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iPod Mini Battery Replacement

by stealthmcr

My Problem

Battery died (8 years old)

My Fix

Very easy with the aid of the ifixit guide (approx. 30 minutes)

My Advice

Take your time removing the lightly glued top & bottom to avoid cracking these plastic pieces or damaging the aluminum iPod case (I carefully went around the perimeter multiple times with a utility knife).

Make a note of how the battery wires are routed and take care not to pinch/cut them when sliding the "guts" back into the iPod case.