Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


14353 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1866


Topic # 199108 4-Aug-2016 19:36
Send private message

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?


Create new topic
117 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  Reply # 1605544 6-Aug-2016 16:56
Send private message

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). 


588 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 176


  Reply # 1605547 6-Aug-2016 17:04
Send private message

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.


801 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 355


  Reply # 1605625 6-Aug-2016 19:34
Send private message

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


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.