iPod 4G/Photo Replacement Battery

$13.95

Product code: IF193-016
Apple Part #: 616-0206, 616-0183

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iPod 4G/Photo Replacement Battery

$13.95

Product code: IF193-016
Apple Part #: 616-0206, 616-0183

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

My Problem

The original battery would no longer take a charge.

My Fix

It came off without a hitch.

My Advice

The hardest part was taking the cover off to get inside. I found if you held the iPod near the top, and put my fingers near the screen and then my thumbs on the back, the back metal cover popped back from the front part the the device. This made a small opening that I could put the tool in and work it around the device. After that the rest was a piece of cake. My old works great again and still looks brand new. I'm a happy camper again.

My Problem

Battery dead

My Fix

Relatively easy to get cover off. Hardest part was fitting the battery in the tight space.

My Advice

Be patient and the battery will go in and case will close.

My Problem

The old battery was dead, was starting to bulge and if I hadn't replaced it, it may have damaged my otherwise fully functioning good old iPod.

My Fix

Couldn't have been simpler

My Advice

Really take your time to open up the casing, it can be quite tricky to fit those plastic tools and you may need to use a little force. But patience is key, every tiny nudge will loosen the casing ever so slightly until it pops open.

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My Problem

I've had my iPod 4G in a drawer for at least 7 or 8 years. I thought it was a problem with the hard drive, in addition to the battery. I ordered a replacement battery and an IDE to CF adapter, along with a compact flash card.

My Fix

The repair was easy. I ended up using a small flat head screwdriver to pry the iPod open from the side, not from the top edge as the repair guide shows. I tried it from the top edge first but it was much easier to open from the side. You are basically prying the metal back away from the white front. The original battery was hard to unplug. I essentially destroyed the plug trying to remove it, but luckily did not damage the connector and plugged in the new battery with no issues.

To my surprise the hard drive spun up just fine with the new battery, but I decided to go ahead with the compact flash upgrade because it promised a longer battery life. I used the original bumpers from the hard drive around the CF adapter and everything easily back inside the iPod case.

My Advice

If you've got an old iPod lying around in a drawer it is totally worth repairing. They are actually made to be repaired, unlike newer Apple devices. I hope to be rocking my retro iPod for at least a few more years!

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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.

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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.

 

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