Some electronic items and gadgets are worth paying to have repaired, and some are not. If the item isn't covered by a warranty or service plan and you aren't sure which way to go, consult a reputable repair service and get an estimate for the cost of repairing. Then you have the information you need to make an informed decision.
There are a number of ways to find an electronics repair shop, including online searches and asking friends for recommendations. Consider how Angie's List may be of help, as it gives members access to local consumer reviews on electronic repair services and service providers in more than 550 other categories.