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iPod Video 60/80 GB Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF195-028

Product Overview

Using batteries replaces the age-old practice of squeezing bodybuilders, jalapeños, and kings into electronics to give them power. Pass up potentates for a pack of potency today with our iPod Video 60/80 GB replacement battery.

This battery is thicker than the battery in the 30 GB iPod Video and is incompatible with that model. If you are looking for a battery for a 30 GB iPod Video you can find it here.

Compatibility

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  • 60 or 80 GB 5th Generation iPods (iPod Video)

Product Details

  • Model #: 616-0232
  • Capacity: 850 mAh

$14.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

Kit Contents:

  • New 850 mAh Replacement Battery
  • Plastic Opening 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 5th Generation (Video)
60 GB
80 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

My IPOD Video 80GB would no longer work unless it was docked - even though the battery indicater showed full charge, so I knew that the battery was probably dead. I dreaded having to shell out $250 for a new IPOD (even though I could use the larger capacity) so I looked around online to see if it was possible to replace the battery, and researched youtube videos to see if I could do it myself and what tools I'd need. I chose ifixit because of the 6 month battery warranty (OEM batteries can be notoriously hit or miss). I found cheaper batteries elsewhere but the warranty sealed the deal - most other places have only a 90 day warranty. I also did a search for ifixit coupons and found a code for $5 off, so overall I ended up saving anyway.

My Fix

I ordered the battery (and toolkit) and was pleased to receive it 4 days sooner than I expected (only 2 business days with USPS first class). I studied every youtube video I could find on how to replace the battery, and read the ifixit guide. Honestly, the videos helped much more than the guide...just because for this a video is better at showing exactly how to take the IPOD apart. But the guide on ifixit does follow closely with the procedures shown in youtube videos. I carefully started opening the IPOD wondering if I would have one that would be really stuck together like I heard about. As I explain below, the IPOD came apart easily using a few hints picked up in the videos, and lifting the battery out was easy too since I knew where the headphone cable was located because I researched ahead of time. The battery cable clip was no problem either, having been warned about it during my research and unlocking it precisely how the online guides tell you to. Case open, battery out, battery in, case closed....it was that easy. 10-15 minutes and most of that was just taking care to go slowly and gently.

My Advice

Youtube videos suggest to push slightly on the center of the back shiny panel when you start to insert the pry tool. This is helpful because it will buldge out the sides where the clips are, and allows easier entry for the pry tools and probably helped to "break the seal" on the clips that had never been opened before. Running the pry tool along the side of the IPOD, then along the bottom and top as the side clips disengaged, and twisting the pry tool more gradually as you go back to the side after the bottom and top clips disengage basically popped the back panel right off. My IPOD was much easier to open than I anticipated. The ifixit procedure calls for lifting up the HDD and disengaging the headphone cable, thus seperating the two halves of the IPOD. The youtube videos did not include those steps just to replace only the battery so I did NOT seperate the halves, it is not required for a battery replacement, and I don't recommend doing it because you don't want to chance unnecessary damage. One of the videos showed prying the battery free of the adhesive from the top side of the battery near the hold switch, instead of the bottom. I found this wise because the headphone cable under the battery runs along the bottom side of the battery, and you could damage it. I did a combination of lifting with the pry tool on the bottom side of the battery away from the cable, and on the top side being careful to only twist the pry tool and not lever it against the hold switch or the top of the case. The battery popped out pretty easily - with only two small adhesive stips holding it. The OEM replacement has a 3M adhesive strip covering the entire bottom of the battery. Although the video said use the existing adhesive to reattach the battery, and neither guide mentions any adhesive strip on the new battery, I decided to peel off the backing the use the new adhesive strip. I don't anticipate changing the battery again, but it is a concern as there is much more adhesive on the OEM battery so it might be harder to remove IF there is a next time. I had no problem with the tiny brown clip, and finessing it loose to free the cable was what I found most useful in watching a video over reading the ifixit procedure. I definently recommend watching a video showing how, and how not, to use the pry tools on the case, and how to work the brown clip. The ifixit guide simply says "repeat in reverse" to reassemble the IPOD. But it is worth noting, and the videos show this, that you should put the IPOD face down on a flat surface then press the shiny back cover back on evenly until the clips engage. I picked it up and did press around the edges afterwards to make sure it was secure. But you don't want to take a chance and crack the screen or hurt the click wheel....so keep it on a flat surface. Overall, this repair took me about 10 minutes, most of that time spent just going very slowly and carefully so that I wouldn't break anything. This saved me so much money replacing the battery, and I feel confident having made this choice because the battery has a 6 month warranty. I wasn't too nervous doing this because if the IPOD broke, I would have had to buy a new one anyway so risking $15 to try a battery switch was well worth it. And having it be a success makes it totally worth it.

My Problem

I bought her iPod for her Mary Kay business, so I could convert and copy marketing videos to it. It has worked like a charm! She also wanted several movies on it , for road trips, so I obliged. She has used it a lot over the years; so, when the battery finally gave out, I knew, through my experience with iFixIt, I could replace the battery.

Alas, this repair story does not have any entertaining history behind it...just a simple case of a battery that lasted far longer than it should have :o)

My Fix

With a very tight budget, I had to wait to order the battery and plastic tools, so I opened the iPod ahead of time, using my Swiss Army knife. The small blade worked very well as I gingerly opened the case, using iFixIt's iPod repair guide. The picture guides were very helpful, although I did add a comment about the headphone cable. In any event, I could not have replaced the battery without iFixIt! Unfortunately, I did not take any photos. I will have in invest in a helping hand tool to hold my cell phone so I can take photos in the future : )

My Advice

I did not need to disconnect or remove the hard drive itself. I used one of the plastic tools to prop the drive up while I re-installed the headphone cable...the first time...ultimately not installed properly. When I reopened the case, I simply flipped the hard drive over (away from me) while I properly secured the headphone cable. By the way, I tried to use the plastic opening tools to open the case, but they did not seem sturdy enough, so I use my knife blade again.

My only advice is to make sure the headphone cable is secure in the connector before you close the brown tab. The tricky part was maneuvering the cable into the connector, using the tool. When I did get it in the slot, it stayed put, to my surprise : ) I had to be firm and careful as I closed the brown tab, again with the plastic tool. It seemed to snap shut when it did close. Thank you, iFixIt!

gregparke's Story Photo #310054

My Problem

A friend's iPod video was completely dead. After leaving it plugged into a known good power supply for 48 hours it finally booted and worked just fine, so I knew it was a battery issue and that the HD was good. The battery was the obvious failure.

My Fix

It did take a little extra effort to remove the face plate from the case, but that was documented and therefore expected. What I didn't expect was that was the hardest part. The rest was super easy. I've fixed stuff all my life, but having the guide was a great help.

**on a side note, my friend had left the original plastic protective shield on the iPod making it very difficult to use normally.

My Advice

Just do it!

My Problem

iPod would not turn on, even with power attached. I made an uneducated guess that the battery could be bad.

My Fix

Overall it went well. I had a little difficulty, but it appears to be fixed, as it will now boot up with power attached. Hopefully the battery will charge and everything will be fine.

My Advice

Instructions are not clear and include unnecessary steps. Opening the case was fine. Past that I had to use a combination of what was in the instructions and my own intuition. I think step 6 is very unclear. I actually had the connector come off the board as it was not clear to me that the brown piece did not need to come out, but only needed to be "unsnapped" to free the cable. I felt like steps 8,9 & 10 were completely unneeded and I did not do those steps. Once I figured out how to get the white connected back on the board and figured out how the brown and white pieces work to hold in the ribbon cable I was good. There should be a step 12 & 13 showing how to reconnect the battery to the connector and how to close the case.

My Problem

the battery seemed to drain, so I decided to change it

My Fix

The battery replacement went really well. BUT, it wasn´t a battery problem because it did the same as before. The logic board seemed to be damaged, so I changed it with another logic board to see it could be anything else. In conclusion, both logic boards broken and two new batteries unused.

My Advice

The battery replacement is quite simple.

The logic board replacement is also achievable but the reassembly needs some glue

My Problem

Battery Died

My Fix

Followed your instructions. Took my time, process went well. iPod works again! Very Happy with the result. Your guides make all the difference.

Thanks for another save, guys.

My Advice

Note: Instructions are comprehensive, but might be better if they say "battery replacers stop here", as they seem to go further than necessary.

My Problem

Wanted a high capacity ipod for music, and my brother had one. Problem was that it had a broken screen. So he gave it to me for free and left me to repair it.

My Fix

After my brother told me about this website, it was very easy. Bought the parts, and added a battery along with it, you know... just in case. It shipped quickly and installed it that day using the guide to make sure I didnt do anything asinine.

My Advice

My advice is to use this site, and also to make sure you buy the right tools. It makes it much faster and easier and more reliable to repair things.

My Problem

I was looking for an upgrade to my old iPod. I did not want to buy a new iPod Classic from Apple, because the size has not increased from 120gb for years, plus I like the older, simpler UI.

My Fix

Everything was as smooth as the docs described. I took my time and had no problems. Some of the things inside seemed a little sticky from tape/glue, but it was not overly gooey.

My Advice

The connectors are EXTREMELY tiny. Unhooking the HD cable was simple yet difficult to see without some magnifying lens. Rehooking the cable was nearly an act of faith, it doesn't go in far nor has any definite feel of stopping or going in "all the way". Just put in as far as possible and then re-engage the clamp. The clamp took a lot more pressure to latch than I expected, and being so teeny tiny I was afraid to use too much force and break it. Definitely get some of the plastic tools and have a tiny tweezers, like beauty tweezers, on hand. Be gently.