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noel4r
Feb 17, 2006, 06:55 PM
Hey all, my 3g iPod 15GB has been diagnosed w/ a broken hard drive. It will cost $109.00 to replace the hard drive and they will also replace the battery w/ a new one for free. Is it worth it? I have a Video iPod already. I thought of having it repaired then sell it on ebay but the cost will be about the same. So.. any thoughts??



zap2
Feb 17, 2006, 07:14 PM
kept it, its the coolest of the iPods


intall iPod Linux on it!

2nyRiggz
Feb 17, 2006, 07:33 PM
don't trash it keep it but don't pay all of that to replace the HD just get yourself a new ipod.


Bless

Tymmz
Feb 17, 2006, 08:04 PM
Hey all, my 3g iPod 15GB has been diagnosed w/ a broken hard drive. It will cost $109.00 to replace the hard drive and they will also replace the battery w/ a new one for free. Is it worth it? I have a Video iPod already. I thought of having it repaired then sell it on ebay but the cost will be about the same. So.. any thoughts??

I was thinking the same, when I realized my 3g iPod won't be around for ever. I'll keep mine when it breaks, because the 3g is a classic.

eRondeau
Feb 17, 2006, 09:32 PM
I was thinking the same, when I realized my 3g iPod won't be around for ever. I'll keep mine when it breaks, because the 3g is a classic.

Why is it a classic? I've got one, a 40GB, but I always thought it was the black sheep of the iPod family. I guess I prefer the click-wheel over the four butons....

Glenn Wolsey
Feb 17, 2006, 09:36 PM
Keep it for show. Its an awesome iPod.

Dr. Dastardly
Feb 17, 2006, 10:17 PM
You could always sell it on eBay. You won't get much since its borked but it would be more than just throwing it away. People will buy anything on eBay, never quite figured out why.

Warbrain
Feb 17, 2006, 10:46 PM
Keep it. I've got a 3G iPod that I'll never get rid of. I may not use it as much now since I went and bought a shuffle for the commute, but it's a classic. And it's better than those fangled click-wheels. At least I had some method of using an iPod that did what I wanted it to do and isn't schizo like a click-wheel is sometimes.

noel4r
Feb 17, 2006, 11:05 PM
Is it a classic because it's not a click wheel? Wouldn't that make the 2G a classic as well?

Tymmz
Feb 17, 2006, 11:11 PM
Why is it a classic? I've got one, a 40GB, but I always thought it was the black sheep of the iPod family. I guess I prefer the click-wheel over the four butons....

I really like the new iPods a lot, but the red glowing buttons and the pure white body are just classic.

Bubbasteve
Feb 17, 2006, 11:30 PM
Maybe I'm dreaming this but doesn't Apple supply $50 for all traded in iPods so the hard drives can be properly recycled? ... maybe I'm completely wrong about that though

ChrisBrightwell
Feb 18, 2006, 02:30 AM
So.. any thoughts??I'll give you $20 for it. :)

chaos86
Feb 18, 2006, 10:45 AM
buy a broken ipod on ebay. get one with a broken screen or broken dock connector or something so you know the HD is fine. take that HD and put it in yours.