Battery Replacement (2nd Generation)

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by cshel24, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. cshel24 macrumors member

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    I have an iPod touch 2nd generation. The iPod is 100% perfect physically, it has spent its entire life in an OtterBox Defender. Unfortunately the battery is shot.

    Which is a strange issue because the iPod is actually "new" old stock because I received it back in February of this year brand new in the box. I opened it myself, broke the seal on the packaging and everything. I received it as a gift, so I have no receipt, so there is not any way to get this problem covered under warranty.

    Anyway, my question is if I send it in to Apple for their designated price to replace the battery. It says they will send a "replacement iPod". My question is, will the send another 2nd generation iPod, or will it be updated to a newer model?

    or

    are there any reputable places that will replace the battery "on the cheap"?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    Thee warranty starts when the iPod was bought from an authorized dealer, not when you received it. So I'm fairly sure the iPod is long out of warranty.


    The answer here is maybe, it depends on what Apple has in stock. If you live near an Apple store, you could always try to do the replacement swap there since they would have a smaller stock of older units.

    I have seen a few websites that are reportedly reputable that should let you get a battery swapped for $40 or so. Do note that if you go through Apple, the battery swap has a 90 day warranty that you wouldn't get with a third party battery replacement.
     

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