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Broken Ipod anyone got one that works?

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I'm sorry to say it...but I was addicted to my ipod until recently. My 4th gen. 40g broke about a week ago. Beware, I had mine for about a year and six months. Now it suddenly died. Sure I dropped it a couple times, but it kept on playing on. Ever since I updated the software inside it started to go down hill. Whatever you do, don't update your ipod or the itunes software. The man's sticking it to ya.

 

I went to apple store..they offered to fix it for $200

or give me another 40g for $200, and a 90 day guarntee that it'll work.....or I could have traded it in and got 10% off of a 60g (about $300).

 

I shipped it to maqfix to see if it was fixable. Nope, harddrive is dead. I can get a new hard drive for guess what??? 200 bucks. I told them to ship it back. Now it's going on ebay as broken ipod. People actually buy broken ipods. So if you're interested in a broken ipod...I'll send you a link.

 

Now I'm surfing for a new or revamped ipod on ebay. Unfortunatly, I'm broke because I own 2 homes now since my old home hasn't sold yet. Whoa is me...haha

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I'm sorry to say it...but I was addicted to my ipod until recently. My 4th gen. 40g broke about a week ago. Beware, I had mine for about a year and six months. Now it suddenly died. Sure I dropped it a couple times, but it kept on playing on. Ever since I updated the software inside it started to go down hill. Whatever you do, don't update your ipod or the itunes software. The man's sticking it to ya.

 

I went to apple store..they offered to fix it for $200

or give me another 40g for $200, and a 90 day guarntee that it'll work.....or I could have traded it in and got 10% off of a 60g (about $300).

 

I shipped it to maqfix to see if it was fixable. Nope, harddrive is dead. I can get a new hard drive for guess what??? 200 bucks. I told them to ship it back. Now it's going on ebay as broken ipod. People actually buy broken ipods. So if you're interested in a broken ipod...I'll send you a link.

 

Now I'm surfing for a new or revamped ipod on ebay. Unfortunatly, I'm broke because I own 2 homes now since my old home hasn't sold yet. Whoa is me...haha

 

they charge you???? i've had mine break down on a few occassions, and usually you send it in and they'll replace it for free. i've got one of those 40 gig "ipod photos" that are no longer made anymore.

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When I was in Taiwan, I was in this store, and they were selling brand new 1st gen ipods (earlier this year) for crazy money. People are all about them. How much can you get for your busted one?

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Who do you send them to Theo? Mine's almost two years old, bought as a gift from Best Buy. No paperwork.

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wow.

i feel much better for never updating the software.

thnaks for the tip, i'll never do it.

 

got my 20gig from freeipods.com (for free)

has worked fine since i got it last summer, still going strong

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Nevermind..

 

Although, I really don't think updating the software has anything to do with a bad harddrive..

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Who do you send them to Theo? Mine's almost two years old' date=' bought as a gift from Best Buy. No paperwork.[/quote']

 

you go to the apple.com website. go to the support section. you should figure the rest out from there. all you need is the serial number and they should replace it.

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I burn mp3 cds for the car and have an iriver 512 flash & a sony mp3 cd player. I read in the NY Times apple thought it was common knowlegde that iPods break after a year or 2. Seriously fuck that shit, I'm not about to spend 400 bucks on somethingt that breaks down after a few. Plus iPods have the terrible bass,

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the hubby has a nano. its okay. sometimes it doesnt want to turn off......... i woulden't get one.

 

i like how you're all like "waaaah waaaah my ipod cost so much to fix (insert rest of your paragraph here then end it with:) OH BUT I HAVE TWO HOUSES.

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Why is it I've had no problems whatsoever with any of the 5 iPods I have owned over the years?

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why have you owned 5 if ya had no problems? i see this chick at the gym with like a 1st gen ipod from like 2000 or whenever they came out... with the buttons on top

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i fucking hate working on computers... it makes me notice shit that i shouldn't.

 

i swear to god ch.0 is stuck on repeat lately.

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I've never had a problem with the ONE I own...It's too bad my new truck stereo doesn't have a an AUX input, cause there's no way I'm using an FM modulator...

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Because I trade up (ebay) when a newer one is released. Maybe I just don't keep them long enough.

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Sure I own 2 houses...but I really don't own 2 houses. The bank owns them. I have my house on the market for over a month now...my new home settled so I moved in. I will have to pay two mortgages if I don't sell soon.... so to put it bluntly..I'm broke. I'm an example of a guy who busts his ass to get what he wants. I'm screwed due to the current housing market. And yes my ipod broke too...so I'm somewhat in a rut. A little peeved and irritable. Enough about that...

 

Theo, I followed the steps you mentioned..and bam the warranty has expired. They want to charge $268 before they even look at it.

 

I just may have to say fuck it..put it on ebay and try to buy something in replacement.

 

Anybody have any other suggestions?

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I've had 2 different FM modulators...don't buy the black ones. The sound is decent..you just have to raise the volume of your radio in your truck.

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yeah mine's all fucked up, fuck that bullshit. i need to send it in to get repaired but i know it'll just be fucked up again shortly.

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I had a 3rd gen(?) for about a year and a half and it started fucking up in the game, randomly not playing, then randomly making blips and bleeps instead of music. A friend told me I should update the software, I did and then it stopped working altogether. I have an ill ipod paperweight now. sometimes I turn it on to see the sad ipod icon. weak.

 

The thing is though, I dont really think dropping 300 on something you use every day is that big of a deal if it shits out in a year and a half. I mean, for real, with all the other shit people drop money on that gets used way less than that, its not that big of a deal.

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I feel ya.. my addiction is hurting because my pocket is hurting... when the house sells..hopefully I'll clear enough to make some moves..but until then I'll suffer.

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mine is starting to give me shit once in awhile...... the battery runs out quicker than before, and once in a while a folder with an exclamation point comes on and i cant use it for a while.... any advice that will keep it kicking for the longest possible amount of time?

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I think you guys are just abusing the hell out of them. Hard drives can't candle the kinds of forces we typically throw at them. The nano doesnt have problems because it is a solid-state device. You can't treat your iPod like your phone. You are going to cause errors on the hard disk and will eventuallly fail.

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