Ipod Touch Warranty

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by joelgsmst, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. joelgsmst macrumors newbie

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    I jailbroke my ipod, but then I accidentally dropped it in water. The water indicator doesn't show any red on it, but now my ipod doesn't hold any charge and only turns on when plugged in. I have a warranty on it, but I don't want it be invalidated because of the jailbreak.

    So basically, does the warranty (I got the extended two years) cover the actual iPod dock (the ones with the pins)? If so, then could I just mess those up and return it because of that, so it won't turn on and they won't know its jailbroken? o-o

    Thanks :D
     
  2. Tharian macrumors regular

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    I think the Genius Bar is smarter than you think they are, and trying to lie and cover up accidental damage probably won't work.

    However, I'd go in and be nice to them and ask for a one time exception. The worst thing that could happen is they say no, no?

    -d
     
  3. GeniusJon macrumors regular

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    Obviously we can tell, we're not stupid ya know.

    There are indicators inside the iPod as well, so scratching the dock connector will further void your warranty.

    Just go in, speak the truth.
     
  4. 3dflyboy1 macrumors 6502

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    shoulda thought twice about jailbreaking...:p

    But just go tell 'em what happened. They might give you a new one anyway as an exception.
     
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    well, if it turns on when plugged in, you should be able to un-jailbreak it, correct?
     
  6. BlizzardBolt macrumors 6502

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    Don't think you fully understand jailbreaking.

    A restore eliminates any traces of jailbreaking.

    Jailbreaking has nothing to do with this, it's the fact that he dropped it in water and there are indicators within the iPod that shows Apple people what had happened.
     
  7. joelgsmst, Dec 6, 2011
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    joelgsmst thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies so far guys! :D So I figure I might as well tell them about the water damage, but will the warranty cover that? o-o Just so you know, I have the 1 year warranty at Walmart and then the two years for the Applecare Protection Plan.
     
  8. GeniusJon macrumors regular

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    No. Water Damage is not covered. Period.
     
  9. joelgsmst thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So there's not really a point to bringing it in? .____.
     
  10. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    As long as your iPod touch is physically in one piece (not broken up into several smaller parts), and Apple's technicians determine that it is possible to repair the damage, then it qualifies for out-of-warranty repairs. You won't get the repairs for free (like you would if the damage was covered by a warranty), but the repair price is still significantly cheaper than purchasing a whole new unit. And at the end of the day, out-of-warranty repairs will typically actually deliver you a like-new refurbished unit.

    For example, an out-of-warranty repair on a 4th generation 64 GB iPod touch in the USA costs a standard $199. If you believe, and Apple's technicians agree, that the only thing wrong with your iPod touch is that its battery needs replacing, then an out-of-warranty battery replacement is another option, which costs $79 in the USA. By comparison, a brand new 64 GB iPod touch would cost you $399.
     
  11. joelgsmst thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you! :D
     

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