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Apple Offers Old School iPod Owners a Replacement

The battery in iPod nano first generation may overheat

By Patti Petitte
|  Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011  |  Updated 5:00 PM EDT
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Apple Offers Old School iPod Owners a Replacement

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iPod nanos sold between September 2005 and December 2006 have the potential to overheat.

Were you one of the first people to buy an iPod Nano? If so, you may qualify for a new one.

Apple says the battery in the iPod Nano first generation may overheat.

The iPods were sold between September 2005 and December 2006.

Apple traced the issue to a single battery supplier that produced the batteries with a manufacturing defect.

Apple recommends owners of the first generation Nano stop using the iPod and order a replacement for free.

First generation Nanos can be identified as having a white or black front and a silver metal back.

Using your iPod nano serial number, you can check to verify whether it’s eligible for a replacement on Apple's website.

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