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The thick battery does not fit

I got the thick battery kit to replace in the ipod classic... and even looking at it, it seemed pretty thick.. there is no way I can snap the front of it together with it. How is it possible that it says it fits.. but does not?

The screen itself is bowing out a little bit, unless the battery has been swollen past the normal size.. Works great though for now. I think I'll have to get the thin battery... unless someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong. It seems pretty hard not to put it flat in the housing.

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I swapped out for the thin battery.. It was not too tight width wise, and I put a pad so it wouldn't rattle.. But it fit. I think the thick battery was swollen a bit.. But that's fine with the thin battery it seems to work the same as before.

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you very well could have a bad battery. compare it to another of the same type battery and you'll see its bloated. you most likely purchased a cheap battery from china.

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I got it straight from I fix it.. :( serial number said it should fit.. But it's probably 4mm too thick. The last snap won't close and I can see the imprint bowing the screen. I emailed ifixit... At least the battery works :)


I have the same problem. First I got a thin battery and that was too wide, so i got the thick battery (both from fixit) and the case will not close.


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