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iPod 4G/Photo Replacement Battery

$13.95

Product code: IF193-016

Product Overview

Every time someone says 'I do not believe in electricity,' somewhere there's a battery that falls down dead. Preempt the untimely death of your iPod 4G/Photo with our replacement battery.

This replacement battery has a 20% higher capacity than the original battery.

Compatibility

Identify your iPod

  • All 4th Generation iPods (including iPod Photo)

Product Details

  • Capacity: 900 mAh

$14.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

Fix Kit Contents:

  • New 900 mAh Replacement Battery
  • 2 Plastic Opening Tools
  • T6 Torx Screwdriver

$13.95 Part Only

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

This option includes the replacement battery only, no tools.

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Compatibility

iPod 4th Generation or Photo
20 GB
20 GB
30 GB
40 GB
40 GB
60 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

My Ipod photo was in a dresser drawer for a few years, and wouldn't charge when I brought it out.

My Fix

The repair was very quick and easy. I feel like a thief! I walked away with a perfectly working ipod, complete with all my old music from years ago. And all for under $20!!!!

My Advice

The repair was so easy! I didn't run into any problems.

My Problem

This iPod had been out of commission for 8 years! We had entirely given up on it, stuck it in a drawer, our child had been using it as a "phone" for a couple of years. Then I learned a bit more about electronics, and realized that I could repair it! I went to trusty ol' ifixit.com and got the parts.

My Fix

Excellent! These 4th-gen iPods are highly repairable. The whole repair took about 10 minutes, and this iPod holds a charge! Possibly better than ever! That's exciting. Now if only I could use it with Rdio...

My Advice

Don't be afraid. This is not a hard thing to do. Don't rush things, and don't force anything. If you feel like you're forcing things open, take a breath, pause, go get some tea, come back in five minutes. It's totally doable.

My Problem

I bought this 20gb 4th gen iPod off eBay and love it, but the original battery has clearly been put to good use. After 2 hours of playback, the battery was already at or below 50% charge. Me being a music lover who takes his iPod literally everywhere, that was not ideal.

My Fix

The repair went OK. I used the guide supplied here. Only thing that annoyed me was getting the front plate off with the supplied, blue wedging tools. The plastic wore off quickly and was almost impossible to do it. I winded up using the flathead screw driver that came in the kit to hold a gap in the casing while going around the iPod with a wedger.that worked a lot better. Speaking of the flat head, in the guide it says to use it to unscrew the 2 logic board screws but it was too big. I had to use one of my own glasses screw drivers to unsrew them. But after all that, I got the battery installed and it lasts me all day. I'm very happy :)

My Advice

If you have the same problem of the supplied wedgers getting worn from prying the face place off, then carefully wedge the supplied flat head screw driver between the front and back plate to great a gap, then go around the iPod with the blue wedged. It will make it a lot easier.

My Problem

My iPod battery was 10 years old and holding only an hour of charge. Had to either replace the battery or buy a new iPod. Since my fixit experience with replacing a hard drive went SO well, i decided to give replacing the battery a try!

My Fix

It was not as easy as the demos online showed. I had a time opening the iPod. Almost gave up. The plastic tools were not adequate to pop or separate the case. Had to use a thin metal bookmark to create a gap in the case. Then the plastic pieces worked fine. The old battery...due to age...was stuck tight to the case and had to be gently wedged free.

My Advice

Just go slow and don't get frustrated. If you are having trouble, stop, set it aside and come back later when your patience has returned. i set the iPod aside twice...the third time was the charm!

Becky Hansmeyer's Story Photo #334114
Becky Hansmeyer's Story Photo #334116

My Problem

My old iPod 4th Gen/Photo couldn't hold a charge anymore, and it seemed a shame to abandon it when new batteries are so cheap. At 60GB, it can still hold my entire music library.

My Fix

It was fairly difficult to pry the iPod apart; I broke one small plastic iPod opening tool in the process and ended up wedging a credit card in the opening to keep it from snapping shut while I worked my way around the side of it. It was also really difficult to get the old battery disconnected...ended up using needle nose pliers to wiggle the connector back and forth. Even with those struggles, the replacement took less than 10 minutes.

My Advice

Discovered that the casing can withstand a fair amount of brute force! Also, you may need to get creative with the tools you use to pry it open and remove the battery.

My Problem

Dead battery

My Fix

Went GREAT, followed the step by step instruction and it made the job smooth and easy!!!

My Advice

Don't be afraid to work on anything - follow the great step by step instructions and you'll be fine.

My Problem

put a new battery in old iPod 3rd gen. Did not work. Put another battery in iPod 4th gen works great. Thanks ifixit

My Fix

EASY

My Advice

hardest part was getting it opened

My Problem

Hate to throw anything away and none of my current phones, etc. can hold many songs. Before I replaced the battery, the old battery would only last 10 minutes before shutting down. Now it lasts for at least 12 hours, even longer I think than the original battery.

My Fix

Great, had my electrician bother-in-law do it for me. Best brother in law in the world.

My Advice

If you have an old device that is not working, it is always worth a try to fix it. Just watch the videos on youtube and be patient. Or find a friend or relative to help out.

My Problem

I have had this 4th generation Ipod for what seems like forever. The other day I took it with me on a run for the first time in a long time and the battery died 16 minutes into the run.

My Fix

My first thought was remembering a friend told me a few years ago his Ipod battery died and he had to send it into Apple for a new battery at a cost of $100. Since my Ipod is older than most, I was not willing to even consider spending that kind of money for a battery. So, I did a search of Ipod batteries and came across the IFIXIT website. I read the battery replacement guide and watched a few You tube videos on the subject and decided to buy the battery and give fixing it myself a try. I have been playing the Ipod for 2 1/2 hours on this charge and it is still going strong.

My Advice

I read the battery replacement guideline and watched the You tube videos a couple of times then started on the repair. As was pointed out, getting the case open is the most difficult part. I took the Ipod apart, replaced the battery and closed it up. I got the sad face and almost panicked. I re-read the guideline and re-watched the videos, then decided to take the Ipod apart again. I looked inside and closed the case again. Sad face again. I then left the Ipod plugged into the computer over night and when I looked at it the next day it had a check mark on the screen. Oh Boy. Or so I thought. As soon as I tried to turn it on the sad face came back. I wound up taking it completely apart a third time and this time I saw that somehow I had pulled the cable away from the logic board under the hard drive. After getting the cable reconnected and putting everything back together again, I closed the Ipod up and bingo. It worked. My advice is pay close attention to each step of the directions and don't give up. The direction on your guide do not give detail about removing all of the six screws and I needed to do that to get the cable reconnected. It was pointed out on a You tube video. I didn't realize you would be asking for pictures so I didn't take any.

My Problem

The iPod battery would not take a charge anymore.

My Fix

I already have tools from a previous iPod incursion so the case removal was a snap.

My Advice

ifixit has the most thorough instructions I have ever found. Just be sure to read them first!!!

 

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