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iPod Nano Gen 1 Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF197-015

Product Overview

Installation requires soldering of battery to logic board.

Compatibility

Identify your iPod

  • All 1st Generation iPod Nanos

Product Details

  • Model #: 616-0224
  • Capacity: 400 mAh

$14.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

Fix Kit Contents:

  • New 400 mAh Replacement Battery
  • Small Phillips #00 Screwdriver
  • Plastic Opening Tools
  • Spudger

Additional Required Tools:

$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 Nano 1st Generation
1 GB
2 GB
4 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

My 1G iPod Nano wasn't holding a charge. It would only last about an hour before zeroing out :(

My Fix

The instructions were easy enough to understand. Some of the soldering was a little challenging, almost like I needed three or four hands at once....but voila! Done and Done! Looks exactly like it did when I started, everything works and the Nano lives again. Thanks!

My Advice

When you get to the part where you have to place a safety pin against the hole in the board...and hold the soldering iron against the other side to clear out the old solder to make room for the new wires (four handed job). I put my soldering iron in a table vise, and held the pin and the board in the two hands that I do have...did the trick. Also, once the safety pin clears the solder, the holes may still be a little tight for the new wires. A very gentle, circular, rocking motion with the safety pin cleared enough space to thread the new wires through.

My Problem

Battery not holding charge for long.

My Fix

Excellent. My wife is happy with her "new" iPod.

My Advice

I placed a comment on the guide page as to the modifications to the process I made. Much simpler. Less skill required.

My Problem

The battery doesn't work perfectly and was old. Also the new iPod battery that ifixit sell have more mAh so I've decided to change it.

My Fix

The repair was long and I was been careful. At the end the iPod worked perfectly and the battery give me more hours.

My Advice

I have an important advice about the ground strap: I've read that somebody asked if that ground strap was required: no! I lost it but I have repaired the iPod without problem.

My Problem

First generation iPod nano was lasting less than two hours on the original battery.

My Fix

Repair went smoothly. Took about three hours from start to finish.

My Advice

Take your time.

My Problem

I bought a used iPod nano on ebay and the battery didn't work (they didn't tell me about that part)so I decided to try and fix it.

My Fix

I have used a soldering iron before so, I thought how hard can this be. Watched the video acouple of times. It was very straight forward. My iron might have gotten too hot, but I soldered the wires and put the back on and shazam it turned on and I could listen to several songs in a row and the battery is still charged. One glitch, there is a black line on my screen now. But I can still see everything and best of all I can listen to my music.

My Advice

Make sure your iron dosen't get to hot. There is a thing that controls the heat, but I didn't use it and can't remember what it is called.

My Problem

The battery in the Nano I found was dead. I guess that's why it was thrown out.

My Fix

The repair was relatively easy and straightforward. Getting the case open is tricky, especially as the plastic tool provided doesn't hold up too well against the Nano's metal backing. But the instructions were easy to follow, so things went well.

My Advice

Watch out for those ribbon cables--they're easy to disconnect by accident when reassembling the case. I got everything back together the first time only to find that I had no LCD display (but I knew the Nano was active when I synced). Also, watch out not to solder the battery leads too close--they're just the right length to stretch from the battery opening to the power connection.

My Problem

After 5 years of operation my Daughters little iPod nano (G1) gave up the ghost due to a faulty battery. The battery actually expanded and "popped" the case open. My daughter was distraught that she could not listen to here "Phineas & Ferb".

My Fix

Repair was easy. The case was already open due to the bloated battery. The hardest part was disconnecting the two tiny ribbon cables. The little black flaps are so small. Best advice was the paper clip to clear the pin holes. I used a push pin, but the result was the same. Just make sure you have a steady hand for the soldering.

My Advice

The battery fix is very simple, and everything worked out just fine. Don't chuck the iPod just because of an old battery.