iPod Video 30 GB Replacement Battery

$13.95

Product code: IF195-018

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iPod Video 30 GB Replacement Battery

$13.95

Product code: IF195-018

Product Overview

Everything you need to replace your iPod's battery.

  • Battery life not what it used to be? That doesn't mean it's time to get a new iPod. Just replace the battery and breathe new life into your music.

Compatibility

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  • 30 GB 5th Generation iPods (iPod Video)

Product Details

  • Model #: 616-0229
  • Capacity: 580 mAh

$14.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

Kit Contents:

  • New 580 mAh Replacement Battery
  • Plastic Opening Tools

$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 5th Generation (Video)
30 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

Battery in iPod Video was very weak. I don't know why, it was only about 7 years old.

My Fix

Just like described on the website. I thought I was using more force than in the YouTube video but, it came apart, the same way.

My Advice

Be careful with the keeper for the ribbon cable and make sure the cable is all the way into the keeper before you snap it shut.

My Problem

My battery wouldn't maintain a charge.

My Fix

It went smooth

My Advice

Follow the directions and take your time.

My Problem

Dead

My Fix

Excellent! Pics and instructions were perfect..

My Advice

Plastic pry tools were not quite robust enough to open the case. Used a thin stainless ruler. Other steps done easily with the tools..

My Problem

Old iPod wouldn't hold a charge

My Fix

Process went well. The guide was invaluable. Probably most of my time was spent in two areas, opening the case and prying out the old battery w/o damaging the lock ribbon cable that was stuck to the bottom of the battery. Still, had it running again in 25 minutes.

My Advice

Be patient with the opening the case and prying out the battery.

My Problem

The battery was dead . . .

My Fix

It worked, though I cut my fingers trying to open the iPod case.

My Advice

Video of the process would be helpful, but the online instructions were good.

My Problem

Old lady's iPod stopped charging. Naturally, iFixit came to mind for repair guide and necessary parts.

My Fix

Nice and breezy. iFixit provided simple step by step guide to take the old iPod apart. It was especially easy to do with the tool-kit I purchased along with the battery from iFixit

My Advice

Just be very gentle when you pry open the iPod apart. It takes some patience, but it's very easy to do. Otherwise, very straight forward.

My Problem

My ipod lasted about half an hour before the battery died.

My Fix

Once I realised the tools that came with the kit were nearly useless. The small blade of my Swiss army knife was much more useful, without scratching the ipod.

My Advice

small blades work better than the tools.

My Problem

Battery was bad. iPod wouldn't boot at all

My Fix

Swiftly. I had it repaired in under 5 minutes

My Advice

Be sure that you remember to push the battery clip down.

My Problem

Battery wasn't holding a charge, would work when plugged in but even that was getting spotty.

My Fix

Did the full tear down twice as I had issues with the restore process and thought I screwed something up. First time took 20-30 minutes second time only took a couple. Directions were excellent.

My Advice

Luckily I ran across another post on ifixit talking about the different boot modes available on the ipod. Did the test mode to check everything out then rebooted. Took a couple times, not sure why, but eventually it was just working again.

My Problem

All functions active, but the the Ipod would not turn on unless plugged in.

My Fix

The repair went smoothly, except as noted by others, the plastic tools were easily damaged. In the end I found an old electronic adjustment tool that has a wide flat blade to insert into the gap, then I used the plastic tool to slide around the gap. Replacing the battery cured the problem and the old battery was bulging but not leaking.

My Advice

Make sure that your are using the correct guide. I found the photos to be very helpful and exact. I did not remove the ribbon cable from the ear bud port. Patience and a light touch are best.