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The bottom part of my ipod is bent

My ipod was connected to the usb cable and it fell while still connected. it obviously damaged the bottom part of the ipod that connects to the usb cable. it will still connect to the usb cable but it will not recognize it on the computer, ipod, or sound dock. the ipod kept working fine afterwards but after the battery died i haven't been able to charge it. is this something i can fix? how much am i looking at spending? thanks for your help!

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So basicly the bottom connector is broke. possibly the whole mainboard would need to be replaced or simply the connector replaced

Apple repairs
https://selfsolve.apple.com/GetWarranty.do

Some tech might replace the parts for 40-60usd. I cant say for sure since I dont know how bad it is.

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they may just give you a replacement.after all that's what warranty is for.

Here is a link to check your serial number for in warranty status:

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