Battery was dead
Replace a dead or damaged battery for your Thick iPod Classic with this part.
Lithium ion battery shipping regulations limit the shipping methods for orders containing batteries. Domestic orders may only be shipped via Standard shipping. iFixit is not able to ship batteries internationally or outside the contiguous US at this time. iFixit Customer Support will contact you if your order needs to be modified after it is placed.
To complete this repair, you will also need a 1.5" Thin Putty Knife
Battery was dead
needed additional heavy tool (Screwdriver/knife) to open the iPod, for skilled/strong ones only!!!!
as rated: very difficult - but only the opening!!!
Battery would not hold a charge over more than about 1 day
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 . . .
Dead battery - only lasted about 30 minutes.
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 th . . .
Dead battery - iPod wouldn't even power on.
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.
The tools are definitely worth the price, . . .
My battery died :(
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
Just be patient and look for some vídeos on youtube to get a better understanding on how to dismantle it.
Battery would go dead within a day.
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.
Be gentle on disassembly!
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.
The repair (Replacing the battery) was very easy and went smooth, The opening of the Ipod how . . .
Battery wasn't showing when it was chanrging, and wouldn't hold a charge.
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.
After replacing the battery, sync with iTunes. The battery wasn't . . .
My iPod was getting no power from the battery.
The Ifixit guide and repair equipment were very helpful and properly warned me of all hazards and difficulties.
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 . . .