iPod nano Gen 4 Replacement Battery

$13.95

Product code: IF141-002

 

iPod nano Gen 4 Replacement Battery

$13.95

Product code: IF141-002

Product Overview

Installation requires soldering of battery to logic board.

Compatibility

Identify your iPod

  • All 4th Generation iPod Nanos

Product Details

  • Capacity: 250 mAh

$15.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Fix Kit Contents:

  • New 250 mAh Replacement Battery
  • Small Phillips #00 Screwdriver
  • Plastic Opening Tool
  • Spudger

Additional Required Tools:

$13.95 Part Only

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

This option includes the battery only, no tools.

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Compatibility

iPod Nano 4th Generation
16 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

I had an IPod Nano 4th Generation that just died. No resetting, button-pushing, or plugging it into a computer or wall charger would bring it back to life. I had several audio books that weren't backed-up anywhere else that I really wanted to rescue (long story).

My Fix

I'm a skilled DIY'er who fixes my own computers, vehicles, motorcycles, house stuff, etc.... The repair was definitely tough with lots of tiny parts--mostly the precision soldering work to re-attach the new battery. I used the Ifixit guide combined with some video guides on youtube. Lots of fragile cables, and parts stuck-on with adhesive to deal with. In the end, it works well enough for me to plug it into the computer and rescue the files I wanted to save, which was all I really needed. The click-wheel doesn't seem to want to work (or it's possible that the hold button has shifted and is stuck in "lock" position), and the end covers won't stay adhered.

My Advice

This is a good product with a solid installation kit. I used a tiny flat-head metal screwdriver in addition to the supplied tools, which helped a lot. Also make sure that the very tip of your soldering iron gets hot enough to work with. My experience is that if I really wanted to save the I-pod for future use, I'd be tempted to take it to professional repair place. I felt good about what I did, but it's not really playable now--it may be that the hold button has shifted away from the switch and is stuck in the lock position. There are a number of adhered parts that just didn't want to re-stick. If the kit contained a bit of adhesive (or maybe just plan to use a few drops of super glue), that would help. Ultimately, I was able to rescue the files that I wanted for $15, so I'm happy with the purchase and time spent.

My Problem

I purchased a used 4th Gen Nano from a pawn shop and soon discovered that it had a bad battery.

My Fix

I ended up ruining this ipod. Step 4 or 5 in the guide did not account for the instance of the display tray/assembly being stuck in the casing. I tried to get it loose for about two hours and finally ruined the display. At least I only paid $10 for this ipod so it's not a huge loss. I would guess that this ipod had been crushed somehow by the previous owner.

I did, however, come to discover this site and the less expensive parts, repair guides, etc, so it's not a total loss.

My Advice

IPods seem to be very easy to break...at least mine was.

My Problem

Batterie HS aprés seulement 1 an d'utilisation, il y a 6 ans... Depuis, l'ipod dormait dans un tiroir. La batterie pour ce modèle qui m'avait été offert par un ami américain n'était pas disponible sur le site ifixit en Europe. J'ai du la commander au Etats Unis.

My Fix

Assez long, quelques déboires mais l'Ipod est maintenant fonctionnel.

Pb rencontrés :

- soudure : il n'y a aucune indication dans l'aide ifixit en ligne. Je m'y suis repris à 2 fois. J'ai soudé, remonté l'ipod et cela ne marchait pas ...

- vérification aprés la 2ième soudure : j'ai enlevé la "click wheel" pour brancher l'ipod hors de son boitier et vérifier ainsi que tout marchait bien.

- au 2ième remontage, le module "écran" butait dans le boitier : le dernier cm. Nombreux mouvements aller / retour très doucement et c'est rentré : probablement un pb de pliage de la nappe qui va vers l'écran.

- comme j'ai démonté 2 fois, la colle qui fait tenir les flasques blancs aux extrémités de l'Ipod ne sont pas a été enlevée : savez-vous quelle colle doit être utilisée?

My Advice

- se procurer la colle ad hoc pour recoller les flasques ou autres parties qui avaient été collées en usine

- enlever la "clickwheel" pour brancher hors boitier et ainsi vérifier que l'ipod marche bien aprés soudure.

- soudure : fer avec panne pointue. Soudure neuve (j'avais de la vieille soudure" qui perlait ...) D'abord étamer les contacts de la batterie neuve. Ensuite faire des marques repère sur le bord du circuit (partie métallique) pour être bien sur de mettre les contacts en face (car très peu d'espace entre ces derniers). Utiliser l'adhésif présent sur le circuit au dessus de la nappe à souder pour faire tenir la nappe avant soudage. Ne pas charger la panne en soudure : l'étamage est quasi suffisant.

My Problem

Batterie HS aprés seulement 1 an d'utilisation, il y a 6 ans... Depuis, l'ipod dormait dans un tiroir. La batterie pour ce modèle qui m'avait été offert par un ami américain n'était pas disponible sur le site ifixit en Europe. J'ai du la commander au Etats Unis.

My Fix

Assez long, quelques déboires mais l'Ipod est maintenant fonctionnel.

Pb rencontrés :

- soudure : il n'y a aucune indication dans l'aide ifixit en ligne. Je m'y suis repris à 2 fois. J'ai soudé, remonté l'ipod et cela ne marchait pas ...

- vérification aprés la 2ième soudure : j'ai enlevé la "click wheel" pour brancher l'ipod hors de son boitier et vérifier ainsi que tout marchait bien.

- au 2ième remontage, le module "écran" butait dans le boitier : le dernier cm. Nombreux mouvements aller / retour très doucement et c'est rentré : probablement un pb de pliage de la nappe qui va vers l'écran.

- comme j'ai démonté 2 fois, la colle qui fait tenir les flasques blancs aux extrémités de l'Ipod ne sont pas a été enlevée : savez-vous quelle colle doit être utilisée?

My Advice

- se procurer la colle ad hoc pour recoller les flasques ou autres parties qui avaient été collées en usine

- enlever la "clickwheel" pour brancher hors boitier et ainsi vérifier que l'ipod marche bien aprés soudure.

- soudure : fer avec panne pointue. Soudure neuve (j'avais de la vieille soudure" qui perlait ...) D'abord étamer les contacts de la batterie neuve. Ensuite faire des marques repère sur le bord du circuit (partie métallique) pour être bien sur de mettre les contacts en face (car très peu d'espace entre ces derniers). Utiliser l'adhésif présent sur le circuit au dessus de la nappe à souder pour faire tenir la nappe avant soudage. Ne pas charger la panne en soudure : l'étamage est quasi suffisant.

My Problem

The battery failed to hold a charge

My Fix

The only real difficulty was initially opening the case. Had to use a knife to break the glue seal on both ends but after that, your procedure was carefully followed with eventual success

My Advice

To help in re-assembly, I used strips of thin cardboard (from the battery shipping box) to hold the delicate ribbon cables out of the way while re-inserting the logic board and display. This helped keep them flat and not catching on the boards. Slide them out after you complete the step. Also, after the repair was complete, I forgot that I would need a hard reset to get the iPod to work again. Perhaps adding this to the step by step guide would save others from thinking their repair has failed when the key click sounds come through but the display remains blank - just need a full reset!

My Problem

The battery of the iPod Nano was completely dead.

My Fix

It took me 2 hours to take the iPod apart and another 3 hours for soldering and reassemble it.

My Advice

When you reassemble the iPod don't forget to use some glue because I had the problem that the caps that you have to take apart in step 1 are not any longer stick to the display retainer and the dock connector.

My Problem

battery - get rid of it or so just risk it?

My Fix

Complex, needed 3 trials covering about 3 hours total. First the connection of the battery did not work, then the selector did not respond ...

My Advice

Patience, as the reward is big. Try to check each step via function before putting everything back together. I do listen to music via iPOD again!!!

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My Problem

I bought my iPod 5 years ago and it began to have battery problem 5 months ago.

After one day of use, it ran out of battery... It was illogic for me to buy another one as it was working very well (if you ignore this *** battery !)

My Fix

NO PROBLEM, except the soldering part. I asked a friend of mine, who was more experienced to solder very small electronics.

Desassembling and reassembling was quite easy :) but quite long (4 hours I would say...) but it was the first time for me in doing such a repair !

My Advice

If you don't have any experience in soldering, please find someone around you that does. Use a solder for very small electronics pieces (20w maxi)

My Problem

The battery wasn't holding a charge and so I thought I would fix it rather than toss it and replace it.

My Fix

This did not go well. I did get the iPod apart and had no real problem attaching the new battery despite the fact that the solder connections are so small. However, reassembly was difficult, perhaps because of a very small bulge in the battery, that made reinsertion impossible. I had it working when apart, but could not get it back together. When sliding the LCD in or out I cut the cord for the hold switch, then I noticed a crack in the screen, and to top it off the motherboard assembly separated into two pieces.

My Advice

Don't do it. I know my limits now, and these devices are just not worth the time and effort to repair. I'm not even going to attempt to replace the front of my iPod classic now. However, I will replace the broken mirror on my car, since that is something I know I can handle.