Apple Offering 1st Gen iPod Nano Replacements For Free

Apple Offering 1st Gen iPod Nano Replacements For Free

Kevin Whipps
Nov 16, 2011

Open up that junk drawer that you inevitably have and take a peek around in there for a first generation iPod nano. Got it? The battery is most likely dead and you probably haven't used it in ages, but what if we told you that you could get that iPod replaced for free, and all you have to do is spend a few minutes online? Tempting, right?

How it works: A few years back, Apple was having problems with the batteries in the first-gen iPod nano heating up, and some of them were ever caught sparking while charging. That's obviously not a good thing, so instead of trying to convince owners that they bought a music player and a festive fireworks device, Apple is now replacing those iPods free of charge.

Who it affects: Admittedly, not everyone. You have to own an iPod nano that you bought (or was originally purchased) between September 2005 and December 2006. Next you go online to the iPod nano (1st generation) Replacement Program page on Apple's site, and fill out the appropriate info. You'll want to have your iPod nano handy, as you'll need the serial number from the back, which is located underneath the size indicator on the backside of the unit. If all clears then you'll get info to ship in your iPod, and then you'll get a replacement sent back to you in six weeks.

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