a shot, but I doubt just a damp cloth is going to take care of it...

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Maybe put a little Goo-Gone on a towel and try that. Just be careful with it, and dont get it in the opening, and i think it should be ok.

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Uh I hate IPOD's and I especially hate Apple. Especially when you send it in for a technical error and the package comes back to you with a cracked IPOD. Then, Apple refuses to reimburse you. :angry: Sorry to get off topic.

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I am not sure what the sticky stuff is that you are talking about, but if it is glue like what you find under a label, then an old trick is to get a cloth and put a little WD-40 on it and use it to clean the spot. The WD-40 breaks down this kind of glue. I would be really really careful however with the Ipod as it's unknown what it will do to the plastic that it is made of.

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No, not really sticky label stuff, just accumulated grime from two years of being in the same skin, presumably some strange amalgam of moisture and dirt that made whatever it is that's on there.

Anyway, I went ahead and used alcohol wipes, worked like a dream. Thanks guys!

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UGGGH! You cursed me!!!

My ipod stopped working twice yesterday! I had to reset it, and have to do it everytime i try to turn it on after having it off for more than a few hours. Its probobly the last apple product i will buy, or at least te last ipod.

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see the new iTV and iPhone? the iphone is amazing.

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UGGGH! You cursed me!!!

My ipod stopped working twice yesterday! I had to reset it, and have to do it everytime i try to turn it on after having it off for more than a few hours. Its probobly the last apple product i will buy, or at least te last ipod.

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Its about 3 months past the warranty period.

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Well, it seems to be working today. It went dead though, so im going to have to charge it and see if it works after i do that.

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Agreed, it's definitely one of the best phones ever put out in the US (and for the world at that matter). Just hate that it won't come out till June. :(

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I just hope they cover more than cingular, because I want that phone.

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The Iphone is a Samsung phone. :shades: They can make it work on any network if that is what Apple wanted.

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Depends on what network you have, like if you have another GSM provider (T-Mobile, SunCom) then you can by the phone unlocked and plug in your SIM card but if you have a CDMA network (Verizon, Sprint/Nextel, Alltel) then from what I've read it will only be available to GSM for quite a while if not forever.

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I have tmobile and my contract is over in may, and if they come out with it in june I will definately wait, if not I don't know what I am gonig to do... I love tmobile, so I dont want to switch, but I have the MDA and I hate the phone with a passion, so I am ready for something new.

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I heard once it comes out in June you can buy it at your nearest Apple store and just plug in your T-Mobile SIM card and you're all set with the T-Mobile network. The only thing I don't know is if you do buy it at the Apple store, whether you're obligated to sign on to a contract there or you can just by the phone itself? :unsure: I already have Cingular (AT&T now <_< ) and would hate to add another 2 years on to my plan incase I decide to switch if AT&T is less than glamerous with customer service and quality.

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I believe that Apple has said these phones will be locked to cingular. However it seems to me they can't do this now.

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I believe that Apple has said these phones will be locked to cingular. However it seems to me they can't do this now.

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