The iPod is a great and useful device, which is remarkably resistant. But accidents happen, and the iPod may eventually need a fix. Falling from high tables, while running, or being victim of your dog -- these are all situations when you iPod will need a repair.
Luckily, there are already several places where you can be able to get help for your iPod. In this post I list the most common ways you can repair your player.Apple
: Clearly, the first place you can go in order to fix you iPod is the Apple authorized network. The iPod comes from Apple with a limited service guarantee, which includes 90 days of phone support and one year of service included. All other requests will be charged to you. You can also buy an Applecare package, which extends the basic warranty to two years, both for phone support, service and hardware warranty. It is a really good plan if you want to have piece of mind -- if any problem happens Apple will fix it.PDAsmart
. If you don't have Applecare, may Apple is not the best way to fix the problems in your iPod. Several other smaller companies have setup good service plans for the iPod, which are able to solve most of the problems that you may encounter. One of these places can be visited in the web at http://www.pdasmart.com.
The guys at PDAsmart have expertise in all versions of the iPod, as well as other types of PDAs and music players. This is a good place if you have gadgets of different types and want to work with only one repair shop. The guys from PDAsmart have a nice policy: you can send your PDA for examination without any commitment. If you think the price to fix the problem is to high, they can send you back the iPod and you owe nothing other than the mailing costs.iPodresq
: In the website http://www.ipodresq.com you will find one of the most complete services to repair your iPod. They do all kinds of repairs, such changing logic boards, screens, and scroll wheels. According to the web site, they can do those repairs to any type of iPod (all generations). Some of the services, such as LCD replacement can be done in one day.Methodshop
: Another place that provides support for iPods can be found in the website at www.methodshop.com. These guys are associated with ipodmods.,com, and they offer not only repair services, but also customization -- so you can do both at the same time. They can make changes such as changing panels, replacing batteries, hard drives, etc.Techrestore
: Finally, another service for repairing iPods that looks very friendly and responsive is available at ipod.techrestore.com. These guys offer a very nice option of having your iPod repaired in just one working day. When you request the service, they send you a box in the next day, which can be used to ship your iPod. Most services are completed in the same day, and delivered to your door in the next working day. It is really a very convenient service, because you don't even need to go to a post office location.
As you see, there are several options if you want to have your iPod repaired. These are just some of the most well known companies and services, but there are certainly a large number of small companies that provide repair services for all styles of iPod players. If you know of a good one that I didn't mention, leave the information in the comments section bellow. If you had a personal experience (positive or negative) with some of these services, let us know too!
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