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I broke my IPOD
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Jbroad572
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Apr 29, 2004, 01:05 PM
 
I don't know how, but somehow the screen got cracked and now it's all purple and blue in the middle and regular on the edges. I bet you could imagine my face. It was a bit of disbelief, wtf, followed by wanting to scream at it and myself, then I wanted to throw it against the wall. Instead, I put the headphones on and turned it on and my favorite song played just fine, then I walked to class

Is it possible for me to fix this by buying a broken ipod off someone and switching parts or am I hoping for too much?
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Apr 29, 2004, 01:31 PM
 
I think the cost to repair it would run the same as a new iPod.

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May 3, 2004, 05:23 PM
 
Buy an iPod with a dead hard drive off of eBay, and you should be able to plug the display into your iPod - or the case if it's cracked on the outiside.
     
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May 3, 2004, 07:18 PM
 
i feel your pain. i broke the screen on my first pda. i just stood there staring at it. :|

i agree. get the cheapest ipod you can find with a working screen and get to work. you can't get much worse than right now.
     
Jbroad572  (op)
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May 3, 2004, 08:13 PM
 
Originally posted by Krypton:
Buy an iPod with a dead hard drive off of eBay, and you should be able to plug the display into your iPod - or the case if it's cracked on the outiside.
Yea that's what I wanted to do. How tough do you think it would be swapping those parts out? How do you open the case
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May 5, 2004, 12:43 PM
 
I found this site, I hope it helps. It shows how to open your iPod.
http://www.ipodbattery.com/slimipodinstall.htm
     
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May 5, 2004, 04:29 PM
 
www.pdasmart.com

They've fixed my iPod twice at a very reasonable price.
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