should I get my iPod repaired?
I really need your advice.
I have a 30gb iPod Classic that is a little over 3 years old. I've never had a problem with it until a couple of weeks ago, when I dropped it on the ground and the screen cracked (the iPod still worked after I dropped it, but the screen was hard to read). The iPod's outer case is still fine, but the screen inside needed to be replaced.
So I purchased a new screen for the iPod and I tried to replace the screen last Saturday. While I was trying to disassemble the iPod, I had a problem getting the ribbon connector for the old screen to disconnect from the connector on the circuit board. There is a latch that clamps the ribbon in place on the circuit board, and while trying to get the latch to open, the latch broke into pieces. By the time I got the ribbon connector to detach from the circuit board, I ruined the connector on the circuit board (some of the pins are bent). I put everything back together as best I could, but now the iPod won't work at all (the screen won't light, and the iPod doesn't play).
So I don't know what to do. I saw online that a replacement circuit board for this iPod costs about $100. I don't know whether your company can actually "repair" this connector (i.e. solder a new connector onto the board), or if I would need to replace the whole board. I assume that if I need to replace the circuit board, it's going to cost about as much as if I just call it quits and buy a new model (or a used one).
What is your opinion about this? Do you think it is worth repairing this unit?
Thanks in advance,
Is this a good question?