Thursday, 2 September 2010

Apple iPod Repair and Parts Service

Advantages of Repairing your iPod or iPhone

It is often questioned whether it makes sense to purchase a new iPod/iPhone or repair an existing one. Our desire for the latest and greatest devices to add to our arsenal is never ending. When it comes time to weigh the cost and benefit of repair over that of replacement we need to consider the options.

Why it makes sense to repair a broken iPod - Repairing your iPod has a few advantages including:

* Cost - usually cheaper than buying new or even used.

* Environmental Consideration - repairing is a greener solution. It is a less environmentally impacting process. Repair shops only replace what's needed and some even recycle their waste. Rather than throwing out the old to buy a new device it makes sense to repair.

* Features - in some cases there are features available with the older iPod that aren't available with the current models. Take the 5th Generation iPod Video for example. You can have video output through the headphone jack whereas newer models like the iPod Classic are required to use a Apple Universal Dock Connector. An expensive cable attachment that works through the dock.

* Sentimental Value - Many people are attached to their iPods. They could have been a gift or have custome engraving on the back. Why replace something that has been given to you, just because it breaks, when you can keep it working for many more

* Repair can make your iPod look like new again - A new faceplate and backplate will have you looking like it just came out of the original packaging. Let a professional repair or replace your front and back covers and you will have a new iPod again!

When it makes sense to replace - replacing your iPod is sometimes necessary.

* In cases where parts are no longer available

* When cost exceeds - If the price of a repair is higher or near that of a new Apple iPod.

* In need of larger storage capabilities - With the amass of large libraries of music there is a need for more space.

* When you need more features - We can understand the desire to move to a more robust iPod. Going from an older iPod 4th Generation to an iPod Touch is a nice upgrade. The new features available in the Touch, Touch 2G, 3G, and iPhone models are a big step up from the old photo generation iPods.

New and next generation iPods are getting more sophisticated. Additionally, they are also getting easier to break. With the addition of flash memory to many of the newer Nano, iPod Touch, and iPhones single repairs are getting a little more costly. This is also relevant to the technology and price you are paying for such a device in the first place. There is no replacing of a bad hard drive anymore. Many of the boards have the memory in place and require full replacement of the Mainboard and memory
modules. Screen replacement, a common repair, can require the replacement of multiple parts such as the digitizer and midframe.

Luckily for consumers repair options are available for almost any generation iPod. These iPod Repair Sharks will have you working like new once again. With costs rising for new cutting edge devices, who wants to have to replace it when it breaks?

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Author: Ronald Cory

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