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iPod = d33d

Discussion in 'Modding' started by MrBurritoMan, 16 Jan 2005.

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Should i have to pay for the repair / replacement?

  1. Yes

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    22.5%
  2. No

    124 vote(s)
    77.5%
  1. MrBurritoMan

    MrBurritoMan New Member

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    well it died, it finally died.....the ipod i had thought to be almost totally indestructable has bit the dust and from what... A REPLACEMENT PART??!?!?!??

    yep thats right. my iPods battery wouldn't charge last night so i pulled the replacement one out of a box that i had ordered a couple weeks earlier in anticipation. so i proceed in changing out the battery and everything goes well. the ipod turned on and played music right from the get go. well i left it plugged in all last night and go to put music on it tonight. right when i plug it in to my pc it belched a small puff of smoke and that was that(luckly my computer survived). now let me ask you is that normal? i have transfered music to my ipod via the same computer & the same port. infact thats how all that music got on there. the only thing that i did different was changed out the battery. WTF? :eyebrow: :eyebrow: do you think i should pay to have this thing repaired/replaced? I DON'T THINK SO!! we shall see what the company says about this on monday however in the mean time take the poll and i will let them know the link to this post to hopefully sway them to replace the iPod mobo for free.
     
  2. KingofHearts

    KingofHearts New Member

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    If you end up having to look for a new player this player looks pretty nice.

    http://www.iriver.com/html/product/prpa_product.asp?pidx=61

    If I had to buy new this would be the one. A good etailer will have it for about the same price as an ipod mini and it has a basketful of better features.
    Color screen, Photos, ogg files ect, 12 hour battery life with interchangable battery packs, same capacity as ipod mini 5 gb.

    best of luck with your fixes
     
  3. Brew

    Brew New Member

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    My approach, say F*** Apple anything and go with another brand. Theyve never done anything to make me beleive they care about thier customers. Proprietary software and batteries that go bad after less than a years use? and charging to have it replaced? I dont think so...
     
  4. zer0_c00l

    zer0_c00l New Member

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    i river have some of the best sounding mp3 player and it's all jap i think but it's still the best in my eye give it a try they go 10gb 20gb 40gb 80gb in sizes
     
  5. MrBurritoMan

    MrBurritoMan New Member

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    mmmm pretty, yeah i will definately think about it. for right now the store wants me to ship it to them so they can take a look at it. i will see what that will bring. hopefully they will realize that they sent me the wrong battery or something. more in a few....
     
  6. I'm_Not_A_Monster

    I'm_Not_A_Monster Hey, eat this...

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    [Something You Shouldn't Do] go over it several times to make sure you didn't do anything, if you did, set it right, if you set it right and there are unscorched parts where they shouldn't be, use your bic.[/Something You Shouldn't Do]

    edit, i had "Something You Shouldn't Do" tags around it, and they are showing right now as i edit, but they don't show in the post, wtf?
     
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  7. MrBurritoMan

    MrBurritoMan New Member

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    actually i didn't do anything wrong and there were scortched parts so im good there. :D and if there were i wasn't planning on following your advice anyway. :thumb:

    [EDIT][EDIT]Spelling[/EDIT]Now who are the flamers who voted yes?[/EDIT]
     
  8. Pyrthas

    Pyrthas New Member

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    Just in case it doesn't work out, another option for a replacement is the DMC 500 (digmind.com). It's currently out of stock, but what I like about it is that it takes normal 2.5" HDDs, so you can buy the no-drive version and get whatever storage you want. Last I saw, it was something around $150 without a drive, and big laptop drives aren't that expensive.

    Good luck on the replacement, though.
     
  9. MrBurritoMan

    MrBurritoMan New Member

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    yep definately thinking about a replacement because that thing is not coming on again without new parts. i still don't see why i should have to pay for it because i did nothing wrong. i even used the stupid little tools that they sent with the new battery to replace it. i did everything they said down to the T. i still think its their fault. we shall see, i will be mailing it off in the morning with the daily post.
     
  10. exavier412

    exavier412 New Member

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    funny thing about that is.... despite these small problems, it has won many awards for being the best mp3 player around.. namely maximum pc...

    and saying F*** Apple and that they dont care about their customers doesnt really make sense... they are the undisputed leader in computing for media... thats just a known fact.. and media is (probably) the largest form of income... all recording studios use apple, and alot of vid editing....

    but this is gettin way off topic...
     
  11. Satyric_saint

    Satyric_saint New Member

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    I can see this tread turning into another apple mp3 vs. everyone else argument. :rolleyes:

    I would personally say that if they want any money or allot of money to fix/replace it then no buy something better if they will replace it for nothing or next to nothing then go for it spending $30 on something you have already setup on your computer is better than shelling out another $200 on something you will have to reconfigure you computer for. :thumb:
    Keep in mind I don't like apple products but saving $200+ on something is saving $200+, you could use that money on a mod. :D
     
  12. Pyrthas

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    I agree that if repairing it is cheap, you're probably better off repairing it. However, just a comment about needing to set up your computer, the DMC website says that you just plug it in and it appears like a regular hard drive.

    That said, I don't have any experience with that player; I'm just going on what I've read, and from that, it seems as though it has some nice features (plays lots of file types, doesn't require software, works with any laptop HDD you have lying around). Further, I don't really have anything against Apple; I'm only mentioning this because it's relatively cheap and supposedly incredibly easy. Heck, I'm using a Dell that someone bought me, and it works well enough for my purposes.
     
  13. phantomxc

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    Lets just say that my respect for Apple is rapidly decreasing. I went through a whopping 4 ipods.... 4 ipods...all brand new 4th gen 20 gigs. 3 of them the hard drive died on me. 2 of them i didn't even drop :p anyways I sold my 4th one to a friend which helped fund my x800 . I also am sitting on a G5 right now at school and i haven't been impressed by this thing other then the screen. :thumb:
     
  14. MrBurritoMan

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    :lol: nice yeah i would love to explore one of the other manufacturers of portable music players however i spent the money on this one :wallbash: :duh:. i might as well ride this horse till it dies :sigh:.
     
  15. star882

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    Yeah, those Dells, a SFF about as big as a computer mouse and quite fast for its size! I own an Axim X30, and it's so much better than an iPod. I just love to play videos on mine and make Tara jealous.
    For more information, visit http://www.aximsite.com/boards/ . Learn more and get some programs (many freeware) and advice on how to use it.
     
  16. Zephyr

    Zephyr Go V-Boy, Go!

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    Is a pocketPC really considered an sff....?

    The difference is, portable music players have upward of 10GB of space, and pocketPC's have anywhere between 64mb and 256mb, with an expansion slot for up to another 512mb...
     
  17. Vio1

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    not true... you can buy CF cards up to 1-2 gb in size (and larger but way too expensive) or microdrives of 4-5gb that fit right into the dell x50v PPC.

    I have an 40gb Ipod and I filled it with 1700+ songs (something like 5-7gb... most of that stuff i dont listen too. I cant imagin the point of 40gb of music, or now 60gb of music!
    Im buying an axim x50v soon and seeing if i like it... if so, my ipod is going up for sale on ebay.
     
  18. I'm_Not_A_Monster

    I'm_Not_A_Monster Hey, eat this...

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    i think you can also use your iPod for data transfer, my friend has a hard drive based mp3 player and he copies games onto it and uses it as a spare hard drive for playing games at lunch.
     
  19. Vio1

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    i dont think thats such a great idea, cause ipod drives run really slowly. They are ok for storage, but i doubt youd want to install anything on them
     
  20. MrBurritoMan

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    Yeah I originally used a 1gb Microdrive with my iPAQ 3635 and it was really good until I started having problems and got tired of the outdated OS, then I upgraded to the hp iPAQ 2210 and made sure that my next PDA had a CF slot so I could use the microdrive with it. Now I have a camera that supports CFII type memory so I use my microdrive with that. I really prefer to play my music on my iPAQ however if I want to store most of my music I needed more portable storage. I go driving for extended periods of time across several states and listening to the same 20 records over and over will make me want to kill myself. This is where the iPod comes in handy; I can store 80% of my music on it, saving my sanity and time in not having to find what music I have not listened to :D :thumb: :thumb:
     

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