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Replacing the battery in an iPod

Posted On 2011-01-22 by FortyPoundHead
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iPods are a great invention, however, many have complained about the lack of playtime and poor battery life. Previously, replacing an iPod battery was next to impossible. So when your battery dies, its time for a new iPod. This of course proved to be extremely expensive. We teach you how to replace your own iPod battery at a fraction of the cost of a new iPod with the following easy to follow step by step guide.

iPods are a great invention, however many have complained about the lack of playtime and poor battery life. Previously, replacing an iPod battery was next to impossible. So when your battery dies, its time for a new iPod. This of course proved to be extremely expensive. As a result, manufacturers have begun producing aftermarket iPOD batteries for a DIY conscious producer. There are even high capacity batteries that will basically give you more playtime on your iPod in comparison to the original iPod batteries. An even better incentive to replace that dying battery!

I know what youíre thinking, you donít want to rip apart that shiny iPod of yours! Aftermarket iPod batteries were designed to make the installation as simple as possible (it wasnít really all that difficult to begin with anyway). Since the batteries installation doesnít require any soldering, the most difficult part is opening up the physical case. Since the iPod doesnít contain any screws, the casing must be pried off in order to access the internal battery. I do not recommend using a screwdriver to do this as it will damage the case. A guitar pick has been recommended to do the job, but even better, some batteries come with the non scratch nylon tools required to open your iPod safely.

Below are some instructions on how to install your battery. Yes, there is more than one way to do this, but this is the way I did it.

  • Lay your iPod on a piece of cloth o non scratch surface. Using your non scratch tools, slowly insert it under the cover and begin to pry off the cover. You should hear it begin to open. Work your way by sliding the tool all around the edges.
  • The iPod is basically made of two halves. With both halves separated, put the empty shell aside.
  • The other half will have all the internal components in there. You should be able to spot the battery in there. You will see that the battery is connected to the main circuit board of your iPod. Carefully unplug the old battery by pulling on the end of the connector.
  • Get your new battery and plug in into the connector socket on your iPodís circuit board. The connector will only go in one way so do make sure you insert it the right way up.
  • Once itís all connected up, put the cover back on by pressing the edges of the two halves together.
  • Plug your charger in and let your new iPod charge up for at least 4 hours. All new batteries should get a longer than normal charge the first time around.
  • Now youíre ready to enjoy your music once more!


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