Damaged back, repair possible?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Blackberryroid, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Blackberryroid, Dec 20, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2012

    macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2012
    I have this iPod with me, the most lovely little music player ever. When I looked at it's back, a mysterious dent appeared. A major one. It's big, but not big enough to damage the internal components. It looks hideous. Disgusting. Horrible.

    I need the back replaced. I got the white version, and I've always wanted to get the blue one so I guess that's possible too with the replacement (right?). So, is it possible to have the back replaced (not the whole thing, just the back). How much would the repair be?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    dude, i assume u have 5th gen. If you just bought it then u can obviously have it returned because of the defect without having to pay nothing.
  3. macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    No - you can only swap it for the same colour.

    How on earth does him denting his iPod make it defective?
  4. macrumors 68000

    Apr 22, 2008
    You damaged it, you pay for it.

    To try to pass it off as defective is nothing short of deception.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2012
    I did say "Aluminum back", didn't I? It's definitely 5th gen.


    Maybe I wasn't specific enough when I said replacement. I didn't want a whole new thing, I just want a new back. A blue, new back. Of course I'd pay for it.
  6. macrumors 65816


    Jul 9, 2011
    I always found it funny how people are so elated with the aluminum backing (this is not directed at the OP, just in general). Of course it will dent and scuff and look like crap soon enough. I don't care much for aluminum with mobile Apple devices for this reason. It's silly people complaining about the hairline scratches on the 4th gen and prior iPod Touches. I think scratches on aluminum look worse - especially with colors.

    I've dropped a 3rd gen iPod Touch from chest-height onto concrete and all it did was get a pinprick nick on one corner that you really had to look for, no dent. I am a fan of the stainless steel backing. All Apple had to do was give a different texture to it (like the Apple logo that is engraved on the back) to placate people's complaints of scratches.

    Anyway. I hope the OP can get his fixed. And smart idea about the blue backing. I just purchased a new iPod shuffle in the same blue and I like it a lot. Thought it would be too "robin's egg blue" or feminine, but it's not.
  7. macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2012
    I read op 3 times. Didn't see any mention of aluminium back lol

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