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Dec 27, 2010, 10:10 PM
My friend got a new iPod Nano 6G since his Nano 5G has a broken screen. He gave it to me and I looked up the hardware serial number and saw that it is still under warranty. Can I get the screen replaced for free at the Apple Store? Also, how long would the repair take?

Thanks for any help you can give.

Dec 28, 2010, 12:11 AM
a cracked screen isn't something that is covered in warranty.

Dec 28, 2010, 07:23 AM
Well, I don't think it will be free, especially if your friend didn't transfer any AppleCare for it to you.

According to iFixit, the parts cost to fix are approximately:
Glass: $20
LCD Display (if the glass breakage ruined the display): $30
Then there's labor.

My guess is that you'd get a suggestion to buy a new one.

Dec 28, 2010, 02:05 PM
User damage is not covered under warranty.

Dec 28, 2010, 07:52 PM
So I'd have to drop the $89 out of warranty repair I'm guessing?

Dec 29, 2010, 07:29 AM
^^^ That would be a likely outcome, yes.

Dec 30, 2010, 12:00 AM
Just went to an apple store today. The guy gave me their last blue 16gb nano 5g since I had one day left on my warranty and he was in a giving mood because of the holidays. Lucky me! Haha

Dec 30, 2010, 12:03 AM
Congrats! You definitely got lucky on that one.