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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 9165 26-Aug-2006 11:26
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Can someone advise where I can get my Ipod repaired in Wellington?  I've been thru the 5R steps recommended by Apple and have to conclude the sad face, inability to boot up and non recognition by multiple PCs must be a hardware fault.  I am also out of warranty, so opinions about cost benefit of repairing also welcome.  Mine is the 20GB click wheel model.  Thanks guys.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 44732 26-Aug-2006 11:44

renassiance brands (nz apple distributor) has a repair agent based in compudigm house on boulcott street in wgtn. My brother had his ipod swapped out and the worksheet had their details on it.

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  Reply # 44736 26-Aug-2006 12:02
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Here is a list of authorised Apple service providers in Wellington


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  Reply # 44743 26-Aug-2006 14:02
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Out of warranty you'll be better buying a new iPod or other MP3 player than repair.

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Reply # 44744 26-Aug-2006 15:11
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mike: Out of warranty you'll be better buying a new iPod or other MP3 player than repair.

I agree with Mike. The throwaway society is alive and well and unless you're reasonably confident that you know what's wrong with it, I would suggest that it's not worth the risk of paying an inspection fee only to find out that it's not economical to repair.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 44825 28-Aug-2006 07:10
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Thanks guys for your prompt and good advice.  I go find out what the inspection fee is on the way to work this morning.  If it is anything like a cell phone it will be around $50. 

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  Reply # 44828 28-Aug-2006 08:01
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Sell on Trademe,

state "Not going for some reason, I dont know whats wrong with it"

Put it on $1 reserve, closing on a Saturday around 8pm.

You will probably get a surprising amount for it.

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