Apple has launched a worldwide campaign to replace first-generation iPod nano with a battery overheat problem. This replacement process is carried out from Apple’s own website and is completely free of charge.
Apple has determined that, in very rare cases, the battery of iPod nano (first generation) can overheat and pose a safety risk. iPod nano affected are those sold between September 2005 and December 2006 .
This problem has been traced back to a manufacturing defect in the battery. While the possibility of a battery overheating incident is rare, this iPod nano, which is more than five years old, increases the likelihood of overheating and incidents as it is an aging battery. For that reason, Apple recommends that you stop using these first-generation iPod nano and follow the process below to order a replacement unit, free of charge .
The replacement program can be found on Apple’s website under Support. To complete this process all you need to do is go to their website, enter your country , enter the iPod serial number (which will be checked by Apple to see if it is in the replacement program) and they will give you instructions on how to complete the process. You will then receive your new unit about 6 weeks after receipt of your first-generation iPod nano.
If your iPod nano is customized, with your name laser-etched on the back, you will receive a not customized one.
To make it easier to identify with the naked eye of a first generation iPod nano, this iPod has a black or white plastic front and a silver metal stainless steel back (most current iPod nano models are made of aluminum with a coating on the front and back).
If your iPod nano is badly scratched on the back and you can’t see the serial number, you can always connect it to iTunes and the serial number of your iPod will be displayed in the iPod information section.
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