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iPod Classic (Thick) Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF130-021

Product Overview

Compatible with 160 GB (thick) iPod Classics.

Compatibility

Identify your iPod

  • 160 GB (Thick) iPod Classics

Product Details

  • Capacity: 850 mAh

$16.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

Fix Kit Contents:

  • New 850 mAh Replacement Battery
  • Plastic Opening Tools
  • Metal Spudger
  • Spudger

Additional Required Tools:

$14.95 Part Only

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

This option includes the replacement battery only, no tools.

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Compatibility

iPod Classic
160 GB (Thick)
 

Stories

My Problem

Battery wasn't showing when it was chanrging, and wouldn't hold a charge.

My Fix

it took 3 hours. I hate opening these things. After I got it open it was all down hill thanks to your step by step gides. Sorry on pictures. Didn't think of that.

My Advice

After replacing the battery, sync with iTunes. The battery wasn't showing the icon for chanrging until we synced it with iTunes.

My Problem

My iPod was getting no power from the battery.

My Fix

The Ifixit guide and repair equipment were very helpful and properly warned me of all hazards and difficulties.

My Advice

The most trouble I had was with two parts of the repair: 1) the initial insertion of the tools into the iPod needed help from a single sided razor blade. This was extremely helpful for me to get the putty knife into the case; I can understand why you do not suggest using a razor blade as this could easily cause injury. 2) After I had replaced the battery I dropped both halves of the iPod and the brittle headphone cable broke in two (I was unable to separate the cable from it's socket on the other half). I am now waiting on that part to complete my repair.

My Problem

Guessed it was the battery but wasnt sure....considered replacing but seemed excesive...decided to try replacing battery

My Fix

it was pretty dificult and im not especially mechanicaly inclined but all went pretty well....plastic pieces that came with the package were worthless...found other tools arount the house and it all went slowly but well...glad and proud to have done it and it worked!

My Advice

Give it a go.... you have nothing but $$$$ to save and a good feeling if you can do it

My Problem

Ipod would not sync or charge

My Fix

Not good. When I got to disconnecting the battery the connector on the board came off with the cable. All of the pins that suppose to be soldered onto the board came off. In the process of trying to resolder. Taking my time as to not to make any mistakes.

My Advice

take your time and be gentle

My Problem

The problem was the battery, i had to take the chance of trying myself it was only 19.95 compared to $200+ of a new ipod...

My Fix

It was very difficult to open the ipod but after that was a walk in the park. Although the ipod is not the same, i can live with it just a few scratches...

My Advice

My advice would be to buy a more complete tool kit or maybe the putty knife and two extra plastic tools beacuse their not hard enough.

My Problem

iPod Classic's battery wasn't holding a charge, and I was getting a couple hours max out of a full charge.

My Fix

Worked as advertised. Minor scratching along the edges because this model has particularly tight internal clips.

My Advice

A putty knife is essential. The no-scratch tools you get aren't really tough enough for this iPod.

My Problem

Beloved Ipod...

My Fix

Perefectly... the explanation allowed to anticipate all the moves.

My Advice

The battery wire pops out when you are putting the case back on if you do it too slowly. Snap it back in place!

My Problem

My geriatric 160g "thick" iPod battery finally flat lined. It was touch-and-go for awhile having to be hooked up to the wall to sustain the life of my beloved 'pod. Years worth of tunes & books were waiting to be accessed. But wait! New batteries are available for a do-it-yourself implant. Tightwads rejoice!

My Fix

Day of the surgery. Correct new battery - check. Tools required - check. Installation guide available - check. The separation of the iPod halves proved to be a rather arduous task. The plastic 'opening tools' were somewhat helpful to get the seam open, however, the putty knife proved to be the instrument that achieved the best results of easing the halves apart. Due to budget cuts the metal spudger was unavailable, so a small screw driver was substituted and it proved to be just what the doctor ordered in order to release the tab at the top of the iPod. This was a bit of a tricky step because the opening was quite tight and it was hard to see where the tab was. Once this step was completed, the halves began to separate much easier. The small screw driver also proved helpful for gently lifting the clip to remove the electronic ribbon holding the old battery in place. Removing the battery was simple. Inserting the new battery ribbon into its connector was a little tricky because it was not bent to form around the drive case. Lightly bending it to mirror the shape of the old battery ribbon made insertion easier. Correcting any wows or bends in the outer casing was done without too much struggle. And ensuring the bent tabs were gently pushed back into place was completed with the small screw driver. A double check to ensure all steps were done properly and then the back casing was slowly snapped back into place. Power on...?? YES! All is working as it should. Wha-hoo! The surgery took about 40 mins because I had to hunt down a replacement for the spudger.

My Advice

Ye ole putty knife putty worked wonders for wedging and teasing the halves apart. And who the heck has a metal spudger? A small screw driver can be used in place of this spudger as it worked well for disengaging the single clip on the top of the iPod, unfastening the ribbon clips, as well as re-bending the tabs back into place. The spudger, or said replacement, should be listed at the start under "tools required". Take your time and be gentle while prying apart the halves as it will prevent a poor fit when putting thing back together. The steps shown were clear and concise. Thank you iFixit.

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My Problem

Once upon a time, my iPod stop working. It was unable to play music, to recharge, to sync. So I thought that changing battery was a good solution.

My Fix

I follow the guide, in 30 minutes i've opened my device and changed the battery. IT WORKS. Maybe.

Battery icon was red, so I connected iPod to my Mac to recharge and sync, all seems to be ok. After a few hours I've unplugged it and the battery icon was still red... So I decided to leave it playing music to use all the battery's power for doing a complete charge cycle but now my iPod is fully discharged and won't charge again.

!@#$ logic board. Start to thinking that I have to replace it.

Or not? Maybe the new battery is faulty.

Battery or logic board? Waiting for suggestions.

My Advice

No advices, the guide is absolutely clear.

My Problem

My 160gb iPod battery would no longer hold a charge. This had happened before when the iPod was under warranty. Since it was out of warranty now, I thought that it had become an expensive paperweight. I found ifixit through a search and saw that they had an instructional video on how to disassemble the iPod and replace the battery. I thought for less than $20, I would give it a shot.

My Fix

The repair went very smoothly. The most tedious part of the whole thing is getting the iPod to begin to come apart. Once I got one side out of the base, the rest was a piece of cake. The whole job took less than 30 minutes. Probably half of that was taking it apart.

My Advice

Patience is key here. Take your time, be calm, and it comes apart just like the video demonstrates. The only thing that I wish I had done prior to the repair was to have purchased a thin putty knife. I didn't have one available, but a small spatula worked just fine.

 

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