Belkin offering to replace my iPod, should I?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Kingsly, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. macrumors 68040


    Belkin's Kickstand case left two massive scratches on my new 60 Gbyte iPod. I called hoping to get a new case and they offered to compensate me for the iPod! The problem is that they will keep my old iPod (duh) and Im wondering if I should get it replaced at a large personal cost (time spent backing up iPod) or just live with the scratches (I buffed most of them out) and get the case replaced. A third option is I could take my sweet time filling out the claim form and wait until april 1st to see if Apple comes out with the "real" iPod video. :D
  2. macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2002
    Well You confused me, do you store files on Your iPod or do You think putting a usb cable in Your computer is time wasted?
  3. thread starter macrumors 68040


    I currently have USB 1.0 and tons of tv shows, music, photos and movies on my iPod, none of which are backed up. I delete music and movies once they are in my iPod.
  4. macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    Take the free iPod, upload your stuff to your iPod when you are at work or school
  5. macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2005
    South of the border
    Back up! Even if it takes all night. Madness. Burn it to cds/dvds if HD space is an issue.
    Unless you really don't care, in which case it's no big deal to lose it all anyways right?
  6. macrumors regular

    May 4, 2005
    Washington, DC
    using iPod as a backup device is not advisable.
  7. thread starter macrumors 68040


    I don't use it as a backup device. Its all my iPod media. All 19.3 Gbytes worth. Imagine downloading 19.3 Gbytes over USB!:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    I think I am leaning towards option 3.
  8. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Take the free ipod and hope to god your ipod never fails. Many ipods have been known to just get fussy at times and it requires a restore. Restore=format drive in a way. It will remove all music and movies and reset all settings.
    Take the ipod and spend the time waiting on backing up your data the right way.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2004
    Can i second this....

    Yea, dont do this - cos you might get pick-pocketed on the London Underground and loose half of your Uni work [i found out sometime later]


    Can you tell if I'm still bitter?!

    p.s. take the free iPod
  10. thread starter macrumors 68040


    Its not really free... they take my old one and send me a check for the value of it. Thats why I want to wait until april to see if they come out with something new...
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 6, 2003
    Getting reimbursed the full amount you paid isn't free? I wish somebody would send me a check for the full amount I paid for my iPod.

    Anyway, you'd be foolish not to take them up on it. They're giving you a brand new iPod because their product was defective and screwed yours up. And besides that, there is no way you should be storing all of your music and videos on it, and only on it. 30 minutes don't go by in the Apple store where someone doesn't bring their iPod in that has either died or needs restored (and hence, reformatted). In order to save yourself the inevitable agony of losing everything later, you should have it all backed up now.

    Find a friend with a DVD burner and USB2.0 (which should be pretty much everybody by now), and ask them to back up everything for you.

    Besides that, I'm sure they have some time limit in place. If you wait 2-3 months to file your claim, I doubt they'd honor it.
  12. macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    about the tv shows etc.....did u purchase them from itunes? If so, i think if you call the customer support thing they will re-allow you to download them..or so i heard....
  13. macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2002
    You can afford a new iPod but not a USB 2.0 card?? What kind of computer are You using?
  14. thread starter macrumors 68040


    An eMac.

    As soon as my MBP gets here (if it ever does) then I will have USB 2.0 and whatnot. I hope there is not a time limit on that claim... wishful thinking. I would hate to get a "free" iPod only to have Apple release a better one a month later.
  15. macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2004
    Little Rock, AR
    A little off topic, but did you or anyone else using the kick-stand case from belkin have any issues with the scroll wheel acting like it is being turned. My 60gb video ipod will randomly turn down on me and I'm thinking it's the wheel cover on this particular case and not necessarily my ipod being defective.
  16. thread starter macrumors 68040


    THATS what it was! Darn, I thought I was imagining it.
    Be careful with that case, its dangerous. Sliding it in and out all the time causes problems. Get an x-acto knife and cut away the stitching for the NeuElements tag and remove the tag. Then use the knife to remove any rough stitching around the inside of the scroll wheel.

    The more I think about it, I wanna say I had a few instances of the iPod randomly turning down before I got the case, so perhaps its a defect.
  17. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    GSM cell phones will do it every time if you place them too close (<3" or so) from the 5G 'Pod.

  18. macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2006

    Well fill it out now, get the check, put it in the bank, and wait till april. There probably is a time limit and I would say that a month (it'll probably be early march by the time you send the paperwork and they send the check and you send the ipod...) without an ipod is sufferable if you get a new one for free!
  19. thread starter macrumors 68040


    Yeah but you dont know me. I suppose, if my MBP comes by then, I will survive, but it will be close!:D

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