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iPod 3G Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF192-015

Product Overview

Dead batteries are always unexpected and greeted with a sour face, but unlike a good sneeze, don't result in happiness and wet hands. Say good riddance and reinstall joy today with our iPod 3G replacement battery.

This replacement battery has 30% higher capacity than the original battery.

Compatibility

Identify your iPod

  • All 3rd Generation iPods

Product Details

  • Capacity: 850 mAh

$14.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

Fix Kit Contents:

  • New 850 mAh Replacement Battery
  • 2 Plastic Opening Tools
  • T6 Torx Screwdriver
  • Spudger

$13.95 Part Only

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

This option includes the battery only, no tools.

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Compatibility

iPod 3rd Generation
10 GB
15 GB
20 GB
30 GB
40 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

To have a mobile device, who need to be plug all the time to a power outlet, is not the best way to use it!

My Fix

It was very simple with the iFixit tutorial. I think I do it in something like 10 min.

My Advice

To open the ipod, do not hesitate to retry again and again. It's not easy to remove the first clip, but after every think go very weel with the iFixit tools.

My Problem

The battery was not charging

My Fix

The instructions were explicit and the tools did the job.

Still not perfect but much better than before.

My Advice

Worth a try to salvage a device.

Not a difficult fix

My Problem

My iPod would no longer hold a charge, and from the news threads I read I needed a new battery.

My Fix

Replacing the battery was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Mt iPod works just like it did when I first got it.

My Advice

Do not pay someone to replace your battery, you can do it yourself with the tools and guide from iFixit.

My Problem

The battery had died on my 3rd generation iPod years ago and I had long given up hope of resurrecting it. After finding ifixit.com I decided to give it a go and I'm chuffed to say the 'antique' is back alive!

My Fix

As everyone mentions, getting the cover off is tricky. But don't be afraid to give it some force. You're probably not going to scratch it any more than it already is. The plastic told are soft enough.

However, the guide mentioned using the 'large opening tool' first and then the 'small opening tool'. However, the kit I ordered only came with two small opening tools, so that threw me off at the beginning. But I was able to get the cover off eventually – so it is possible using just the smaller tools.

My Advice

Stick with it – you got it!

My Problem

Battery only would run for an hour after full charge.

My Fix

Easy as pie. Early iPods are a literal snap to open and change battery

My Advice

This is the second battery change on this device. Batteries only last a few years before losing capacity. Have done this before. Second time took me 5 minutes.

My Problem

The battery on my still-otherwise-working 3rd gen iPod was totally dead. It's 20gb and to buy a new mp3 player of that storage capacity would have been really expensive, so I figured that for just $15 plus delivery, fixing it myself was a much better solution.

My Fix

On opening the box I felt a little trepidation - I'm not a person usually considered "handy" and I was worried I'd got in over my head. But the printed words on the inside of the box reassured me "You got this" (a very nice touch, guys!) and I proceeded, very slowly, to follow the instructions and use the tools provided. It all went very smoothly and only took about 30 minutes from cracking open the box to charging the iPod with new battery on the charger. The only slightly fiddly bit was tucking the wires out of the way of the case when reattaching, but that just took patience and persistence.

My Advice

Be slow and steady with the tools, exercise plenty of patience and set aside a good chunk of time so you don't feel rushed. It's worth it!

My Problem

The iPod was dead. It wouldn't even charge up.

My Fix

Followed the online instructions and installed a new battery. Charged it up (needed a Firewire connector), then connected ti iTunes. Restored the original OS, then synced my iTunes library. I now have my music back in the tractor, where I had a charger and music interface. All is good!!!

My Advice

It's a little tricky getting the cover off the first time, but I finally got it.

My Problem

I haven't turned the ipod on in about 5 years. It was not responsive to charging or any button presses.

My Fix

The ipod works like new after replacing the battery! Unfortunately I lost my 12v charger cable (the firewire one), and the regular USB iphone cables won't charge it. So I've got a couple more days wait until I can enjoy it again!

My Advice

The case is a major pain to open for the first time, I found a small glasses screwdriver was handy when trying to wedge the plastic opening tools into the case.

My Problem

The battery needed to be replaced. It would hold a charge for maybe an hour.

My Fix

The repair was rather easy. And iFixit's instructions were incredibly helpful as usual. The two tools that came with the battery replacement broke half way through the repair, though that could be entirely my fault. I got better results with a guitar pick. Though the included tools did half the job.

My Advice

Take your time even though it is a pretty straight forward repair.

My Problem

The battery on my 3rd generation iPod died. The iPod would only play when plugged into a power source. It was my first iPod and though I have others I wasn't ready to give it up.

I fixed it because a battery replacement looked to be an easy thing to do. I wasn't ready to throw away an otherwise a good device.

My Fix

The repair was easy peasy. The hardest part is getting the case separated. It took a few tries to open the case but it was smooth sailing once that was done. Nothing to be scared of.

My Advice

iFixit does a good job explaining what to do in their guides.

If you have a dead iPod laying around go ahead and take a chance on a new replacement battery. It's a relatively easy job.

 

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