Scratch on iPod Classic Screen... Price Estimate?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Jlizard27, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Jlizard27 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I sent this message to Apple. They rejected me. So I was wondering if any of the wonderful people here would be nice enough to help me out =)
    Please understand that I am a 14 boy, and a clumsy one at that.

    To Apple:
    "Hi. I bought your iPod Classic just about 2 days ago. I brought it home, but when I got home with it the next day from school, it had developed a medium sized scratch. I have read your warranty, and I am clear that it does not cover scratches.
    All I am wondering is: Is it possible to send the product into Apple or bring it to an Apple Store and have them either fix the screen or replace it? If it is, how much exactly would it cost?

    Thank you, and I hope you can answer my question."

    Thanks for your help guys!
     
  2. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    It might be quite expensive to get someone to do it for you, but if you are willing to do it yourself, it will only cost $20 for an entire front panel and screen from iFixit. They also provide a very detailed guide on how to do it.
     
  3. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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    You can return it and pay the re-stocking fee, right?

    Then you buy a new one, and that's the cost right there of replacing the screen.
     
  4. Jlizard27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. redsoxunixgeek macrumors regular

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    Use a light abravise like Brasso - that is what I have used on the back of my old ipods that were all scratched.
     
  6. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    why not protect it in the first place if u knew ur clumsy... by getting a case with screen protector.
     
  7. Jlizard27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's not productive at all.

    I'm not super clumsy, I just stuck in my pocket for a few hours carelessly. I didn't have the money to get a case at the time.
     
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  9. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    I would not use Brasso on the screen.
     
  10. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    I think you were already given your only options. Either fix it yourself, or return it to Apple, pay the re-stocking fees, and buy a new one.

    After you replace or repair, get yourself a case or protective skin.
     

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