Our two-year-old 10GB iPod has died. After refusing to accept a charge for a week, it will now no longer start, and isn’t recognized by my iMac when I connect it by Firewire. Here’s what Apple wants to repair it, out of warranty:
A brand new 20GB iPod (they don’t make the 10GB ones any more) costs
$299 $429 (I had originally looked up the U.S. price — sorry for the confusion!).
Is this what I have to loOk forward to?
The business model is all about throw away — sad!
My friend George owned a Lada in the late 1980s. It was cheap, ugly, and came with its own toolkit. George owned the Lada under the operating assumption that if it ever broke down, he would simply throw it away and buy another one.
What I’d like to know is where are you seeing a new 20g iPod for $299?
Hi Peter, it may be that your iPod just needs a new battery. If so, it won’t cost much to have it back up and running. Check this out: http://eshop.macsales.com/Cata…
$429 seems to be the going price for 20 gig iPods at the moment (Apple store, Best Buy Canada, etc.). EBAY.ca has one for $355 plus shipping, and one for $311. Used one for $118.
Of course, all of these prices are still cheaper than the repair price that Peter got.
Battery needs replacing, Ebay’s got it for $15.99US, C$18.92.
Can you record audio with it? Stereo or mono?
I was going to say was Dale said. You can get a new battery from Apple. It’s not nearly the price of repair.
But yes, to buy a new iPod would be your cheaper bet if it did in fact need repair. And with a new iPod, you’d get a new warranty, where as with a repair of the old one, you would not. Apple’s Apple Care Protection Plan is also a good option for a new iPod. Never hurts to be prepared right?
Following the advice of several of the above, I ordered a new iPod battery from Other World Computing. It arrived yesterday by FedEx. It took 20 minutes to install. My iPod now appears to work like new! Amazing.
Like boots or hearts when they fall apart they really fall apart.
My notebooks usually lose major components within months, so for your sake I hope your Ipod outlasts the new battery.
Can you plug a mic into that thing; if so is it mono or stereo input?
or I could add the code and not be so daft..
How did you get the iPod open to replace the battery?
You do not have to invest in a new iPod. I fixed mine for $50CAD and more than happy! The best place I found on the web is DmDepot.ca. They are in Ontario, specialize in iPods repairs and parts only, offer free diagnostic servise and can fix anything from cracked lcd to broken hard drive. Shipping was quite fast as well. I received my part in 4 days and saved over 70% compared to the Apples price. They also have high capacity bateries for newver iPods Nano and Video.
Here is the URL: http://www.dmdepot.ca