iPod 4G/Photo Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF193-016
Apple Part #: 616-0206, 616-0183

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iPod 4G/Photo Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF193-016
Apple Part #: 616-0206, 616-0183

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.

 

Compatibility

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

Stories

My Problem

The iPod would no longer run even when plugged in. Battery had swollen, making click wheel unreliable.

My Fix

I ended up using a plastic card (loyalty wallet card) to hold the top seam apart. The small opening tools were not up to the task. The rear shell now is slightly bent outward, but it's barely noticeable.

My Advice

I had trouble getting it to charge initially. I tried restoring to factory, then I got a message about plugging in the wall adapter. This model came with a FireWire power adapter (12v instead of 5v) that charges much more quickly. That seemed to do the trick.

My Problem

My iPod wouldn't stay on. The battery was shot and starting to bulge.

My Fix

In the first few minutes, I figured I'd have to get my husband to do it, but I knew he would probably destroy the case or at least scratch it badly. But I remembered a video I saw that recommended razor blades to help get the case apart, and that did the trick! The ONLY hard part is getting the case open. The battery swap is super easy. If I had tried the razor blade method right from the start, it would have only taken me about 5 minutes.

My Advice

So order this replacement battery and tools (they do help), use a razor blade, and it will be a breeze!

My Problem

Battery was not holding charge.

My Fix

I expected a printed page of instructions to be included with the Fixit Kit. I tried to find the instructions at the Fixit website and was unable. So I being the repair kind of guy that I am, proceeded on my own. I was able to figure out how to get the case open. However, had I had access to instructions, it would have gone better. Got the case opened, replaced the battery and got everything put back together. Battery took a charge and the unit acted like a new player.

My Advice

Include a set of printed instructions with the order. I was unable to find instructions for the repair at the Fixit site. I know my problem. However, there was a link with this flollowup email message. How about a link with the order message???

My Problem

My ipod was not turning on and playing

My Fix

The repair was fairly easy. To open the iPod took some time. Eventually the best way to open it was using a plastic card like credit card. The battery was easy to replace.

My Advice

none

My Problem

Dead original battery.

My Fix

Replaced the battery, though it won't hold a charge. Looks like the logic board needs replacing, too. Plugged in, I get full functionality, so probably going to leave as is. This iPod makes an excellent gentle alarm clock!

My Advice

If you're careful, you do not have to remove all the pins to get to the battery. The pins are delicate, easily bent.

My Problem

The original battery would no longer take a charge.

My Fix

It came off without a hitch.

My Advice

The hardest part was taking the cover off to get inside. I found if you held the iPod near the top, and put my fingers near the screen and then my thumbs on the back, the back metal cover popped back from the front part the the device. This made a small opening that I could put the tool in and work it around the device. After that the rest was a piece of cake. My old works great again and still looks brand new. I'm a happy camper again.

My Problem

Battery dead

My Fix

Relatively easy to get cover off. Hardest part was fitting the battery in the tight space.

My Advice

Be patient and the battery will go in and case will close.

My Problem

The old battery was dead, was starting to bulge and if I hadn't replaced it, it may have damaged my otherwise fully functioning good old iPod.

My Fix

Couldn't have been simpler

My Advice

Really take your time to open up the casing, it can be quite tricky to fit those plastic tools and you may need to use a little force. But patience is key, every tiny nudge will loosen the casing ever so slightly until it pops open.

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My Problem

I've had my iPod 4G in a drawer for at least 7 or 8 years. I thought it was a problem with the hard drive, in addition to the battery. I ordered a replacement battery and an IDE to CF adapter, along with a compact flash card.

My Fix

The repair was easy. I ended up using a small flat head screwdriver to pry the iPod open from the side, not from the top edge as the repair guide shows. I tried it from the top edge first but it was much easier to open from the side. You are basically prying the metal back away from the white front. The original battery was hard to unplug. I essentially destroyed the plug trying to remove it, but luckily did not damage the connector and plugged in the new battery with no issues.

To my surprise the hard drive spun up just fine with the new battery, but I decided to go ahead with the compact flash upgrade because it promised a longer battery life. I used the original bumpers from the hard drive around the CF adapter and everything easily back inside the iPod case.

My Advice

If you've got an old iPod lying around in a drawer it is totally worth repairing. They are actually made to be repaired, unlike newer Apple devices. I hope to be rocking my retro iPod for at least a few more years!

Edmond Accurso's Story Photo #747316
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My Problem

Dead swollen original battery. Click wheel not working too.

My Fix

Easy battery replacement. And the click wheel now works.

My Advice

The swollen battery may have helped. The case came apart with the provided tools easy, per instructions. I had to use needle nose pliers to disconnect the battery plug. The battery was so swollen that the glue was lightly holding it in place. Lifted right out. Simple new battery installation and edpod played immediately on my Bose dock. Images of swollen battery attached.

 

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