my busted 3rd Gen 15 gig ipod...any hope?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Ninja_Turtle, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2004
    Fullerton, California
    yeah, so i got this 3rd gen 15 gig ipod, my gf put it in soda, by acciddent...and yeah it got messed up, i got the FOLDER with the ! icon when it starts up, so heres the deal, im assuming the soda messed up the little hardrive, and it costs 250$ to get it repaired by apple, now...if they do that, do i get all my music/files back? or do they just repair the thing? i really just care for my music and files

    is there any hope?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2004
    I don't think so. Apple will simply replace the hard drive. I think your music and files are gone for good.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
    I don't do it!!! My hard drive in my 3rd gen 20gb died.

    Buy a refurb 3rd gen 20gb iPod for $199 from the apple store. They are just going to send you a refurb one anyways. You'll save $50 plus you get a new 1 year warranty plus the option of buying applecare.

    They told me I could send my iPod to apple which would cost me $56 to for apple to look at my iPod +$7 each way shipping. So that is $70 just to have it looked at. Then if it was broken, they can replace it for $249.

    Lets see- $250 + $70 = $320. this is some scam apple has going. Why would I spend $250 on a refurb iPod when I could get the exact same refurb one from the apple store plus get the new warranty plus a FW cable and charger for $50 less? Wednesday when I go back to the apple store (long story) I will address this with them.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
    They won't replace the HD, they just give you a refurb one to replace it. I think they pretty much just refurbishitize the broken one or throw it away.

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