iPod Video 30 GB Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF195-018

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iPod Video 30 GB Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF195-018

Product Overview

Everything you need to replace your iPod's battery.

  • Battery life not what it used to be? That doesn't mean it's time to get a new iPod. Just replace the battery and breathe new life into your music.

Compatibility

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  • 30 GB 5th Generation iPods (iPod Video)

Product Details

  • Model #: 616-0229
  • Capacity: 580 mAh

$14.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Kit Contents:

  • New 580 mAh Replacement Battery
  • Plastic Opening Tools

$13.95 Part Only

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

This option includes the replacement battery only, no tools.

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Compatibility

iPod 5th Generation (Video)
30 GB
 

Stories

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My Problem

I had a dead Battery on old iPod that I had upgraded. I use it as a music player stashed in my car, but having to reboot from the car’s supplied power each time made loading 500GB of music take at least a minute or 2 longer that it should have. Often I could drive halfway to the store before the music came on.

Since the repair the 500GB (460–480 GB actually) iPod now starts playing from where I stopped it (unlike before) and by the time I’m on the corner of my street since it doesn’t need to fully boot. It just needs to wake up & load tracks.

My Fix

It went off without a hitch. The only thing that slowed me down was the battery adhesive.

I already opened the iPod once to upgrade the drive. So, this was easy. I recommend using stiff actual guitar picks since they are thinner & stiffer, and thus are perfect for wedging into a retaining clip while you pop open other ones . (iFixit should upgrade to these ;) I did mange to break a plastic opening tool since they are very weak & the tool was already dinged up. But this is by design: I’d rather these cheap little tools break than put dings in the cases. After opening & quickly disconnecting the cables, pulling out the battery is a bit of a pain thanks to strong OEM adhesive that been in place about a decade.

After removing the battery (below) I tossed in the replacement battery & popped iPod back together — meaning I carefully reassembled it. Reassembly was a snap since I’ve been in this device before & also repaired other small electronics such as iPhones.

My Advice

The OEM battery is firmly glued in place so that took a lot of careful prying using the plastic black spudger included in the iFixit pro kit—or you can use a blue opening tool. Pry it a few milimeters at a time using your index finger on the case as a fulcrum. As you pry each bit up you can get in there more and pry up more each section working back and forth across the battery.

To release the cables I use the small bent needle nose tweezers included in the iFixit kit & a delicate touch.

My Problem

My battery was kaput!

My Fix

Bought the iPod for a few bucks on a whim, and the battery was around $15. Now I have a perfectly good iPod worth more than my investment!

My Advice

Just take your time and go slow popping the case open. Pre-read and follow the guide. You can do this!

My Problem

Battery dead

My Fix

Super

My Advice

Worked as advertised

My Problem

My ipod won't hold the data in it's memory after the battery has been drained completely. So I replaced the battery hoping this would help, but now I can't get the hard drive to load anything on it.

When I boot up the ipod, it tells me to connect it to itunes. I connect it up, it give me options to restore it, then after downloading the latest updates I get a message letting me know that there are problems and that it cannot restore.

My Fix

The battery repair went well. I took some time to get the case open, but then I just followed the steps listed online and I was able to replace the battery easily.

My Advice

Take your time, have plenty of light and I use 5x glasses to help me see better while I plugged in the cables.

My Problem

The iPod's battery would no longer hold a charge and eventually, the iPod wouldn't turn on anymore.

My Fix

The repair took me about 40 minutes - about 20 of those minutes were spent trying to get the front cover off (some of the retaining clips were very stubborn on mine). From there, it was about 10 minutes to replace the battery and 10 more minutes to put everything back together (reattaching the ribbon cables is tricky).

My Advice

Be careful (and patient) while removing the old battery. It is attached to the casing with a glob of glue. A section of the hold switch ribbon sits under the battery and it looks to be easily damaged if you're not careful while prying the old battery out.

One thing I noticed during my repair is that the replacement battery was slightly longer than the old battery. I had to reshape it a bit to get it to fit.

My Problem

It needed a new battery and head phone jack and the center clicker did not work.

My Fix

It was easy. I followed the instructions from the web site I took my time, but it just took about an hour. Piece of cake

My Advice

Take your time. The connectors in an iPod are fragile. Understand what you are going to do before you do it. Be especially careful to re-connect everything properly.

My Problem

Hard drive , battery failure and broken ear phone jack ribbon.

My Fix

Repair went flawlessly.

My Advice

Go slow, be careful and patient. Very rewarding repair to be able to complete on my own. Now I can enjoy my U2 classic again. Thank you ifixit!

My Problem

My iPod is a 5th generation iPod I received as a gift nearly ten years ago. Over the years the battery life dwindled and until recently it would only hold a charge for thirty minutes top. I was looking into buying a completely new iPod until I found the ifixit website.

My Fix

The repair looked a little more risky than I originally thought, particularly since the only battery swaps I'd performed in the past were for simple hand held appliances (i.e., AA and AAA batteries). I watched the video provided by ifixit and then went to work. It took about ten minutes to make the fix and now my iPod is back to its full battery strength of nearly nine hours. And at the end of the day the battery cost and kit saved me over $100 at least in having to buy a new iPod.

My Advice

The battery connections are more fragile than what most consumers are used to dealing with, so I would recommend that anyone who uses this just take their time and exercise care in handling the iPod.

My Problem

Dead battery

My Fix

Easy easy easy

My Advice

Follow directions

My Problem

My son in law's phone fell and the screen completely cracked.

So decided to help him and ordered the part from IFIXIT

My Fix

Installed following guide as always, have done it many times, but always follow the guides ,like pilots follow their checklist before taking off no matter how many flight hours they have.

After powering up, success ,the display looks brilliant but when trying to scroll the phone will not respond.

Went over again the install and verified each connection meticulously.

NADA.. So decided to check the connectors more closely.

Used my BAUSCH & LOMB 7X Measuring Inspection Magnifier No. 81-34-35 and found that the Digitizer connector had what looked like a solder blob .Seems a fluke from the factory.

Called IFIXIT in and spoke to Chris. Explained situation and after that he will send a new Display and I will send back the one with the defect.

Excellent service from Chris .I sent him also a photo of the "offender"

As soon the new one arrives will inspect and install.

The saga continues LOL.

Thank you IFIXIT for your service and respect.

My Advice

Well, I can say that will inspect using my BAUSCH & LOMB 7X Measuring Inspection Magnifier No. 81-34-35 before installing any part just in case to trap any possible part flaw..

Would be a very good preventive action.