use used a 4th generation iPod. It was glorious with it’s 20 gigabyte hard drive, paper weight styling and ability to be dropped onto concrete with fear not for the device but for the ground it landed upon.
That is until I decided to introduce it to my venerable friend. You may know him well and by many names and origins, but I like simply like to call the old bastard, beer. Miraculously the only thing that didn’t work after that sad, but funny, but sad introduction was the screen. That’s when I cursed out loud a few times then decided to see if I could salvage the beast.
In my Google searches I came across Rapid Repair, an iPod service center. They claim that 85% of the iPods they fix are less than $90. Using a three step process: diagnostic order, sending in device, and repair. After 48 hours I was given a quote for $30. About $299.99 less than I expected (roughly the price for a new iPod).
Outstanding. Well, long story short the unit has worked beautifully, it’s sitting plugged into an iPod Dock in my bathroom dutifully carrying out it’s remaining days as the music source for my shower karaoke sessions. Punishment? I think not.
If you’re looking for an iPod, iPhone or Zune (really… do you have a Zune?) then look no further than Rapid Repair. They even offer some basic mods like colored screens.