updated 01:15 pm EDT, Fri March 30, 2007
5G iPod LCD upgrades
Fastmac today began shipping LCD upgrades for fifth-generation video iPods, and highlighted the recent expansion of its "Just Say No To Crack" iPod LCD rehab program to the second-generation iPod nano. The program offers repair and replacement of scratched or cracked iPod LCD screens either as a Do It Yourself kit with tools and instructional videos or via a same day mail order service provided by Fastmac directly. Fastmac's LCD upgrade replaces the iPod's original display with a new LCD screen that is 60 percent brighter than the original Apple LCD, according to the company, and is more energy efficient than Apple's stock screen to reduce power consumption and improve battery life. The company's LCD upgrade for the video iPod is available with introductory pricing that starts at $60, and each screen comes with a 1-year warranty.