iPod 4G/Photo Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF193-016
Apple Part #: 616-0206

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iPod 4G/Photo Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF193-016
Apple Part #: 616-0206

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

Notes:

Fix Kit Contents:

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

$13.95 Part Only

 
 

Condition:

New

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

My I pod was giving me the sad Mac face and I thought I would need to replace the entire unit.Although it is an older unit, I just wanted to use it as a playback device, so I thought why not try to revive it? For less that $25 it seemed worth while.

My Fix

After looking at the on line tutorials and advice, I gave it a shot. The thing that I noticed in my kit was that both prying tools were the same size, small, not a small and a large as stated in the description. I had difficulty getting the small tool around the first corner of the device. Fortunately I was sitting at a workbench of one of my co-workers who had some Ifixit tools in his drawer. He had a large pry tool. Once I used it, the case came right apart and the repair was on! Another tool that he had was a spudger. That came in handy for removing the battery. I put the new battery in and reassembled the case and the I pod came to life! Unfortunately the click wheel did not work. With my new found ability to open the case, I was back in in a few seconds, retraced the steps, made sure all of the connections were tight, put it back together and this time success!I now have a fully functioning old I pod.

My Advice

The advice was spot on. Turning the corner was the hardest part. Once I had the proper tool it was easy. The connectors are very small and delicate, so be patient!

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My Problem

battery stopped holding a charge

My Fix

Only problem was step 1 as the small plastic opening tool broke trying to open the first side. Used a spudger to open the side and it worked fine.

My Advice

Used a spludger to open the side of the case instead of the small plastic opening tool

My Problem

Dead battery/dead hard drive

My Fix

swimingly

My Advice

the components inside are tougher than I expected. I have large man hands and the little plugs are a challenge. Thought for sure I had damaged the logic board!

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

 

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