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I found an old 2004 Clickwheel iPod in my drawer. Suggest things I can do with it?

Asked by richardhenry (12638points) January 2nd, 2008

This model: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61688#clickwheel

Any ideas? Anything cool I can do with it? Is installing Linux on a black and white iPod potentially useful or fun?

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jarodbo's avatar

Does it still work? I recently found one of the same and got it working with a super secret “fix” i found in a thread online (banging the top right corner on my desk 3 times). Now I am just using it as a portable hard drive and an ipod, but I’m curious to see what people come up with on here…

suejester's avatar

I am still using my “old 2004 ipod clickwheel” as my primary mp3 player… still works great!

richardhenry's avatar

Yeah it works just fine! Yeah, I might use it as a HDD or something. Or maybe dismantle it and make some kind of crazy bottle MP3 player (with some old speakers). Anything to avoid revision!

richardhenry's avatar

@suejester Oh yeah, there is definitely something awesome about them.

suejester's avatar

If you come up with anything creative, please let me know, so when mine dies or someone gives me a new one I will have some ideas of how to recycle the little bugger…

Spargett's avatar

I think throwing iPod Linux on it would reward you the most “fun”. Other than that, it makes for a great portable hard drive if you think its reliable enough.

djbyron's avatar

Flash the iPod with RockBox! Opensource mp3 software for portables. A couple of my friends have done it and it’s pretty sweet!

http://youssefsblog.blogspot.com/2007/11/rockbox-open-source-portable-music.html

amandajaynne's avatar

Either use it or sell it on ebay or in your local news paper. There’s always a kid somewhere who maybe wants an ipod for their birthday but their parents can’t quite afford a new one. =]

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