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Cole

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« on: December 07, 2005, 02:19:11 PM »
First off let me jsut say that I am glad I chose not to sell my ipod to a couple of members here. The hard drive stopped working a few days ago.

After reading many things on "ipodlounge.com" and a few other places I have found that you can replace the hard drive. Cost is around $100 for the part.

I also found a "service" on ebay that says that they can actually "fix" the harddrive for $30 + shipping.

(ipod is out of warranty and Apple wants $275 to fix it:thumbsdown: )


Just curious if anyone here has ever fixed one, had one fixed, used the service, or knows of someone local that can do the same thing?

For $30+ shipping it might be worth fixing. (3rd generation 20G). For $100+ I think I would rather upgrade to a new one and give this one to a friend to have and fix.

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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2005, 01:33:47 PM »
Too much doggy slobber huh? :lol: That suks! If it were me I'd prolly take a shot at replacing the HD for 100 bucks...No clue how one would even get inside that case, but it'd be fun to try...
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2005, 01:33:47 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2005, 01:35:09 PM »
The case snaps off really easy. Just a hard drive and a circuit board inside. Harddrive just unplugs.

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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2005, 04:03:40 PM »
yeah they're held together with friction. I'd probably try the HDD route. THough I'd probably just by a new one. 100 bones is 1/3 the way to a 30gb Video.
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