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Destroy an ipod without voiding warranty?
Alright, so the deal is, that i have the first gen video (30gb) and i've had it for 2 years. actually, it's my second one because the first was ran over by a bus and that peaced the harddrive so i just said the battery was toast.
ANYWHORE, the new ipod video came out a while ago and i was quite frustrated when i found out that it is:
a) has more than double the memory
b) was much cheaper (for 80gb model)
What i want to know is how to make my ipod not function, without voiding the warranty so that i can get a new one. The plan is that they will give me the new 2nd gen. video but i would settle for the same but shinnier version of mine. the Apple warranty is long gone, but i still have 3 years on the Bestbuy one so please let me hear your suggestions. I'd also appreciate it more if people who have succesfully done this, let me know their methods.
put penut butter all over it and stick it in the microwave
part of this seems plausible... has anyone successfully put their ipod in the microwave and had it warrantied? the key word here is successfully.
I don't think the peanut butter is necessary..?
its an ipod... just wait and it will break itself
i donno but you could probly pull it off. But if they dont except it, than fuck your stuck with 0 ipods.
yes, but you see, it has nearly been a year since i got the new one and the general trend is for them to break at around the 9 month mark....
haha definately...dude i am just as pissed, i got a 2nd gen 8 gb nano like 6 months before the 3rd gens came out, cheaper and with video. i even made a facebook group about it, but nobody understood how i felt.
PENUT BUTTER AND JELLY AND A MICROWAVE GOD DAMN IT THEN WHILE ITS TOSTING YOU HAVE TO SING THE PENUT BUTTRER JELLY SONG.. IM SO NOT LyING
you can apply really hard direct pressure on any of the clicking button on the front and the little bushings underneath will break. then the button won't respond and you're set. just make sure to put a cloth or something down to make sure not to ruin the finish, and it won't look like you abused it.
you do have karma under 50 for a reason you know. this, i beliieve, could be a contributing factor.
Try to find a really powerful magnet. Place the magnet on the back...
If that doesnt work, keep the magnet there for a bit, and restore the software... and unplug it half way through. that should fuck it up :)
Mine got stolen while it was at Cooper Tire and they bought me a new 80 gig. So uhhhh, leave your car there overnight and make sure the doors get unlocked, then hope someone breaks in and just takes your ipod like they did to mine.
take it apart, and start touching shit inside. do that until the frownie thing comes up and your set. my buddy did it, it worked like a charm.
I do not know all too much about Ipods and their warranty, but do you have a very strong magnet that could mess up the screen or hard drive? The warranty probably does not cover water damage. You could hook it up to a really strong power supply and fry the insides.
i know for sure that the warranty doesn't protect against power surges or water damge. the magnet theory intrigues though...
are you sure they'll send you a new one?
i sent in my first gen nano and they sent me a new first gen nano.
and when you send in your old head phones they send you old new ones.
this is true but was it before the new nanos came out? because the new video hadn't come out yet when i got my replacement.
The magnet would wipe out the memory on the hard drive and could also destroy the screen. If you just get it to wipe out the memory they might replace it, or just reload the software back onto it. If the screen gets noticeably messed up by a magnet, they might not cover it, unless you got the screen completely blank.
no it was about 5 months after the new ones came out
i have a super duper way of doing it with out even opening er up!
all you need is:
1. spare ipod cable that you can distroy for this purpose
2. battery that you may or may not care about
3. any battery holder from old remote or something
4. polarity tester
5. soldering iron with soldering skillzzz
soo if you really want to brick your ipod, all you need to do is fry the motherboard and they will be none the wiser. ("Yeah! all i did was plug the ipod into my computer when i went to sleep and it didnt turn on in the morning!")
take the iPod cable and cut it in half to expose the wires.
strip the wires a little.
there will be 4 wires in the cable, 2 for power and 2 for data.
we want the 2 for power. they should be black and red maybe? i donno
solder the positive to the positive battery terminal and the negitive to the negitive
put batteries in BACKWARDS and plug er into your ipod
WAMMO! you now have a bricked iPod :)
remember: you do not know how this happend. electronics are crazy like that.
ps. i found this out when i made a battery charger for the iPod (same way i explained only DO NOT flip batteries around + you must need aprox. the same volts as a usb port would give (5.7V or some shit, i forget) aka 4 AA batteries) long story short i got a new iPod from apple
sell it on ebay. the fifth generation ipods can sell almost as much as new ones. they are actually the best ipods and better than the new one if your looking for sound quality.
i bought the original video 30g like a week after it came out and mine still works. it fell out of my pocket on a roller coaster and it STILL WORKS. i dunno about that 9 month mark....
yeah i got an 80gig last year and the 160gig now costs the same as i paid for mine, and the 80gig costs $100 less now. but that's technology, you can't avoid it.
this actually works,,,,Get a very powerful magnet, one such as used in librarys to magnatize books ie you school library
and slide it over it like 10 times
the microwave part without the peanut butter should work. My friend has put several phones in the microwave and got a warranty everytime
All that will do is erase the hard drive. It might mess up your screen for a little while, but not permanently.
well mine was ran over by a bus at the 9 mark so...lol
the best buy service plan covers any and all damage. my neighbor has been through a couple ipods because she kept dropping hers, it kept breaking and best buy kept replacing it
put it in the wash in your pants.. i did and i got a new one
Wait, is it the BestBuy "I want a new one" plan? Cause if it is, you can just make up some excuse like it turns off randomly and skips songs sometimes when its on hold and BestBuy will either give you a new one or give you store credit. Thats what I did with my old Mp3 player. Since the model was discontinued they gave me store credit.
so for the applecare ipod warranties can you buy one after your ipod is like 3 years old or does it have to be new to buy one?
I bought a 3rd gen used 3 years ago. I dropped it down my stairs and part of the screen cracked. Bought a replacement on ebay for $15.
that happened to one of my buddies but it wasnt covered by the warenty..
that magnet idea seems like it should work tho cuz it wont look like you did anything to it so they wont know it was you that fucked it on purpose
just make some random shit up, like it has lines going through it every once in a while, or it always freezes non stop, just make something simple like that up... dont get all complicated and shit about it. i went and bought a zen from futureshop, didnt llike it so told them it shuts off and freezes and headphone jack and shit like that didnt work, they gave me 300 dollar credit, bought one of those archos things, ended up not liking that for a while, so made some more bullshit about that, then they gave me another credit, so finally i went to an ipod after experimenting with a couple others incase i liked them better.
Yea i got a 30 gig like 4 months ago for $250 and now the 80 gigs are $250. And my 30 gig iPod is full. Im so pissed.
this is looking awsome. i might try this after school.
i think it was pipe munkey who said drop it... i have dropped it on purpose so many goddamn times in the hopes that it wouldnt start up again and it wont die. im getting frustrated with that approach..
crack it, send it in saying theres internal problems, then when they say its because the crack say there wasn't a crack when you sent it
my girlfriend did that and it worked great
except if you would have read, im not sending it into apple.
Put it in water on and then after it stops working (5 min put it in a zip lock bag of uncooked rice. The rice takes out the moisture and there is no sign of water damage and the electronics are blown
the ride takes the moisture away from the inside of the ipod??
i have had mine for 4 years and its still working well
Dude... here is what you do,, take it in and tell them its been acting funny lately, like freezing, and shutting off at random times. Then if they test it tell them, say it only happends once and awhile and that you finally got fed up with it. Best Buy employees are morons, and they'll be like ok, go get a new one.
excellent, this one is perfect. when i get a moment, i'm heading to bestbuy. thanks.
i can vouch for that.
i tried gettin a new ipod before my warrenty was up by throwing it down a flight of stairs 13 times onto concrete, then biting the screen so it was cracked.
i went to the ipod store to try to get a warrenty, they couldnt even get the plug into it.
best buys waranties are for any reason. you could slam the thing with a sledge hammer and they'd give you a new one. i was running with a pait of headphones on in the rain and they got ruined but i had the waranty so i got new ones. just break it and they'll give you a new one no problem
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