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I have a Pioneer AVIC-N4 in my truck. I recently decided to add an Ipod as a backup to my CD changer. The adds for the N-4 all said it was Ipod compatible. This isn't entirely true. It's compatible with SOME Ipods. I purchased the 120 gig Ipod classic. When I plugged it into my N-4 I got an error message. I called Pioneer and was told my Classic will work with the new N-5 but not my N-4. After more than a weeks worth of research and countless phone calls to Pioneer, I've finally found out that the only Ipods that will work with my N-4 are the older 30 & 60 gig "GEN 5" and older models. I called Apple, only to find they no longer make this model. They also no longer carry refurbished models. The tech at Apple suggested I try getting a used one on Ebay or from a merchant that carried rebuilt or refurbished Mac products. She suggested MacWorld.com. My problem, I'm not knowledgeable enough to buy a used Ipod on Ebay and be sure I'm getting the correct model. When I looked at the MacWorld web site I couldn't find any Ipods, or any other Mac products for that matter, for sale. Only magazines. So what I need to know is do any of you guys know where I can get a rebuilt or refurbished "Gen. 5" Ipod? I need to buy from a store/web site that has a tech support department and a return policy. Just in case I get the wrong model again. So how about it guys. Anyone have any web sites they know about? Thanks.
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is that the smaller, but bulky one? that was nano sized compared to the first ones? my gf has one, its pink, not using it,
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Macworld.com is a magazine/news site.

I'll do some research for you
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my bad, hers was a gen 2 iPod mini 15GB
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my bad, hers was a gen 2 iPod mini 15GB
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Thanks Trent. That's EXACTLY what I needed, but didn't know how to find. I've got a bid in on one. I'll know soon if I get it.
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Good deal, yeah Apple changed the pinout on all of their models after that year. Then they just changed again for the new iPhones/iPod Touches which screwed me over, my FM transmitter won't charge my new Touch. I had one of the 5.5 gen 60gb but some scumbag stole it when I was in the shower last year.
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I know circuit city sells refurbished ipods. Im not sure what selection they have of the older gen models but it might be worth a shot.
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I am sure u want to use ur new deck. however u could always hook the ipod directly to your amps (if you have some iam not sure). Thats how i did it for my last truck and it worked great since the amps were hidden under the seat, in order to steal it you would have to take the seat out. I replaced the deck with gauges and a switch to turn the amp on, pretty slick and cheap..... iam sure u want to use ur deck though.....
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I am sure u want to use ur new deck. however u could always hook the ipod directly to your amps (if you have some iam not sure). Thats how i did it for my last truck and it worked great since the amps were hidden under the seat, in order to steal it you would have to take the seat out. I replaced the deck with gauges and a switch to turn the amp on, pretty slick and cheap..... iam sure u want to use ur deck though.....
Then he would have wasted all that money on the deck, that doesn't make sense.
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Its cheap if you have an Ipod and a crappy deck, dosnt make sense in this case although he still have to buy another I pod... but ya in this case id just buy another Ipod, sell the old one
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Well I've been out bid on 2 so far. Can anyone give me some guidance on what one of these things is worth? I paid $250, including shipping, for my brand new 120GB Classic. These things are 2-3 years old, with 30-60GB and seem to be going for $140 plus/minus a bit, plus $10-20 for shipping. Does that sound about right for one of these units? Or do you think I should wait until after Christmas and try again. I'm thinking $125 total, plus or minus a bit.
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150 sounds just about right, I paid 250 for my 30gb new a year or two ago.
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Thanks Trent. That's gives me a place to work from.
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Thanks Trent and all you other guys that made suggestions. Got my Gen. 5--60GB ipod yesterday.
It works GREAT with the N-4. Got it for $152 including shipping.



Just in case I get busy during the next 2 weeks. I want to wish everyone a

Very Merry Christmas and Happy and Prosperous New Year
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Awesome, glad to hear it. Same to you!
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