Fixing an Ipod, not under warranty

Discussion in 'iPod' started by alielizadubois, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. alielizadubois macrumors member

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    Feb 25, 2007
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    #1
    My Ipod is no longer under warranty, and even if it were, what happened wouldn't be covered anyway.

    I spilled soda on it, and it was working, not working, working, not working, etc. and now it just plain doesn't work and has a sad face.

    Does anyone have any experience with how much it costs to have it fixed? I asked at the store, and they said I would probably have to pay a replacement fee, which is almost as much as a new one... Does anyone know how much it would be?

    Maybe I should just buy a new one. Mine is the 20 Gig, not color, not video.
     
  2. bigandy macrumors G3

    bigandy

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    Apr 30, 2004
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    Murka
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    Which model is it?

    2G, 3G, or 4G?

    I'd say it's more than likely you've upset the logic board inside. Your hard drive could well be dead too. The click/scroll wheel will need replaced too (stickyness + wheel = not great).

    While it is possible to replace the internal parts, it may be easier to get a replacement off eBay.

    To get a new logic board, you're either going to have to pay a lot to get a brand new one, or basically buy another dead iPod and replace the faulty components. Working 40Gb 3G/4G iPods are going for around $80 on eBay just now I think (from a look yesterday)
     

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