Anything Salvageable? Dead 3g Ipod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by brsboarder, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I had a 15gb 3g ipod that has treated me well over the last 3 years. Recently, water spilled on it and I didn't notice it for awhile and it was on. After drying it out for several days, its still dead. Doesn't read when I pllug it into my computer or anything. I'm wondering if there is anything worth selling on this thing and if I can test the parts easily
     
  2. ipodcentral112 macrumors regular

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    Umm chances are the LCD is still good, maybe the hard drive as well. Also the audio jack may be fine but you really have to test each part seperatly.. Usually water damage maily affects the mainboard and some times the circutry on the front plate.
     
  3. ipodcentral112 macrumors regular

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    OO,
    Sorry as for hte second part of your questions, you really need another complet ipod to check each part. You cn do this by one by one swapping the part from the broken ipod into the working ipod ans seeeing if the ipod works. It is a long and tidious process. I would say your best bet would be just to list hte whole broken ipod up on ebay, explain what happend and maybe youll get like $50 or so for it!
     
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    if you salvage the parts, i recommend you sell them individually, because then more than one person can buy it, and you can charge more for each part :p
    Hard drives from 3G iPods are dying now, so if you can salvage the HDD, selling prices are around $100-$150
     
  5. ipodcentral112 macrumors regular

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    I would like to see you or anyone get 100-150 for a used 15GB ipod hard drive! It just doesnt happen.
     
  6. Dave00 macrumors 6502a

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    One thing I would highly suggest would be to actually open the iPod and let it air dry. Over the years I've saved several pieces of electronics by opening them up and letting them air dry. Sometimes a simple drop of water is causing a short. You can get a diagram of how to open it up from any of the sites that sell iPod battery replacement.

    Dave
     
  7. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    AUD, probably much less for USD. They aren't cheap, though. I was looking to replace the HDD in my 3G iPod, and i decided it was better value saying it was dead and buying a new one.
     

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