Showing posts with label i pod. Show all posts
Showing posts with label i pod. Show all posts

2008-08-07

Rejuvenating old I-Pod

Our old faithful I-pod’s battery died last year; nothing to complain about the same. We have used it enough and did not have any complain. Only thing that happened is the battery started to loose charge more often and at the end it stopped charging altogether. Just after I got this I-Pod, Apple had to settle a lawsuit for low quality batteries. That way I must say I am happy to survive for 3 years with one battery.

I was not looking at spending 4,000 INR (100 USD) to replace the battery by Apple. The thing I do not like about this program is - Apple does not return your own I-Pod rather they give you a similar one from their stock. So I opted for changing the battery myself. It cost only 20 USD to get the new battery and after spending 15 minutes I was able to hit the road again.
The kit contains two plastic openers without which opening the case is almost impossible. The demo video included in the kit is informative; if they had shown how to create the first opening in slow motion and in closeup it would have been much better. As this was my first time I cut my finger with one of those plastic hinge openers. You really need to be careful with these tools. I had to use a small metal screwdriver to widen the gap between front and back case. After opening the case, removing the hard-drive and replacing the battery was very easy for me. I was very careful to make sure all connections were correct particularly for hard-drive and docking station. I did not have to open the case again as all the connections were perfect.

2004-03-08

Got an IPOD


Requested my brother to send me one I-pod from USA with Hitesh as he was coming to Paris on a business trip. It was very nice to catch up with Hitesh, Neetu and Simran after moving out of CA. We met them at their hotel in Latin quarter and had dinner with them. It was almost 2 in the morning when we returned home in the cold night of February. But that did not stopped me to open the box start playing with the new gadget.
On a secondary note - I started liking Paris but some time French system and people makes me mad. Yet, I am enjoying my stay here as much as I can. Now a days I am trying to run more regularly - ran two Half-marathon so far this year and recently started taking tennis class.

Day 3 - Rishikesh

The weather looked gloomy with an overcast sky as we woke up. We had breakfast at the hotel and decided to visit Rishikesh today. Again we...