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#216008 - 09/05/15 01:44 PM iPod Touch Repair - oops, a little too far
Potseal Offline

Registered: 02/23/13
Posts: 191
Loc: Saskatchewan

It all began when my son's iPod failed to power on. He asked me if I could try and get it working. I've been down this road a few times. Usually it is a simple fix. I went through every step to get it to show signs of life. Nothing. Then I scoured the Internet to see if there was a trick I missed. Nothing. At this point I decided to venture into unchartered territory and open it up. The reason I decided to crack it open vs see if I could return it to Apple under warranty was due to the fact that the iPod had a curve in it. I don't know if my son fell asleep on it or stepped on it but there it was. If I sent it to Apple looking for some form of compensation I have a feeling they'd see that and get a good laugh then tell me to go fly an...iKite? Anyway, after watching a YouTube video demonstrating a teardown I went for it thinking I might see something loose or damaged due to the body's warped configuration. Nothing. Then I decided to remove the battery and try a replacement. I got the battery out, called a local service/repair business and inquired if they had a replacement battery. They had a battery but asked if I had checked for lint build-up at the charging port - oops... Yep, that was it. Took it a little too far but if I ever need to replace a battery...

Edited by Potseal (09/05/15 01:45 PM)
A malfunction at the junction

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#216633 - 01/07/16 01:41 PM Re: iPod Touch Repair - oops, a little too far [Re: Potseal]
sabrown Offline

Registered: 12/12/02
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Loc: Ogden, Utah, USA
Thanks for sharing your experience. I would not have thought of lint.



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