Fixing iPod Touch 3rd?

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  1. playallday
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    I've found a iPod Touch 3nd Generation 8GB for $40 but it has a broken screen. I'm going to pick it up tomorrow, but I wanted to hear what Tempers think about the deal.

    How easy/cheap is it to fix?
     
  2. Hatsu

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    Just send it in to Apple. Normally, it's free.
     
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    Nice. [​IMG]
     
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    Anyone else have anything to added before I waste $40?
     
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    What's Apple Canada's email for RMA? I can't find it anywhere and I don't want to talk to them on the phone.

    EDIT: Never mind, I got it.
     
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    WTH would they replace a broken screen for FREE!? I'm sure they'd do it, but for a price. Don't expect them to replace it for free, but for fee.
     
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    Well, I've already shipped it to them so I'm hoping for the best. [​IMG] It turns out the screen itself is working, but the glass was cracked. So it isn't a broken screen, more like a broke touch sensor.

    Who thinks they'll do it for free?
     
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    I don't unless it's still under warranty and you have proof of purchase (original receipt). It's bloody difficult to do yourself.
     
  9. playallday
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    It's still under warranty and they didn't ask for the receipt. So far I haven't heard back, but it's only been a day since I shipped it.

    Since I'm already here I might as well ask, is there any app like LimeWire (for downloading music) that allows me to leech (downloading music in Canada is legal, but uploading is illegal)?
     
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    thats a good price u got it for.
     
  11. playallday
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    Well, the person selling it was asking $70, but I got it down to $40. [​IMG] That's just the start of my epicness. [​IMG]
     
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    Torrents for you music downloading needs that's what I use and a youtube to mp3 converter. And of course a 3gen ipod touch is still under warranty it came out a few months ago. Oh and that's a great price $70 would've been great it's less than half the full price at $40 I would've felt bad that I was ripping him of.
     
  13. playallday
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    Torrenting music in Canada is illegal, and it's so easy to stay legal here I don't feel like breaking any rulez. I can already download it from my computer, but that would mean I'd have to get up and go over to my computer. [​IMG]

    Well, I forgot that it's just a 2rd gen, since there was no 3rd gen 8GB iPod Touch, only 32GB and 64GB.

    lol, I don't think of it being a rip-off, I think of it as a good deal. [​IMG] I'm not losing any sleep over it that's for sure!
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Apple just sent me a email saying that a "new" one will be shipped soon.

    Thanks for the help guys.
     
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