My eyes began to be opened when I bought my first MP3 player. Fed up with CDs whose music jumped with the slightest scratch, I felt it was time to enter the age of digital music and downloads. One lifetime purchase would surely do the trick – or so I thought. However, I soon found that MP3 players are designed to last just 18 months, having been deliberately designed to allow only a certain number of battery recharges.

So, what if I take the battery out and replace it?

“Not possible to do it yourself, Madam. We can do it for around £40 or, for just a little bit more, we can sell you the latest ...


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