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iPod Touch Gen 2 Replacement Battery

$15.95

Product code: IF140-000

Product Overview

Batteries, constructed like miniature prisons, cram unstable individuals into tiny, cramped, windowless cells. Bent on escaping, these frantic characters get out to exploit anything and everything in their path, only to find themselves eventually returning to the very cells from which they escaped. Restore your iPod Touch Gen 2 to perfectly-maniacal working order with our replacement battery.

Installation requires soldering of battery to logic board.

Compatibility

Identify your iPod

  • All 2nd Generation iPod Touches (Model A1288)

Product Details

  • Model #: 616-0404

$15.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

Fix Kit Contents:

  • New 800 mAh Replacement Battery
  • Small Phillips #00 Screwdriver
  • Plastic Opening Tool
  • Spudger

Additional Required Tools:

$14.95 Part Only

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

This option includes the battery only, no tools.

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Compatibility

iPod Touch 2nd Generation
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

The device was still relatively useful and the repair isn't too hard.

My Fix

Quite easily - the hard part is getting the case apart.

My Advice

Use the metal thin tools to release the plastic bezel - the cable to the digitizer is super fragile so be careful removing the bezel after releasing it.

My Problem

The iPods were eating battery juice a lot quicker than when they were new.

My Fix

On the first iPod, I tore the flex circuit to the front panel. I was having trouble locating the clips, so that may have been a factor. On the second iPod I made a full-scale guide for finding the clips and used a number 17 chisel point blade in an x-acto knife which seemed to work better than the iPod disassembly tool. I considered taking the edge off the blade but ended up using it without doing so and it worked well. The rest of the repair went easily as I have a lot of experience taking things apart and soldering. One thing I fixed was the power button , which need to be pushed hard to work. The button is soft plastic or hard rubber with a tiny aluminum plate stuck to it with double stick tape. The plate pushes a domed tactile switch. On my iPod, the plate had moved and needed to be re-attached in the correct location. I lost the plate but made a new one from a bit of aluminum flashing. I glued it in place with Plio-Bond which should hold better than the double stick tape. It worked great.

My Advice

I have yet to get a new front panel to fix the one I tore. It should be easy to replace it because putting it together is the easy part. I tried to upload the full-size template, but it did not work. I think it helps. I will do it if I figure out a way to do so.

My Problem

Could not charge or apply power.

My Fix

Went great!! works like a charm!!

My Advice

follow the guide on I fix it!!

My Problem

The battery was dead, and we didn't want to buy a new IPod Touch just cause of that...

My Fix

It was perfect! The only "difficult" part was the soldering. But it was pretty easy in fact. No worries about that!

My Advice

Just do it! It's much more cheaper than buying a new IPod Touch, and if you really can't do that, that's not a problem. At least you can say that you've tried it!

My Problem

I went through the normal plug-in for my Ipod, and nothing. I found your site and bought a replacement battery. Installation was as easy as following the directions and looking at the photos. I didn't unplug the touch screen as advised, but had no problem bringing my Ipod back to life. It was like Christmas when the tone accompanied my plug-in. You guys Rock.

My Fix

Difficult, but doable.

My Advice

Don't think you can't. I fixed mine, you can fix yors with a friend like ifixit.

My Problem

After charging overnight my battery would go to red line in a few hours.

My Fix

The repair went very smoothly. The hardest part was getting the ipod apart. The 7 Philips screws were difficult. Of the 7, 5 came out ok, but 2 had head damaged by the time I was done.... but there was enough left to reassemble though, so all worked out well.

My Advice

One important piece of advice. The ifixit instructions list a #00 Philips screwdriver under tools however I needed a #0000 Philips to get the screws out.

My Problem

Battery was not holding charge

My Fix

Opening case hardest part ... takes a while of prying (to the point you might not think it will ever come apart).

One of the opening tools broke doing it ... I then resorted to using guitar picks to hold case open in one spot as I pry'ed in another ... eventually it opened. You might have to use more substantial tools but just make sure you don't scratch the back of the glass (tough screen) or damage the rubber (glued under the glass).

Soldering the battery is not for beginners. A solder remover is helpful (but not a tool most will have)

The manual was excellent but could give a couple of improvements ... see "advice"

My Advice

If the manual showed an exploded view of the glass/touch screen and the rubber surround one might understand the angle one needs to pry the rubber out with the glass. Maybe a drawing on where the pry is going (between case and rubber) and where you don't want it (between rubber and glass). In my case I as doing it slow enough I did not damage anything even though I did get between rubber and glass in one spot. In this spot I just pushed it back and it stuck. No damage done.

The second point is the metal cage (under the display) clips can snag on the case edges so don't just pull up ... use another tool to guide the clips.

One more issue is that when reassembling the case I just snapped the glass and rubber back into the case. I didn't try to re-glue it. I seems pretty secure. If I was to re-glue it; my guess would be to use rubber cement although the manual didn't mention anything about adding glue.

My Problem

The rubber gasket around edge is sooo delicate. I had several pieces when finished.

My Fix

I will repair/replace gasket with bath tub calk.

My Advice

Need a better photo explaining the construction of front glass, plastic bezel and gasket.

My Problem

Ipod touch battery lost capacity over the years, decided it was time to attempt a replacement

My Fix

I generally consider myself a good fixer. This repair is accurately described as "very difficult." It was really, really hard to separate the front panel glass from the case. I ripped the delicate cable as warned in step1. I didn't realize it was ripped until reassembly.

I had no problem with the soldering or any of the other steps.

My Advice

Perhaps ifixit should sell dead devices that you could practice on before attempting the real repair.

My Problem

Bad battery...

My Fix

Not to good, hubbie must have been tired... Now the touchscreen is untouchable.

My Advice

Make sure hubbie, or other repairperson, is NOT to tired. Or do it yourself. The instructions where very clear, and the part about changing the battery seems to have worked.