Don’t Chuck That Busted iPod

People on their third or fourth iPod well know how prone the device is to breaking. If you neglected to opt for a replacement plan, instead of smashing the pod with a brick, give Matt Bremmer a call. Treehugger pointed us to his ipod refurb services and we think it’s fantastic stuff.

Intrigued by all the people selling broken ipods or simply tossing them, he set up a little refurb shop. Apple won’t support out of warranty repairs or sell him parts, but that’s ok, he gets most of the pieces directly from the manufacturers. Matt scavenges motherboards from broken iPods on Ebay.

Check it out at iPodShop.ca.

It’s neat that he’s in a cute, spare little shop in Canada but there’s also TechRestore which may have better prices.

Either way, one more opportunity to opt out of the prevailing disposable diaper consumer culture.

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  1. John Stracke says:

    People on their third or fourth iPod

    …should consider buying something else! Shouldn’t

  2. John Stracke says:

    (Sorry, hit the post button too soon.)

    People on their third or fourth iPod

    …should consider buying something else! Shouldn’t the premium brand have good reliability?

  3. John Stracke says:

    …excuse me; I hit Post too soon. To finish: Shouldn’t the premium product come with premium reliability?

  4. KevinQ says:

    People on their third or fourth iPod well know how prone the device is to breaking.

    People who have had the same iPod for 3 or 4 years, who are most of the people I know, know how reliable the device is.

    </fanboy>

    K

  5. evenodds says:

    I used MacResQ when my iPod’s harddrive died last Spring. Since harddrives die all the time, I did not consider this a manufacturing problem.

    I sent it to MacResQ, they installed a new larger harddrive and we had a brand new iPod.

    They were recommended by the local Genius, because I neglected to add an extended warranty.

    Customer service was excellent and their turnaround time was surprisingly short.

    EveN