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aRtlessX says

Hi guys, I purchased a used ipod touch from ebay and what strikes me as strange/suspicious is the fact that when I got it, as soon as I charged it (it was out of battery) it opened to the very first settings screen, had to put all the settings and such as if it was all new and had never been opened before.

From my experience, even if you reset the device via itunes, it just gets to its factory settings/applications. It doesn’t start from the beginning like it hasn’t been used before. What I can only think of and what I’m worrying about is that the device has been opened, that it might be refurbished and not just used as the seller was claiming. Cause I can’t think of another reason for the device to act like it hasn’t been opened before, unless its actual hardware has been assembled / disassembled.

Unless I have missed something and there is a way to reset the device to the very beginning like it hasn’t been opened before, that I don’t know….is there or I’m right to be alerted for a refurbished unit? :(

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aRtlessX says

double post

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ShermanJackson says

Try Pressing the “Top Button – Off/lock button” and the button on the bottom of the bottom. HOLD BOTH TOGETHER for a 30 seconds at least.

I own an iPod Touch 4G

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aRtlessX says

I did, after dispaying the apple, it wakes up to the legular main screen, not starting all over again asking for settings like when I first got it. So that’s not it either. :/

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ShermanJackson says

Youtube it ??

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aRtlessX says

Looks like I confirmed my suspicions another way: Checked the apple warranty and the serial number matches a white ipod and not a black one. So I guess it’s safe to say it is indeed refurbished, they obviously replaced the screen..

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