Refurb Detection

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  1. slAsh

    slAsh Member

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    Hey all,

    I've been lurking a bit here and doing alot of reading.......great site!

    Have a question, is it possible to identify a refurbished touch by just looking at it or even while still in the package?

    Is a refurb unit a good purchace choice if one intends to jailbreak??

    Cheers,

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  2. Eragon

    Eragon New Member

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    From other sites dealing with iPhones, refurbished units have been almost completely rebuilt with new parts. There should be no operational differences between new and refurbished. Refurbished devices may not come in the same packaging as the new device, and may have some type of QC sticker adhered. The serial number may also have some unique identifier marking it as a refurbished device.
  3. Danls92

    Danls92 Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Unless you are buying from eBay or someplace like that, it will probably be identified as refurbished. If not, you can tell by if it is still in the plastic seal.

    Refurbished iPods should work just as well as new ones.
  4. Poopymath

    Poopymath New Member

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    Considering I got my iPod video as refurbished, I wouldn't want to do it again. The problem is some of them don't have new parts such as battery. The battery on my old battery ied after about a month, then I had to send it in. With the touch, if you jailbreak it then the battery dies, you're screwed.

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