August 29th, 2005

Neko (lofulah)

Apple to Help Replace Batteries in Early iPods

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ipod29aug29,1,1997089.story?coll=la-headlines-business&ctrack=1&cset=true

Apple Computer Inc. will help pay to replace defective batteries in as many as 1.3 million iPod music players after a judge approved the settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the Cupertino, Calif.-based company.

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Under the settlement approved last week by San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman, customers who bought iPod's first two models will be entitled to either $25 in cash or a $50 credit at an Apple store. Or, if they paid Apple to repair an iPod battery, the company must refund half of the replacement cost. Those who own iPod's third model will be entitled to a free replacement battery if it fail.


'cept, I decided not to try to see if Apple could replace it for me (they might not, seeing how I had already opened it several times... and not only the battery needed replacing.), and sent mine off to one of the Broken iPod buy-back people to see how much they'd give me... Shipping came to $4.40, I think? Let's hope they offer me at least $54.40. :D Although their quote over e-mail was $50....
Neko (lofulah)

Buying a PC with less than $200?

Is it possible? Some thing just barely decent? I need it to run chip emulation software... Specifically, the Xilinx FPGA Spartan-3 Starter Kit Board [ link | http://www.xilinx.com/bvdocs/userguides/ug130.pdf ] with this software [ link | http://www.xilinx.com/ise/logic_design_prod/webpack.htm ]

Course? ECE385: http://courses.ece.uiuc.edu/ece385/

I need WinXP, apparently. I guess I could try to run it on Virtual PC, but I have a feeling that would be insanely, and painfully slow. Although I suppose I should try that first, before buying a PC eh? Yeah.
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