05-17-2007, 03:00 PM
i thought if you guys couldnt help me with this no one could. so i bought a used ipod off ebay. i did pay the guy kinda late considering he was kinda of a jerk. but i got the ipod and it played fine... for one day. now it just has apple's support website. i told the guy ill split the cost of repair with him but he says that it was working when he shipped and he sent me a copy of my email with me saying that it was working for "one day." wtf!
so my question is does ebay have any policy to protect me from this? note that it did take me over a month to pay this guy because he was kinda dicky. and it took him a couple of weeks to respond to my emails and the such so it has been quite a few weeks.
thanks guys any help would be much appreciated
05-17-2007, 09:08 PM
Why did it take you a month to pay in the first place. He could have reported you to ebay, as nonpayer after 7 days of the auction ending.That would have been your first strike as non-payer. If the guy was a jerk like you say he probably have few negative feedbacks already. Check people's feedback before you bid on something, avoid people who have more than 5 negative feedbacks, unless it is a powerseller. Try to avoid doing business with these people.
Anyways something is just not right if it was working when you got it and you left a positive feedback. There is really nothing you can do about it at this point. Except try to get warranty directly from apple. If it is under warranty they should be able to fix it up for ya.
What's wrong anyways, was it new? Or used.. Sell as is?
Battery ussually goes out, or hard disk, sometimes you just need to reset them or format and reinstall the system.
05-17-2007, 10:22 PM
you can try filing it with ebay. don't know how it would hold up, but it is worth a shot.
05-19-2007, 12:42 PM
if u piad with paypal you could file a claim, but paypal would want proof from like apple that the product is not working, and they would require an invoice.
As for the ipod try reseting it. or go to ilounge.com and search the forums for similair problems. which generation ipod is it?
05-20-2007, 10:45 AM
My hd fried on my old 20 gig. If you want to get real ghetto, here's what you do:
First, triy resetting your ipod at least 10 times (i know a lot of people that it miraculously works after five).
If that doesn't work, take a utility knife and stab it into the edge of the ipod (between the metal and plastic). Do this about 3/4" from the top of the ipod. Make sure you angle it. Then pop off the edge of the faceplate. Do that on the four corners, 3/4" from the top. The ipod should be open. Now you have an open ipod. Don't pull it apart: fold it like a book. You should see the hd. If you feel like playing with it, unplug it and give it some love taps. After you're satisfied with abusing your hd, plug it back in. Push a button on the ipod to get the hd spinning. If the ipod works, snap her shut and you're good to go. If she doesn't, reset it by holding menu and the center button for five seconds. Reset at least 4 times. Here's where it gets real shady. If your ipod still isn't working push a button on the ipod and squeeze your hd lightly about 1/3 of the way down from the top. You will hear it scratch. That is a bad sound and you will cringe/pee pants/tear up. Reset your ipod a few more times and see if it works. It does for me now, i just have to do that every once in a while.
This is for hd problems, worked for me, but will absolutely ruin your ipod in the long run and void any sort of warranty that is left on your ipod. If there isn't a warranty, and you know your hd if fried, you might as well try this. Hds are 40-60 bucks on ebay and now you know how to get in and hook them up. to find the right hd, peel the foam off yours and search for the model number on ebay (usually a toshiba something).