Broken HDD, service refused from apple, what now?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by kidwithshirt, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. kidwithshirt macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2008
    Long story short I bought a 160g classic from a guy locally from craigslist for 80 bucks. His story is that he got it at a raffle and it never turned on and he didnt bother with it. When apple returned it it says it's been "abused".

    Before I sent it in I did the diagnostic and everything is fine and there was a failure when I tried the HDD diagnostics (I can do more diagnostic when apple sends it back)

    So I got it for $80, and I know I have learned my lesson -- never buy broken ****. I am trying to get my money back.

    1. Sell it as-is? How much can I fetch? I checked some website and the control board goes for even 125! Ridiculous. Plus the screen, batt, body, and whatever else all works fine.

    2. Get another HDD. How's the installation? I am pretty handy so I think I can do it DIY. I have yet to find a suitable place to buy a HDD. Ebay is filled with old stuff and there is one another place selling it for $100 after shipping. Can I get a cheaper deal?

    Any input?

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