iPod Classic (Thick) Replacement Battery

$16.95

Product code: IF130-021
Apple Part #: 616-0232

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iPod Classic (Thick) Replacement Battery

$16.95

Product code: IF130-021
Apple Part #: 616-0232

Product Overview

Compatible with 160 GB (thick) iPod Classics.

Compatibility

Identify your iPod

  • 160 GB (Thick) iPod Classics

Product Details

  • Capacity: 850 mAh

$16.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Fix Kit Contents:

  • New 850 mAh Replacement Battery
  • Plastic Opening Tools
  • Metal Spudger
  • Spudger

Additional Required Tools:

$14.95 Part Only

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

This option includes the replacement battery only, no tools.

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Compatibility

iPod Classic
160 GB (Thick)
160 GB (Thick)
 

Stories

My Problem

dead battery

My Fix

needed additional heavy tool (Screwdriver/knife) to open the iPod, for skilled/strong ones only!!!!

My Advice

as rated: very difficult - but only the opening!!!

My Problem

Battery would not hold a charge over more than about 1 day

My Fix

Broke battery connector on main board. The connector is very fragile and even a little pressure caused the connector to fall off. Suspected cold solder joints because the solder pads were not broken. Resoldered onto main board and it worked until I inadvertantly put execess pressure on the contacts and the solder pads pulled right out again. Replaced main board.

My Advice

Go very easy and take extra care not to break battery connector

My Problem

Dead battery - only lasted about 30 minutes.

My Fix

Nearly perfect. I found the plastic tools virtually useless with my iPod Classic. Tried for about 10 minutes with them, various angles, various ways of holding the iPod or the tool, various amounts of strength applied. Nothing worked, but it did tear up the plastic tools. So I switched to the metal spudger and had instant progress. The downside is it did scratch the back of the faceplate, but it isn't noticeable unless you look at the side of the iPod from a rear angle. Since I always have my iPod in a case, not a big issue. I went slow and gentle with the metal tool and didn't even bend the side of the iPod, which was a big warning in the instructions. However, the one issue I did have was the top-right corner of the iPod. I got the left side and top of the iPod loose without a problem using the metal spudger, but couldn't get the right side open, even using the metal spudger, because I couldn't get it into the crack with the left side having already been separated (because of the very slight angle added from the left side being lifted up, even if only very slightly). I decided to wiggle the metal spudger around the corner of the device. I didn't lift it or angle it at all in the process, simply twisted it around the corner but under the faceplate, so as to get under the right side of the faceplate. Unfortunately, this very small bit ended up cracking the corner of the LCD. It's not much, it's still overall usable, but it does cover most of the battery icon. I can only see about the bottom 1/3 of the battery icon, so I can tell if it gets low, but that's all. Ironic, I did this work to fix my dead battery, but now can't see my battery status. XD

However, it does work perfectly in all other ways. I haven't done a full, timed test to see how long it will last, but I have had it run for at least 8 hours straight using mostly 320kbps MP3's without charging, and the battery icon still didn't show it as being low yet. I will do a real test at some point, but don't really feel I need to now since it can easily last a full day at work.

I will, however, need to order a new LCD. XD

My Advice

Overall, it wasn't very hard. On my model (iPod Classic 160GB Thick), the plastic spudger tools were virtually useless at helping to open or lift the faceplate, except as a brief placeholder after I had it opened. Also, be careful with the top-right corner (looking from the front, of course) as it can easily crack the LCD if lifted even slightly in the wrong way, and was the hardest part to get free. With all the other sides separated, the top-right corner was a pain to get loose. And you don't have much room with the cables, so don't pull the faceplate up and away, just gently rotate it to the side.

My Problem

Dead battery - iPod wouldn't even power on.

My Fix

Easier than I thought. The whole disassembly and reassembly took 10 minutes. As I went along the side of the case with the plastic openers, the iPod just popped open. No damage to the case, no scratches, or anything.

My Advice

The tools are definitely worth the price, I recommend extra plastic openers just in case. i did end up chewing up one right away and almost did the same to the second.

My Problem

My battery died :(

My Fix

The guide was really helpful, but the tools provided were not useful. I used a small nail file and two eyebrow tweezers to get the job done

My Advice

Just be patient and look for some vídeos on youtube to get a better understanding on how to dismantle it.

My Problem

Battery would go dead within a day.

My Fix

Replacement of the battery went pretty quick. I would say it took about 30 mins because I had no prior knowledge of dealing with the disassembly of IPOD's.

My Advice

Be gentle on disassembly!

My Problem

160GB Ipod was flashing apple logo over and over. When putting into Disk Mode it would work perfect, I could play music off of it and add music as well. This told me it was the battery so I ordered one here.

My Fix

The repair (Replacing the battery) was very easy and went smooth, The opening of the Ipod however is a different story. Opening the Ipod is a pain in the @$$ and takes some time prying and giving up on caring about the little scratches you are creating on the sides of the device.

My Advice

I will never understand these plastic tools the replacement companies provide, maybe they work for 10% of people but they break and don't work on every Phone, Ipod, Iphone I have ever opened. My trusty little eyeglass flathead screw driver has always served me well.

My Problem

Battery wasn't showing when it was chanrging, and wouldn't hold a charge.

My Fix

it took 3 hours. I hate opening these things. After I got it open it was all down hill thanks to your step by step gides. Sorry on pictures. Didn't think of that.

My Advice

After replacing the battery, sync with iTunes. The battery wasn't showing the icon for chanrging until we synced it with iTunes.

My Problem

My iPod was getting no power from the battery.

My Fix

The Ifixit guide and repair equipment were very helpful and properly warned me of all hazards and difficulties.

My Advice

The most trouble I had was with two parts of the repair: 1) the initial insertion of the tools into the iPod needed help from a single sided razor blade. This was extremely helpful for me to get the putty knife into the case; I can understand why you do not suggest using a razor blade as this could easily cause injury. 2) After I had replaced the battery I dropped both halves of the iPod and the brittle headphone cable broke in two (I was unable to separate the cable from it's socket on the other half). I am now waiting on that part to complete my repair.

My Problem

Guessed it was the battery but wasnt sure....considered replacing but seemed excesive...decided to try replacing battery

My Fix

it was pretty dificult and im not especially mechanicaly inclined but all went pretty well....plastic pieces that came with the package were worthless...found other tools arount the house and it all went slowly but well...glad and proud to have done it and it worked!

My Advice

Give it a go.... you have nothing but $$$$ to save and a good feeling if you can do it

 

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