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

The battery no longer held a charge. The battery had swelled to the point that it did not allow me to use the click wheel properly.

My Fix

The most difficult part of the repair was opening the case of the iPod. I found it easier to start from the side and work around to the corners.

My Advice

I will do this again.

My Problem

The battery had died and we didn't want to upgrade to an iPod with WiFi capabilities for the kids

My Fix

You guys were right, the hardest part was getting it open. I did have to use an eyeglass screwdriver to help with leverage but besides that it was great.

My Advice

Follow the instructions.... Have patience

My Problem

Battery was not charging. Asked to consider fixing the iPod for my Grandson, it was a gift from my wife anyway. My daughter found the YouTube videos on repair and then found IFixIt from there. Ordered the battery repair kit with tools, the kit arrived when we returned from our vacation visit.

My Fix

As expected, getting the case open was the most trouble. The prying lever tools could not get the case open and their tips broke. Resorted to thin flat-blade screwdrivers to pry the case open. Many words of encouragement were spoken!

Once the case was open, the battery was replaced ok, procedure was correct. Only issue is the new battery is slightly thicker that the original but fits. Getting the case closed again required pushing the hard-drive away from the end connectors. Took about 1-hr (3/4 hr for case).

My Advice

All looked good until trying to charge. First tried charging from PC USB and could not get past the "plug into electrical socket" graphic. Saw in the user forum that this could happen with discharged batteries. Charged fine from non-pc USB charger, booted to Apple Logo and then showed charge progress. Suspect there is some software bug in the iPod OS. Grandson had similar problem and resorted to Apple store support. With an official apple charger, the iPod responded, charged and then could sync with iTunes on PC.

My Problem

batteries wouldn't hold a charge

My Fix

The tools in the kit provided to open the case should be made a little more durable. After several attempts to open the case, and wearing out the plastic tools edge which rendered it unusable. I resorted to using a jewelers screwdriver to get it open and scratched the face in the process. The rest of the battery replacement was straight forward per the instructions.

My Advice

On Gen III Ipods, reconnecting the power connection for the hard drive is tricky. It takes several attempts to line it up. Also before you close the case up, make sure that the pad at the base doesn't interfere with the interface connection..

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.

 

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