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These are a few my recent iPod repair experiences.

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Phillip Geary called me from Hopewell Junction, New York about his son Greg's iPod
which is a 6th Generation 80GB video iPod. He described what I am seeing more and more of in the 6th Gen model which is a flaky scroll wheel. In the 5th Gen video iPod almost the only way this would happen is if the logic board had suffered water damage, but in the 6th Gen models I am seeing this about 1/3 of the time I repair a 6th Gen now.

The device arrived a few days later and sure enough it needed the scroll wheel replaced.

The part was $28 and labor/return shipping was $40 making this a $68 repair but the iPod works perfectly now. Notice I have used the scroll wheel to get down to the Settings and then the "About" menu.

At 2:45 on Friday December 12th I got this message,

"Hi, I have just recieved my ipod and it works perfectly and I just wanted to thank you and wish you a Merry Christmas!!!"

Fixed - Total cost $68.

Laura Wilson called from Windsor, California
a few miles from here. The LCD in her iPod Mini was all white and not displaying a menu. She had seen my sign out in front and then remembered there was a sign like that when she was she was younger but advertising a bicycle repair business. That was me too I told I told her. She worked then down the street at Longs Drugs and she knew my neighbor Mike Cellini.

Later that morning she arrived with the iPod and then went on to do other shopping. I had the screen replaced and the device working about an hour later then called her mobile phone to ask about whether she wanted to have the battery replaced. I didn't want to recommend it until I found I was able to make all the other aspects of her iPod work again. At $10 she thought it was the right time. and came back later that to pick it up.

The LCD was $10, the battery was $10 and labor was $40

Fixed - Total cost $60.

Steve Miksis is an accountant here in Santa Rosa.
His 5th Gen video iPod had a scroll wheel that was operating a bit flakey and brought it to me thinking that replacing it would improve things. He brought it by and at first I didn't see the problem but after a few minutes of working with it I saw it was misbehaving and took it apart to take a look. Ultimately I found there was a dark burned mark on the connector for the scroll wheel. I've never seen this before.

I gave him a call and we went with replacing the battery and scroll wheel.

The scroll was $26, the battery was $19 and labor was $40.

Fixed - Total cost $85.

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I'm in Sonoma County... Northern California wine country.

If you live nearby, are traveling through or live in the San Francisco Bay Area bring your iPod to me and I can do the work while you wait or go wine tasting for a while. Send me an email just to make sure I have on hand whatever parts your repair will require.

Call or email me with questions or to set up a repair. You can also call, I am here most days from 8am to 8pm
Toll Free 1-877-IPOD-PRO (1 - 877 - 476-3776)

Send the device to:
    Frank Walburg
    2145 Service Court
    Santa Rosa, Ca 95403-3139
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