View Full Version : Best iPod repair service?

Jan 12, 2007, 11:16 PM
My friend's iPod needs a new hard drive. Should he send it to Apple, or a third-party repair service? If the latter, does anyone have any suggestions?

Jan 12, 2007, 11:36 PM
I almost sent mine to ipodmechanic.com, but at the last minute, I decided to go with Apple.

Jan 12, 2007, 11:42 PM
Call around to all the different places and get a quote, also it my work at best to just purchase a new iPod. What's a bit more to get a video iPod ;)

Jan 14, 2007, 12:06 AM
Well, he wanted to just buy a new one, but I managed to convince him that spending $100 (or less) to replace the hard drive would be a better idea than spending $250 on a new iPod.

Jan 14, 2007, 12:26 AM
Replacing the drive itself will cost $100, then you have to factor in the labor costs. That could run your friend another $100. Your friend is better off spending a few extra bucks and get a new iPod.

Jan 10, 2008, 07:08 PM
What gen ipod? And I think the cheapest and easiest way would be to buy the hd and do it yourself.

Feb 26, 2008, 11:02 AM
My favorite:http://www.nftechservices.com/iPod%20Service.html

Always reasonably priced & quality work

Feb 26, 2008, 11:03 AM
If it's like a fifth gen ipod or earlier, I know for sure that it's really easy to replace the parts yourself. One option would be to ebay a drive for $70 and put it in yourself. There are a number of video guides online... if you're interested I could link you...

May 8, 2008, 04:05 PM
Legit places include

ifixit.com (for parts and directionss)

These are not links to unheard of places posted by 1 post wonders