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iPod Touch Gen 1 Replacement Battery

$15.95

Product code: IF132-005

Product Overview

Batteries die everyday, but unlike Phoenixes, don't look good in red and gold plumage. Find featherless life today with our iPod Touch Gen 1 replacement battery.

Installation requires soldering of battery to logic board.

Compatibility

Identify your iPod

  • All 1st Generation iPod Touches

Product Details

  • Model #: 616-0343
  • Capacity: 900 mAh

$15.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

Fix Kit Contents:

  • New 900 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 Touch 1st Generation
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

Ipod would not turn on

My Fix

Repair went good

My Advice

After the battery was removed i was able to unsolder and re-solder with out removing any other parts. If you do not have a desoldering tool you could also just splice the wires with solder and use heat shrink tubing.

My Problem

Battery in my Gen 1 iPod was exhausted. Replaced battery. Did not want to finance the educations of Steve Jobs's grandchildren with the purchase of a new iPod Gen 5.

My Fix

The repair was successful, but I was not prepared for the miniaturization of the board and the solder points -- the photos made things look bigger than they actually are! Needed a jeweler's loupe. My eyesight is not that good. By the way, I did not totally remove the logic board, just partially lifted it off the panel.

My Advice

The plastic tools supplied by iFixit are inadequate to removing the back cover, which is tightly glommed on. Sharp knives and small razor blades as shims were useful. Case slightly marred and deformed. But the devices works!

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My Problem

The problem? Old age. After ~6 years of use my iPod Touch 1st gen's battery finally stopped holding a charge. So, I decided that spending $10 for a chance to give it new life was worth it.

My Fix

Opening up the ipod and taking it apart was much easier than I initially anticipated. The little plastic wedge things that come with the kit worked great. Unfortunately my soldering iron didn't have a good enough tip, so I'm currently waiting for a new one to arrive.

[Edit] I bought a new soldering iron from iFixit and I was able to easily desolder the leads of the old battery and solder in the new one. After putting it all back together I turned it on and it worked! It's so exciting that I might get another 5-6 years out of this device.[/Edit]

My Advice

Make sure you have a decent soldering iron before attempting this repair, but if you do then go for it. The iFixIt instructions were quite good and soldering wise this is a very easy job.

Be careful when removing the original battery that you don't accidentally bend it out of shape; slide the plastic tool all the way underneath the battery before starting to pry it up.

Also, keep track of which length screw came from where. There's one short screw which attaches to the top board (opposite the antenna) and a long screw that attaches on the bottom board (next to where the connector plugs in).

My Problem

The battery had been failing for some time, getting weaker every day at the end.

My Fix

Not much to tell. I followed iFixit's guide for replacing the battery in a 1st gen iPod Touch. Each step went just as the Guide stated. And I succeeded!

My Advice

Just follow the Guide. This is my third use of iFixit's guides for diverse electronic repairs. And each time the guide lead me to success.

My Problem

Battery was complete dead, so, replacing the battery was the cheapest way to go.

My Fix

The repair went very well and directions were easy to understand and follow.

My Advice

Have patience and don't be in a hurry.

My Problem

When the Touch was placed on the charger, the display indicated a red band at the base of the batter icon, and an indication of <20% of charge. After one hour of "charging", the red band had NOT moved. Usually one would expect that the red band would migrate to a green band that expands to full battery charge.

My Fix

Haven't done it yet! But I will report the results of my work when completed.

I'm sort of miss using your feedback column to complement your iFixit Group on what a Really Top Notch business you are running.

I too am a Poly grad (class of 67) in electronic engineering. Retired about a year ago from 25 years with AT&T.

I found your web site about a year ago, and was amused by the clever idea of a "Fixit Web Site". I now see that your business is a going concern with one of the best web sites I have ever seen.

Your "fixit guides" with the video, and the parts and tools support is second to none. I don't believe I have ever seen a more comprehensive well organized web site, and order processing system. Although you are in a different business than Amazon, I would say your customer service interface and followup is of the highest quality. Thank you and keep up the

the good work. Your web site and product is a high quality example of what Poly can produce. bhdent @ hotmail.com

My Advice

Not yet! But if I have any, I will happy to share.

My Problem

My son has had his iPod touch for about 2 or more years and the battery was at a point that the unit would not hold a charge for very long. He uses this thing continuously and it is important to him. I had seen on iFixit that you had a replacement battery and the tools/instructions on how to do it. I am an electrician and a electronics enthusiast so ordered up the tools and replacement battery and got it done

My Fix

Did the repair in very short order, the instructions on the iFixit website guiding me all the time and the repair was a success, i am a hero because of you guys!

My Advice

iFixit ROCKS!

My Problem

I repaired my old ipod for my son to play with, it was on the bottom of a drawer and now again in use.

My Fix

Very Well thanks, very easy, as explained on you video,

Nobody steal that ipod, neither my dog nor outside the squirrels !

My Advice

be cool to open, the plastic tools could be easily damaged, I have just broken the end, but it was OK.

My Problem

Old battery wouldn't hold a good charge

My Fix

"Very Difficult" getting the Touch apart, as your guide warns. The repair did go OK though, but it now seems my WiFi reception isn't as strong?

My Advice

Buy a new iPod Touch...

My Problem

The screen was really dim so i figure I would try to solve it by installing a new battery since it was 3 years old.

My Fix

It was difficult to open the case. Don't follow all the steps provided in the manual, it makes it more complex than it needs to be. Just cut the battery out, sodder in the new one, and don't mess with taking out all the parts of the ipod. The battery didn't solve the problem because there must be something else wrong with it...ugh!

My Advice

Look at the problem above.