iPod 4G/Photo Replacement Battery

$13.95

Product code: IF193-016

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iPod 4G/Photo Replacement Battery

$13.95

Product code: IF193-016

Product Overview

Every time someone says 'I do not believe in electricity,' somewhere there's a battery that falls down dead. Preempt the untimely death of your iPod 4G/Photo with our replacement battery.

Compatibility

Identify your iPod

  • All 4th Generation iPods (including iPod Photo)

Product Details

  • Capacity: 750 mAh

$14.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

Fix Kit Contents:

  • New 750 mAh Replacement Battery
  • 2 Plastic Opening Tools
  • T6 Torx Screwdriver

$13.95 Part Only

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

This option includes the replacement battery only, no tools.

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Compatibility

iPod 4th Generation or Photo
20 GB
20 GB
30 GB
40 GB
40 GB
60 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

4th Gen, 20 gb ipod that holds my wife's beloved music collection. It wouldn't take much of a charge and would run out in less than 1 hour. Unhappy wife.

My Fix

A bit of a fight to get the case to release at first. After all it's many years old and never been cracked. Once the initial struggle was over the rest was a breeze! Happy wife with many hours of musical distraction.

My Advice

Be patient with getting the case to let go. It's tougher than it looks and takes some persuasion. But, stick with it.

My Problem

Dead battery.

My Fix

It was real easy to change I just fellow instruction on IFIXIT.

My Advice

Try it as long as you can follow instruction you should be able

to do it.

My Problem

After nearly 10 years, my trusty iPod was no longer holding a charge, and had some other issues that seemed to be related.

My Fix

As I expected from other reviews, the plastic spudgers that come with the kit were not worth using. I used a very small flat screwdriver to open a gap between the front and back case that was big enough to get the blade of a slightly larger screwdriver in, with which I was then able to separate the cases. Chewed up the plastic a little, but that's a small price to pay for an iPod that works again (doesn't show under the case I keep it in anyway). Opening the case was definitely the hardest part. Tiny Torx driver that came with the kit made it worth the few extra dollars, despite the flimsy spudgers.

My Advice

Just go for it. I spent a long time being really careful trying to open the case & getting frustrated. It took a little more force than I was comfortable with, but after that everything went smoothly.

My Problem

We were running out of disk space with our 500 GB disk on our late-2009 iMac, and I was fed up managing content on external USB drives.

My Fix

It was actually quite easy. It only took about 45 minutes and my 12 year old daughter did most of the work. The guide for the EMC 2308 was spot on for my iMac, which is an EMC 2551. Recovering the machine from the Time Machine backup on a USB drive worked fine, although it did take 4 hours to copy the nearly 500 GB of data over USB 2.0. We also took advantage to take out and take apart the DVD super drive to clean the lens (it stopped working years ago).

My Advice

Make sure to make the last Time Machine backup before shutting down!

After the repair, when the iMac is first restarted with the new disk, the disk repair utility comes up but the new disk was not visible. Before you can restore the data from the backup, you have use the Disk Utility to format (or reformat) the new disk to the Mac Journaled FS using the "first aid" utility. Then, the new disk shows up as one of the disks that can be used as the destination for recovery.

There was one minor hiccup. Although everything was installed properly after the recovery from the backup, MS Office asked for the license key when I tried to use it. I had to dig it out of my email archives. So keep such software keys handy because they are apparently associated to the HW Id of the disk somehow.

My Problem

Have an older model 4th generation iPod. The battery exploded and was pushing against the hard drive.

iPod stopped playing. Gave me the sad apple face :(

My Fix

Repair went GREAT!

Was really easy.

My Advice

I was a little worried about damaging it further. Took my time and unplugged the old battery gingerly. Battery was stuck to the inside. Just pulled slowly and carefully.

Remember to put the screws back in before you clip your iPod back together.

My Problem

IPods have a tendency to behave oddly when the battery gets old and swells up. The controls do not work correctly, so in addition to the obvious inability to hold a charge - they become cranky doing any of the normal things like clicking the menu key or advancing to the next song.

My Fix

The repair literally took me just under 3 minutes. I started gently prying at the end with the power port using two very small straight blade screwdrivers. Gradually working the white case loose - you can start to see the internal clips made into the the case that hold the two pieces together. Using a small straight blade screwdriver it is possible to push on them and "unlock" them to release it. Just be very careful not to break the very fragile cable that must remain intact between the two pieces.

My Advice

I bought and tried to use the plastic "Fixit" tools at first, but I almost immediately broke the tips off of them. They were broken and unusable in less then 30 secs without managing to pry anything open at all. They were not sturdy enough for the job at hand and they only wasted time - don't bother with buying them as you will simply end up throwing them away. The tiny Phillips head screwdriver served no purpose whatsoever, so just buy the battery itself and invest in a separate set of small screwdrivers that include a few straight blade ones. A set of jeweler's screwdrivers or small computer screwdrivers are the sort that works well for this. A very small straight blade screwdriver was also useful prying the battery power connector loose from the circuit board to remove the old swollen battery. Again be mindful to hold the two separate parts of the case close enough together that you just barely have room to slide the new battery in between or you break the cable that runs between them.

My Problem

the battery wasn't charging and i couldn't even switch on the iPod.

My Fix

Easy to repair as i followed the step-by-step instructions on the iFixit page as detailed as it can be. Really easy and quick! took me less than 1hr! However, the first replacement battery that was sent to me was defective and could not be charged but upon contacting the helpful staff at iFixit, i quickly got a second replacement battery and all was good! Special shoutout to Matt Fuss the technician that helped me. He made my experience a whole lot more easier and mind you i live in Singapore. Thank you iFixit for being so awesome. As small a favor it may be, it meant alot to be able to play songs from my iPod from eons ago. Definitely brought back some fond memories.

My Advice

Please do not give up because i know its all worth it. the toughest part was the opening of the iPod and as other users recommended, use a credit card if the tool is not useful to you and only attempt to open it up from the top where the hold button resides. Other than that, enjoi the newly revived iPod!!:D

My Problem

Battery was bad

My Fix

Repair was successful but the tools provided where useless. I had to use a small sharp knife to open the iPod. Besides that everything was OK

My Advice

Se above

My Problem

I've had an iPod photo since 2004. I eventually began experiencing battery and hard drive problems. Because Apple offers warranties on their repairs, I was able to keep it going until around 2008 by sending it back every six months. Eventually, it died after the protection ended, and I've kept it in a Zip-Loc until now. I've decided to start with the battery, although I do have a hard drive coming from another source. (Don't tell iFixit!)

My Fix

I performed the transplant deftly and expertly, being motivated by the sounds of Tom Araya yelling at me whilst Dave Lombardo assaulted me with his brutal double bass footwork. Unfortunately, the patient seems to be have rejected the organ. This is where I need help.

The battery does not seem to be charging. I've kept it plugged in to the wall for hours and hours, and the screen never gets past the image of the wall charger being plugged in to the wall. I have checked to make sure that the battery is connected, and it definitely is. I've tried resetting it because why not? Any ideas as to what could be the problem? Why would it not be charging? Would the fact that it was also in the middle of an update cause a problem? I don't see how that would interfere with something as simple as recharging a battery, but what do I know?

My Advice

I have not yet achieved enlightenment.

My Problem

My hand-me-down iPod came from my brother who lives in Japan. It's seriously old. "Only" 20GB of storage and a black & white text-only screen. (I get picked on for this, but it's completely adequate for my needs.) The battery in this thing had literally about a two-minute life once it was completely charged. If I wanted to listen to it at work, a typical session would look something like this: Turn on iPod, wait for boot up, select song, hear the first two notes, and then iPod would give me the "no power" error and shut down before I could plug it in. Occasionally I'd remember to plug it in first, and then things would go more smoothly, but it was frustrating that I could never put it in my pocket and go for a walk with it or anything. I was tethered to my desk if I wanted to listen.

Finally decided to take the plunge and replace the battery, so that's when I found Ifixit. The battery/tool kit was cheap, it arrived quickly, and I only let it sit on the counter for 3 days before we got around to attempting the replacement.

My Fix

Cracking open the device was the biggest issue. Sure, we had the plastic "tools" Ifixit provided in the kit, but they just bend when you try to use them, so those "tools" were of zero assistance (with the exception of the tiny screwdriver we used later in the process) and have been repurposed as fancy colorful cat toys that skid across a hard floor really well. The cat finds them irresistable, I just think they're really frustrating and a waste of time. Eventually we got the thing open after trying razor blades, knives, and various small flathead screwdrivers we had laying around. Only one finger was punctured in the process, so we consider it a success. The plastic of the case got a little chewed up in the process, but I filed the raspy edge with a nail file and it's acceptable in appearance again. (It's an old device, I really don't care how it looks if it works well)

The little Torx screwdriver worked like a charm once we got the case open, and had access to the inner workings. Once we had the screws out and the hard drive out of the way, we finally had our target in sight. We wrestled a little with getting the battery out, that's some pretty good adhesive they fix it in there with, but once the old was out, it was smooth sailing. Reconnect the new battery, put everything back where it's supposed to be, and BOOM. "New" iPod.

My Advice

You can try using the plastic tools if you want. Or you can just go ahead and give them to the cat. They are really flimsy and just a waste of time, IMHO. That said, I am not a "genius" by any stretch of the imagination, so maybe I was just doing it wrong, but I followed the instructions. Perhaps the instructions could be more detailed on using the tools? I'd read more reviews if I could go back in time. Maybe there were more helpful hints in there I could have used to have damaged my case a little less, but it's really not that bad.

Be careful if you use something sharp...finger punctures are painful and avoidable.

Cats like new toys.

Sorry, I forgot to take photos.

 

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