Refurbishing old iPod Classics

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by TOMIMOT, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. TOMIMOT macrumors 6502

    TOMIMOT

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    Hey guys,
    Sorry for the double post, I posted in iPod forums but didn't get a response.

    I recently purchased 2 iPod classics off eBay for a very good price. A 3rd & 4th Gen. From the description they are fully operational and do come with original packaging + accessories. Only issue I have with them is that they have been "used" and there is scuff marks on the back plate of both from normal use. I was thinking of self refurbishing these iPods and leaving them in their original packaging. Depending on battery life I would replace the battery and the housing of these iPods. I was wondering if you guys could shed some light if it would be worth even refurbishing and if it would devalue them in the future. Replacing the housing would mean the serial code on the backplate would not match with the packaging and software. Also opinions are welcome.

    Thanks!
     
  2. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    I'd leave them as they are. If you're going to store them, I'd be removing the battery (and hope that you can source a new battery in the future).

    As for the casing, my personal preference would be to leave them as is, or, get a watch repairer to see if they can buff out the scratches, avoiding the area of the logo, FCCID and Serial number.

    That's my 2c. :)
     
  3. TOMIMOT thread starter macrumors 6502

    TOMIMOT

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    thanks for the reply!
     

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