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I have a 5 gen 60gb ipod that I've been using for a while. I dropped the ipod yesterday and it kind of broke on me. The audio outputs works but the screen outputs weirdly. I've dropped my ipod many times but this is the first time this has happened.

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When I press buttons or have any inputs (change volume), right bars on the screen move up and down. I was wondering if you guys would know if this could be fixed with a new screen or if it is a bigger issue.

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You have AppleCare for it? If not, I'd just take that sucker apart and have a look inside to see if anything got popped loose after the fall. And yeah, you can buy replacement screens for iPods.

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Ive opened it up and reseated all the connectors and that didnt help. I'm sure its not a ipod firmware thing because it does the same thing with rockbox. I'll get a screen off of ebay and replace it (for the second time)

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I dont work that way :P

Actually, the ipod itself is not doing too well. Thats why I dont really care. The database corrupts pretty frequently and the hard drive is probably on its way out. But I would like to squeeze every piece of life out of this thing before it dies

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Given how cheap hard drive based ipods are these days, I wouldn't personally bother repairing one.

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My old ipod is 100% dead now :P Gotta get a 1.8 hd case and take all the music off it

Also, I got my brothers "old" ipod classic. The click wheel is kinda screwed up. Does any one have any experience opening up an ipod classic? Looking at repair videos, it seems pretty difficult

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I've opened my 2nd generation iPod for battery replacement (now I'm not using it since the HD died and I don't feel like replacing it). Not sure if the procedure is the same as in newer generation iPods, but I don't think it's difficult. Having the proper tools helps a lot, but you can do it using a sharp knife, a thin screwdriver and a lot of care.

Some battery replacement kits come with the tools, which is a couple of blue plastic levers with a very thin curved edge

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If it needs a new battery the Nuforce ones work quite well.

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If it needs a new battery the Nuforce ones work quite well.

I have twice replaced batteries in iPods with NewerTech/NuForce batteries, and I will never recommend them.

And those prices they ask!

You can find Cameron Zino batteries on eBay, same extended capacities for all the iPod models, for half the NuForce prices.

And I do recommend Cameron Zino from my experience with them.

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:confused: I installed the Nupower batteries, they worked without appreciable performance loss for more than two years until the HD started to fail. No complains here.

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I have twice replaced batteries in iPods with NewerTech/NuForce batteries, and I will never recommend them.

And those prices they ask!

You can find Cameron Zino batteries on eBay, same extended capacities for all the iPod models, for half the NuForce prices.

And I do recommend Cameron Zino from my experience with them.

:confused: I installed the Nupower batteries, they worked without appreciable performance loss for more than two years until the HD started to fail. No complains here.

Steel Cage Match commence!

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Steel Cage Match commence!

;D I don't think so, just was surprised for the reply by a complete unknown newbie getting here for the first time to bash something I've used without problems, and to shill something else :palm:

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;D I don't think so, just was surprised for the reply by a complete unknown newbie getting here for the first time to bash something I've used without problems, and to shill something else :palm:

So your larger post count makes your opinion more worth than mine?

That is how you think?

I gave no shill, just my own experience.

And I am not alone making this experience, if you look in other sites.

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Pardon us if we don't receive people who register just to advertise an item available on ebay over a known good item supported by an actual vendor.

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So your larger post count makes your opinion more worth than mine?

That is how you think?

I gave no shill, just my own experience.

And I am not alone making this experience, if you look in other sites.

You didn't read your welcome message, did you? :rolleyes:

My opinion, like yours, is worth a shit in a site like this. However mine, and how other members of HC consider it, doesn't come from my post count, but for the mutual confidence we've built along time. In any case it's not important, I wasn't advising the batteries, but the tools that come with them to open the iPod.

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I've opened my 2nd generation iPod for battery replacement (now I'm not using it since the HD died and I don't feel like replacing it). Not sure if the procedure is the same as in newer generation iPods, but I don't think it's difficult. Having the proper tools helps a lot, but you can do it using a sharp knife, a thin screwdriver and a lot of care.

Some battery replacement kits come with the tools, which is a couple of blue plastic levers with a very thin curved edge

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If it needs a new battery the Nuforce ones work quite well.

I've actually opened my 5gen ipod so I have those tools already.

I've been reading online and it seems that the 6th gen (classic) ipod is much harder to open then all the others. Apple made locking tabs so the backplate and the face plate is much harder to separate. oh well :P

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I'm afraid you're right, IIRC 6th gen are very difficult to open and prone not to close well afterwards. Maybe just returning to shape the locking tabs works to close it back, but the opening thing... Well, try it and keep us posted ;)

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