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Topic # 199108 4-Aug-2016 19:36
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I was wondering if anyone has had an ipod battery replaced by an authorised Apple agent, and what the price of this is? I have heard they just switch it out for a refurb, rather than opening it up and switching out the battery onsite. Anyone been through this process with an ipod?


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  Reply # 1605544 6-Aug-2016 16:56
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Apple doesn't do battery replacements themselves in NZ since there's no physical apple stores, they just give you a list of 'Apple Authorised Service Providers' to do it for you, whose prices vary. To give you a ballpark figure Service Plus NZ does it for $170, and they'd most likely give you a refurb rather than replace the battery itself since for the iPod this involves re-soldering etc. If you go to a non-authorised provider they may be able to do it cheaper but you technically lose your warranty (if you still have a warranty). 


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  Reply # 1605547 6-Aug-2016 17:04
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Probably cheaper to buy another second hand iPod Touch 5th Gen.

Considering that, I would give this a go:



Aliexpress battery

Then sell it for parts if you fail lol.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1605625 6-Aug-2016 19:34
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adida101:

 

Apple doesn't do battery replacements themselves in NZ since there's no physical apple stores, they just give you a list of 'Apple Authorised Service Providers' to do it for you, whose prices vary. To give you a ballpark figure Service Plus NZ does it for $170, and they'd most likely give you a refurb rather than replace the battery itself since for the iPod this involves re-soldering etc. If you go to a non-authorised provider they may be able to do it cheaper but you technically lose your warranty (if you still have a warranty). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ask

 

http://madmacman.com/ , they are based in Hastings


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