I would recommend having someone do it for you, I have a friend who has replaced every part of every kind of ipod, the first 15/20 that he worked on got destroyed until he got the hang of how to get into it and work with the parts inside
for parts and labor you would look to spend like... 45 bucks, give or take depending on time frame, and model of the ipod
if you are going to do it yourself go very slowly and be cautious, there are a lot of things that you can mess up VERY easily with the slightest of wrong moves
on the other side of this, if all your items are downloaded via itunes you can reload them using your itunes account. the BIG issue is if you do it yourself and mess things up are you able to replace the unit, they aren't cheap.
I have a very good rule i follow, if its cheap try to fix it myself, if its expensive, call a guy.
there are sub clauses to that rule but for now that is enough lol
on the other side of this, if all your items are downloaded via itunes you can reload them using your itunes account.
Yeah, in my case the tunes are all in my long-in-th-tooth iMac and that is getting a bit unreliable so I can't guarantee to be able to load everything on a new iPod. I will start looking for a repair place and get a quote.
Just a word on the 'specialty' tools if you hit up Ebay there are TONS of battery replacement kits that come with a little tool kit just for doing this... The tools are less than stellar but they should serve the purpose...
But, as has been said it's take a little knack (or experience) to crack it open without damage...
But, as has been said it's take a little knack (or experience) to crack it open without damage...[/QUOTE]
Thanks but I'm scared poohless after the last few letters!..... I don't ususally give up on things, I've challenged quite a few of the "impossible" things in my life and am still here to boast about it, but this one will have to be waved away, I can't afford failure!