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

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.

My Problem

dead battery

My Fix

used the ifixit video . was able to replace the battery in under an hour .

ipod works like new ........ thanks ifixit ......

My Advice

diy is an easy fix ......

My Problem

Hard drive of my iPod stopped worling and found via iFixit how to get a new hard drive via Amazon and decided to replace the battery in on go.

My Fix

With the tools and the guides the repair went smooth. The only challenge that I have is how to get the software for the iPod to work again.

My Advice

Trust in the tools, the guidelines and your self.

My Problem

My classic iPod would no longer take a charge.

My Fix

I ordered the 4th generation iPod battery replacement kit from iFixit and then proceeded to review the iFixit battery replacement procedures. This included all of the included sports that were included in the procedure. The basic theme that ran through the included notes was that the case was going to be stubborn the open. After destroying the edge onto plastic openers, I went to a 3mm jeweler's blade screwdriver and the case opened like I had said "Open seseme". It took about ten frustrating minutes before I resorted to the screw driver. Once it was open the battery was out in about another five minutes. The battery problem was very evident at that point. It had failed from overheating, the sides were bulged out. I placed the disassembled iPod in a container and waited for the battery from iFixit. Once the battery arrived it took less than fifteen minutes to reassemble the iPod with the new battery. This whole thing had coma about because my wife want Christmas music in the kitchen while she was making Thanksgiving dinner. Next it connected the iPod to iTunes (12) on my Mac and reprogram it. Well the iPod was full and iTunes refused to recognize it. I searched the internet for ideas and after several failed attempts I ran across an Apple Club article "Forcing an iPod to Restore" It started withe the caution "If your next set is throwing you iPod out, try this". It worked like champ!!! Within thirty minute I connected it back to iTunes and was greeted with "Welcome to iTunes" and being promote to select what music I wanted to put on it. The process restored the iPod to its out of the box configuration and I was able to load only the Christmas playlist and a couple of others. The iPod is operating and resending like it did when I bought it ten years ago. And, wifey had and has her Christmas music in her kitchen. Some days it is good to be a hero.

My Advice

Read carefully before putting any tools in your hand and be persistent looking for solutions. The use of a small screw driver to split the case was in one of the added notes attached to the iFixit procedure. The world will have to wait for this paper weight.

paterson24's Story Photo #681305

My Problem

I could no longer operate my iPod. If I did manage to start it up it often sounded like the hard disc was just repeatedly spinning up and it would never complete charging. Also, the center click button was getting really difficult to click.

I really wanted to access some songlists put together during and for some amazing road trips in the USA and Canada.

My Fix

All went quite easily, once got the case open. I only had two large iPod opening tools, and found the trick was to insert one quite quite forcefully (near the earphone jack as described) with the curved tip down towards the metal case and then it would stay in place - as it had inserted past the thickest part to the tip. Then I could easily slide around to the corner and insert the second opening tool on the long side. The adhesive holding the battery in place is very strong, but again using the opening tool I could insert from the side and underneath the battery and use it to lever the battery free.

The old battery was really swollen (twice as thick as the new replacement) which explained why the center button had become almost impossible to click, and of course, why the iPod had stopped working - it was unable to charge the battery.

As soon as I plugged the iPod into the charger it came to life, and now I have access to music that I have not listened to for 2 years.

My Advice

Persevere with the first stages of opening the case, and don't be afraid to use quite a bit of force - but just with the plastic iPod opening tools. I was expecting a large and small opening tool in the repair kit but only received two large opening tools. It turned out they were all I really needed, along with the T6 torx screwdriver.

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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