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iPod dead pixels covered under AppleCare?
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redhot_nyc
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Jan 19, 2009, 04:10 AM
 
I have a nearly 1 year old iPod with a dead pixel in the middle of the screen. I don't watch a lot of videos but when I do, it's pretty annoying as it shows up red.
Are dead pixels covered under AppleCare?
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Jan 19, 2009, 06:10 AM
 
Only one way to find out for sure, and make sure you go before your warranty runs out!

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Jan 19, 2009, 11:27 AM
 
If it's one pixel, I somehow doubt Apple will replace the iPod.
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Jan 19, 2009, 07:41 PM
 
that's a cute idea, but no.
     
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Jan 19, 2009, 10:23 PM
 
They replaced my iPhone with one dead pixel.
     
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Jan 19, 2009, 11:18 PM
 
AFAIK from my experience with Apple stores is there are not a lot of ROCK SOLID POLICES. They replaced my out of warranty 80GB and sniffed in disdain at my dead shuffle.
Take it in and give it a shot. Look sad.
     
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Jan 20, 2009, 12:04 AM
 
I had a similar problem with my refurb'd 80GB Classic. I downloaded this movie file, gently rubbed the screen while it was playing and i've been stuck pixel free for months and months now. It saved me a trip to the Apple store anyways...
     
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Feb 10, 2009, 02:10 PM
 
If it's still under warranty why not just go to the apple store and let them either replace it or fix it. You paid the ipod along with the 1 year warranty as it is so make us of it.
     
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Feb 10, 2009, 02:53 PM
 
Just curious - why have you waited this long to address the problem?
     
   
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