I have a 15GB 3G iPod that I’ve had for a few years now. A while ago my battery crapped out and I started getting less and less time until I was only able to use it when it was plugged in (which kind of defeated the purpose). My unit was covered by the recent class action suit and I followed all the steps to get a replacement. I got my brother (who bought it for me as a gift) to give me a copy of his credit card receipt, I filled out the various forms and affidavits, mailed everything in and then I waited.
I waited for a long time – months and months and months and months. Every now and then I’d check online to see how things were progressing with a potential settlement and I kept on waiting. Finally, details of the settlement were released and I was psyched – I’d be getting something from Apple!
Well, my happiness was premature. I got a letter stating that my receipt didn’t specifically state that the listed Apple purchase, was, in fact an iPod. The letter asked that I provide more corroboration or sign another affidavit. I needed to find the receipt again and figured I’d get around it some time. Months passed and I did nothing. I started to think about replacing my iPod with a Shuffle and even tried to buy one (with out any luck).
I started to wonder how hard/how expensive it would be to replace my battery. As it turned out it was cheap, easy and fast. I bought a battery on laptopsforless ($23 with shipping), opened the iPod and swapped batteries in less than ten minutes and the device is none the worse for wear.
[tags]Apple, iPod, battery, replacement[/tags]