Ipod repair Stx?
Does anyone know of who does Ipod repair on STX?
My headphone port on my Ipod Touch 8G (touch screen, not roll wheel) is no longer working. (The headphones are fine) I tried cleaning the port, resetting the Ipod and finally, restoring everything to factory settings, but the port no longer works.
I use my Ipod constantly for working out and can't imagine being without it! Any ideas?
Try perusing these videos on the subject: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ipod+repair+headphone+jack&aq=0
We've done several DIY repairs on our iPods, mostly changing the battery. We buy the parts on eBay, because they ship USPS. A professional, authorized Apple repair can be very expensive, so if we can't fix it ourselves, we buy a new one (or rather, a used one, again on eBay). However, there are companies who will just do a battery replacement for a reasonable price, if you don't want to DIY.
The computer repair shop in golden rock was an authorize apple repair center last time I was in there, which was at least a year ago. I think it's called paradise something.
That sounds like PC Paradise, in the Easterly building. 773-9227. They're usualy god, but last time I used them for a PC repair in March 2010, a simple repair took almost 2 weeks because of staffing problems, and because later customers got ahead of us by paying an emergency fee. So try to pin them down on timing.
About the DIY videos: Also search on your iPod model name, to help narrow it down.
You're still covered by the US warranty. I would escalate it to a tier 2 rep and have them over ride their ussual fedex or ups to ship USPS. They have to offer it for PO boxes, rural routes, APOs. Etc. Ot like said before, have someone state side act as the intermediary. This is the only thing I could find on apple.com but it relates to iPhones.