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iPod Video 30 GB Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF195-018

Product Overview

Everything you need to replace your iPod's battery.

  • Battery life not what it used to be? That doesn't mean it's time to get a new iPod. Just replace the battery and breathe new life into your music.

Compatibility

Identify your iPod

  • 30 GB 5th Generation iPods (iPod Video)

Product Details

  • Model #: 616-0229
  • Capacity: 580 mAh

$14.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

Kit Contents:

  • New 580 mAh Replacement Battery
  • Plastic Opening Tools

$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 5th Generation (Video)
30 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

The old battery wouldn't hold a charge.

My Fix

The new battery is now installed and charging. I believe it worked. The installation instructions were good to a point. The thin bands that plug in were difficult to re-install. They are very fragile. I didn't find a warning or advice as to re-inserting them. That was the only difficulty I had. I am pleased it worked.

My Advice

Go ahead and do it, just be careful.

My Problem

Oldish ipod, 2005 vintage. The battery would no longer hold a charge and I do like to use it on moto rides.

My Fix

I took the thing apart and put it back together first to see if it would still work after I had pried it open. It did, so I ordered the battery, pried it open AGAIN. The new battery works fine.

My Advice

Be careful of the tiny wedge that holds the battery cable onto the board. I pulled the thing completely free of the connection.

It still inserts fine, but the tiny piece would be very easy to loose.

Helpful hint: Use some scotch tape to secure the battery cable while you're fussing with making a good connection. After the flat cable is secure its easy to remove the tape before snapping the case together.

My Problem

My wife's old 30GB iPod had been replaced long ago with her iPod touch. I had been using the 30GB for listening to music while at work until we got our iPhone 5. I then went to the iPhone for music so as not to have to take as many items to my work place. And also the battery was so old, I had to keep it plugged in at all times to use it. Not a problem as I work at a computer all day. But it had gotten so bad that it would take many minutes plugged in before I could use it. I figured it was toast. A colleague who sits across from me had repaired his son's iPad with parts from ifixit. So I figured why not try to bring the iPod back to life?

My Fix

I was encouraged by the photos from ifixit's web site. It looked like something I could do. Already having the experience of removing the battery from my wife's very old Palm Pilot gave me some hope of success. After ordering the replacement battery from ifixit, and prior to its arrival, I was reading through the replacement guide. Someone had used guitar picks to get the iPod apart, and being a guitar player of more than 40 years, I have many picks here. I was just way too curious. I had to try it. I found that the guitar picks worked out amazingly well. I was able to insert a pick between each clip and the metal case making the disassembly very reasonable. Having those pictures from ifixit to guide the placement of the guitar picks was extremely valuable. I also was concerned about that infamous breakable brown clip that holds the battery cable in place. I really wasn't clear on how that needed to be disengaged. I used the playing tip of a guitar pick (which does have some valuable flexibility) to get under the brown clip and pop it up out of clamped position freeing the battery cable. The new battery arrived the next day. I had only separated the back of the iPod from the front plastic which holds all of the iPod guts, so I only needed to remove the battery and replace it with the new one. SUCCESS!! The new battery charged up, and has held its charge well for the last week!! IFIXEDIT!!!

My Advice

Reading the experiences from others was so very useful to me, that I decided to give this input for others in case it could be useful to anyone as well. I very much agree that much patience is required to do any repairs on this type of equipment. The guitar pick case separation method worked well for me, but it took some time to accomplish the task. Don't be in a hurry. And I feel that I got lucky. That brown retaining clip for the battery cable is VERY fragile and slides straight upwards. Use extreme care when disengaging this clip. Another point made by others regarding the adhesive under the old battery refers to the cable routed under the left side of the battery. Stay away from that cable!! There is no need to damage that cable when removing the old battery. I used a fairly small flat screwdriver and started on the right side of the battery slowly working deeper and deeper under the battery from that end. As the battery began to disengage, the small amount of adhesive that made the cable on the left cling to the battery was easily separated without damage by sliding a guitar pick between the battery and the cable (a little bit at a time) continuing to work from the right side of the battery until all was loose. Getting the brown retaining clip to firmly snap back into place on the new battery cable was a bit of a challenge. Got lucky there again!

I have some pictures, but was not able to drag and drop them onto this page as recommended. ?!?

My Problem

My iPod lives in my car, plugged into an adapter that charges it and connects it directly to my stereo. I unplugged it from the car to update it and couldn't get it to take enough of a charge that it would turn on to allow sync. Battery DEAD, DEAD, DEAD

My Fix

Repair was fairly easy. The unit itself was not made to be repairable, but with the included tools and directions on the IFixIt website, I was able to accomplish the repair in about 10 minutes.

My Advice

Seems pretty polished, nothing to add.

My Problem

My gen 5 iPod needed a new battery

My Fix

The video and spudger tools opened up the ipod very easily. When I got the cover off, two of the tiniest screws I ever saw tumbled out. I figured out one of them was from the hold switch and one from the hard drive, and so I took the opportunity to fix the switch while it was exposed. I freaked out however, when I got the new battery out and it *seemed* like the ribbon cable was the wrong length. I sent in a complaint about that, and a very patient person figured out that I was fooled by the new battery having the cable folded over on one side of the battery casing, I guess to make shipping easier. Once un-folded from the battery, the unit proved to be exactly right.

My Advice

The original battery from Apple has a part number of 616-0230, model number EC008-1. iFixit's Replacement battery has a different number, 616-0229 , but this IS the right battery. Hopefully, that info clears up any uncertainty you might have when deciding to buy the battery replacement kit. Thanks, Matt Dyatt, for patiently figuring out why the cables seemed wrong but were right.

My Problem

Battery was not holding a charge so I replaced it

My Fix

Everything went pretty smooth, Ive used ifixit before and I previously purchased the tool kit so that came in rather handy! I used the your repair guide and that went good also... I think this go around the instructions seems a little more vague than my last ifixit project which if youve never done something like this could be a little scary... other than that it was a success!

My Advice

take your time, remembering the steps helps in the long run!

My Problem

Dead battery, no life left in older iPod.

My Fix

Separated the case using my AARP ID card! Did not need to remove the second ribbon as others have noted. Bada-bing, Voila, Done! Best part: battery arrived day after I ordered (mailing to Pasadena, CA)

My Advice

Using the plastic card to separate case, work with corner of card into seam along one long side of iPod first, swiping up and down to disengage clips. Continue like that around the rest of the sides.

My Problem

The battery was unable to hold a charge

My Fix

After an embarrassingly large amount of difficulty getting the iPod open, I was able to easily replace the battery. It seems to work well now.

My Advice

None

My Problem

My iPod Video has an engraving on the back cover and I wanted to save it for sentimental reasons.

My Fix

Battery replacement was a piece of cake, cake, cake. (Sorry) unfornatley black covers were out of stock so I used an after market part. The adhesive got a bit messy but it works just fine!

My Advice

The rubber insulators between hard drive & black coils were mush. Just cut some black electrical tape & put it on the bottom of the drive.

My Problem

I could not turn my girlfriends iPod on at all.

My Fix

Replaced the battery and everything is fine!

My Advice

Don't cut the headphone jack and hold switch's cable while removing the back of the iPod.

 

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