iPod 3G Replacement Battery

$13.95

Product code: IF192-015

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iPod 3G Replacement Battery

$13.95

Product code: IF192-015

Product Overview

Dead batteries are always unexpected and greeted with a sour face, but unlike a good sneeze, don't result in happiness and wet hands. Say good riddance and reinstall joy today with our iPod 3G replacement battery.

This replacement battery has 30% higher capacity than the original battery.

Fix Kit Contents:

  • New 850 mAh Replacement Battery
  • 2 Plastic Opening Tools
  • T6 Torx Screwdriver
  • Spudger

Compatibility

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  • All 3rd Generation iPods

Product Details

  • Capacity: 850 mAh

$14.95 Fix Kit

 
 

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Compatibility

iPod 3rd Generation
10 GB
15 GB
20 GB
30 GB
40 GB
 

Stories

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My Problem

my ipod would not charge, turn on, or hold a charge. Whenever it was plugged in, the iPod would display the apple logo then flash off. The battery was bad.

My Fix

I recieved the battery replacement kit one day early, and got right to work. Popping apart the iPod was the hardest part of the whole repair, with not breaking the hard drive ribbon cable as a very close second. Removing the battery and placing the new battery was quite easy, and routing the cable so it would pop back together was easy enough. After replacing the battery, I was able to breathe new life into an otherwise fancy paperweight.

My Advice

be very careful popping apart the case, because the lock switch assembly and headphone jack can be ripped from the internal logic board and wreak havoc to that board. bottom first, then work around to the top. CAREFULLY.

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My Problem

Dead Battery

My Fix

See the video https://youtu.be/IbZl3beXKSk

My Advice

Follow iFixit Instructions =)

My Problem

The battery only lasted 10 minutes.

My Fix

The repair went well.

My Advice

The plastic opening tools were completely useless. They wore down very quickly. I then used two Swiss army knives which did the job excellently. One only has to be a bit more careful, of course.

My Problem

The battery was dead and would not hold a charge.

My Fix

The repair went as planned. The case was a bear to get opened. I could not get it opened with the tools provided only. I broke one of the two opening tools. I needed a metal screw driver to get the case in an open position and then ran the plastic tool around the edge.

My Advice

I don't think you can get the first opening in the case with the tools provided.

My Problem

My friend couldn't figure out why his iPod wasn't turning back on and he really wanted to extract the music from it. I determined that it had a bad battery and was in need of a replacement.

My Fix

I would have probably destroyed the iPod without the guide provided from these guys, but with the guide by my side it was a breeze.

My Advice

Everything you need to know is in the guide, you're in good hands with iFixit.

My Problem

Battery Replacement in 3rd Generation iPod

My Fix

Replaced the battery with no issue and the tools worked great. The batter wires were a little longer so they wouldn't thread around the logic board. I encountered two additional issues after replacing the battery. 1. The pins for the headphone jack pulled out of the plug and were bent. Make sure you are very careful when opening the case!! 2. When I tried to charge the battery, the iPod would not recognize the plug and the battery did not change. I guess one problem down and now two more to go!

My Advice

when opening the case, if easier, you can work the small opener around the opposite direction from the instructions. Worked easier for me.

My Problem

batteries wouldn't hold a charge

My Fix

The tools in the kit provided to open the case should be made a little more durable. After several attempts to open the case, and wearing out the plastic tools edge which rendered it unusable. I resorted to using a jewelers screwdriver to get it open and scratched the face in the process. The rest of the battery replacement was straight forward per the instructions.

My Advice

On Gen III Ipods, reconnecting the power connection for the hard drive is tricky. It takes several attempts to line it up. Also before you close the case up, make sure that the pad at the base doesn't interfere with the interface connection..

My Problem

I needed a I pod classic

My Fix

hardest part by a long shot was getting that I Pod Open

My Advice

I would like to see better tools to open the case

My Problem

iPod battery was flat a dime, only enough to tell it's dead.

My Fix

It went okay although it revealed new problems, even after getting a power supply to keep in charge the thing would show a folder with a [!] telling of a hardrive failure and then it restarted itself. And it did this when the drive was disconnected. I ran it in diag mode had it try to check the drive without it and it said HDD failure and froze (did this with the drive, but tried to read then froze). so now I'm getting a new logic board to see if that resolves the new issue. Also the audio diag tried to play what I think was a drum but just kept repeating a sample of it for 4 times then stopped, the iPod did let me go back to the diag menu with this though.

My Advice

At first I couldn't get it opened the way they showed on the diagram so looked up tutorial on YouTube and got it opened (had to start on the side then on the ends).

My Problem

In this disposable world in which we live I did not wish to see these two fantastic devices just discarded. In fact, this is the second time for each that I have replaced the battery. As my adult children now use their iPhones for their music, these may be passed on to some younger nieces and nephews.

My Fix

Smooth as silk.

My Advice

I find having a magnifying glass available a help as it is sometimes difficult visualizing the small connection sites. A gentle touch in handling the components is also a must as it is easy to damage the delicate connectors.