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change ipod shuffle (2nd gen) colour Answered

I won a 2nd gen iPod Shuffle from an arcade game at the local movie theatre and I got a purple one. Since I'm so insecure with my sexuality (and I just plain don't like the colour) I'm wondering if there is a way to strip the paint (if it actually is paint) from it. I've looked into other options like the silicon and aluminum shuffle cases but they are kinda bulky.

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atomicrabbit

10 years ago

ok no worries about the colour anymore. I went to the apple store and exchanged my winning purple ipod shuffle for a silver one, without too much of a hassle. I told them the truth -- I said I won the ipod at an arcade and I wanted to exchange it for a different colour. Luckily I re-packaged it all (since I did open it and fool around with it), and they returned it. At first they would do it, but I called the store beforehand to check if I could exchange it and they said I could as long as it wasn't open. If it was open, they would have to charge me a 10% restocking fee ($8). Anyhow... what can I do about the memory. Is there anyway to upgrade the memroy in a 2G ipod shuffle?

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atomicrabbit

10 years ago

A. hahaha B. haha C. ha This is off topic but does anyone know if the memory in a 2G ipod shuffle can be replaced/upgrade with a larger amount? Does it use anything standard?

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Bran

10 years ago

The purple color is because it is anodized aluminum, not paint. Read more about anodization here.

The only thing I could tell you is to take it apart, sand your whole iPod down, and try your luck at anodizing. If you do, please update us on how it turns out!

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atomicrabbitBran

Reply 10 years ago

haha not a chance... that's way too advanced for me.

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Sunbanks

10 years ago

You can A. Cover it in duct tape B. Say it takes a real man to have a purple iPod or C. Sell it and get a different colour.

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atomicrabbit

10 years ago

ok I found detailed instructions on how to disassemble a 2nd gen ipod shuffle here. What I do not ahve is a replacement housing

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Neo1

10 years ago

you can probably buy a new housing on the Internet

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atomicrabbitNeo1

Reply 10 years ago

any idea where I could get a new housing?? and how to take it apart?