Model A1318 / 32 or 64 GB capacity

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I saw an advertisement on Ebay for a Ipod Touch 3G 8gb faulty. According to the seller the Ipod doesn't startup. I wonder if i exchange the battery will it come back to life or do you think something else is defective?


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Those are big depends. It could be anything from a bad battery to a bad dock connector, water damaged logic board, etc. or may be it just needs a reset... So it is difficult to assess the situation until you get more (and accurate) history as well as to dissect the iPod. I also don't think the iPod touch 3rd gen comes in an 8GB version, but 32+64 only....

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Hello oldturkey03

Its very odd because i've seen alot of Ipod touches 3rd gen 8gb on Ebay, are they fake :-S?

Anyway...according to the seller it's not water damaged, but how do you reset it when it's dead? Do you think 30$ is a fair price for an faulty non powering Ipod 3G 8gb(?) I will buy an battery from Ebay for 4$ and try to replace it with a new one.


It could be a good deal, if that is all that is wrong with it. It also depends how handy you are. Worst case scenario, and having gotten stung a few times myself, think replacing the logic board. Price it out, check the guides and see if you think you could handle the task (not that I am doubting you) and if it still looks like a good deal, go for it. Just like my job, expect the worst and hope for the best :-) As for the 8GB, I just checkd again and they do not list an 8GB. Don't think that everybody would be selling a face, just odd. May be some sort of typo :-)


ah, here is a bit of clarification "Because the 8GB third-generation Touch (shown here) is technically identical to the second-generation model, we've assigned it a slightly lower rating than the more capable 32GB and 64GB versions."

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Bit more here The 3rd gen has a faster processor, comes with mic and remote headphones and has the built in voice control and voice recorder. from best bet would be to get the model number from the back Pod touch (2nd generation) is model A1288, and iPod touch (3rd generation) is model A1318.


Haha well i considers myself pretty handy :p I will definitly give it a go and hope for the best, first off i'll try to exchange the battery. I couldn't seem to find any logic board for Ipod Touch 3g on Ebay thought, will do some more research, i only hope it doesn't cost as much as a new Ipod LOL.

Also thanks for clarifying about the 3g 8gb modell :) much appreciated


Anytime, and let us know how it is working out for you ;-)


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iPod touch 8GB "3rd gen" refers to the 2nd gen touch models released together with the 3rd 32GB and 64GB ones. Commonly known as 2nd/3rd model. Hope it helped.

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