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Tried But, Failed

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iPod Classic

iPod Classic Battery Replacement

30 minutes - 2 hours

Very difficult

My Problem

My iPod Classic 160gb stopped working. I've had it for many years and use it almost every day so, I thought maybe it just needed a new battery.

My Fix

I have no real experience at repairing things but, my husband can repair almost anything and I have worked with him on many projects. Soooooo. . .when my iPod stopped working and I researched having it repaired, I came across your site and read your excellent Guides for the various repairs and I thought, 'I can do this', so, I decided to replace the battery. As stated in the Guide, the case was difficult to separate but, I did it. Everything was going great until I got to Step 18. I read the warning, 'You only need to lift the locking bar up about 2 mm to free the cable', and thought I was being careful but, before I realized what was happening I had pulled the locking bar totally out of the case. Since I didn't see a way that the locking bar could easily be replaced, I stopped by repair effort. When I opened the case I found quite a bit of corrosion at the bottom so, the problem may not have been the battery. I don't regret trying the repair.

My Advice

The guide for making the battery repair is excellent. My only recommendation for enhancement of the guide is that, for the novice repairperson, Step 18 contain a stronger warning that the locking bar will separate from the unit, (the solder will be broken), if lifted more than the 2cm.

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