iPod Classic (Thin) Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF130-019
Apple Part #: 616-0229

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iPod Classic (Thin) Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF130-019
Apple Part #: 616-0229

Product Overview

Like a five-year-old before a soccer game, batteries are jam-packed with juice and tend to rust when left in the rain. Cut the corrosion and charge up with our iPod Classic (Thin) replacement battery today.

Compatible with 80, 120, and 160 GB (thin) iPod Classics.

Compatibility

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  • 80, 120, or 160 GB (Thin) iPod Classics

Product Details

  • Capacity: 580 mAh

$14.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Fix Kit Contents:

  • New 580 mAh Replacement Battery
  • Plastic Opening Tools
  • Metal Spudger
  • Spudger

Additional Required Tools:

$13.95 Part Only

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

This option includes the replacement battery only, no tools.

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Compatibility

iPod Classic
120 GB
160 GB (Thin)
80 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

iPod Classic replacement battery

My Fix

I ordered a replacement battery from another vendor. There was no mention of a thin or thick model. Hence, the battery did not fit. ifixit had the correct battery. The fit was perfect.

My Advice

Opening the iPod can be difficult-search around for tips.

My Problem

Only had one ear bud (also one speaker when using accessory on car radio).

My Fix

One hour had iPod apart,changed out earphone jack and battery (figured y not while I had it apart) and back together.

My Advice

Plastic separaters weren't really used,small putty knife,metal AND plastic spudgers are a must. 00 Phillips screwdriver finished the job. No problem at all,FINALLY had all my music after more the a year. Thx to the step-by-step guides made it pretty easy.

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.

My Problem

I had a problem with the battery. It would no longer hold a charge. While I was at it I decided to put in a new screen and hard drive. (Just to see if I could)

My Fix

Could have been better. The videos I watched didn't quite explain how hard the back case was to take off. Other then that it was very simple.

My Advice

Be extremely careful taking off the back case. It is the hardest part about the repair.

My Problem

Short battery life, especially when cold

My Fix

Opening the case was a huge challenge! I ended up bending most and breaking one of the tabs on the back. Actual battery replacement was straight forward enough. I had to open it again the next day because the battery wasn't charging. I re-seated the battery cable. Horror of horrors: I pulled the battery ribbon cable connector off its pins on the circuit board... but , luckily, I got it back on. iPod takes a charge and all functions A-OK

My Advice

Read and re-read all steps and comments !!!

Slow and steady while opening the case !

Hold down center of battery cable connector while lifting brown lock !!!

My Problem

Battery dead after 7 years

My Fix

Relatively easy, I did not damage the rear case. However something is strange after the change: the battery is charging when linked to my iMac or an external battery but not with the apple charger plugged to the wall power outlet.

My Advice

Must be done with patience, Not need to rush

My Problem

The battery stopped holding a charge. Could only use it when plugged into the wall.

My Fix

Smoother than i expected. Some minor cosmetic damage (bending of sides) but i mean this iPod is coming up on 8 years old and i've dropped it a few times. No shortage of nicks and dings on it already. To have it fixed for about $26.90 is a bargain. Now let's see how long that hard drive can hold out for. :-)

My Advice

Take your time and don't get frustrated. You've gotta put some muscle into it at some points, but remember not to make any big sudden movements. If you follow the steps and move slow and steady, you'll be successful. I'm running mine now.

My Problem

The battery on the 160 GB iPod Classic wouldn't hold a charge long enough to pull the dock connector all the way out of its slot. Toast, finito.

My Fix

Opening the case on an iPod Classic without destroying the back half is, erm, challenging. Following the instructions precisely is very important, but there were a lot of unsuccessful attempts to crack it open. Also, buying a putty knife from iFixit seems stupid, but I found that the certain amount of spring in the blade was absolutely vital.

My Advice

Make absolutely sure you know whether your iPod takes the thin or thick version of replacement battery. Go to Everymac.com (http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/ip...) to double-check before ordering and you'll save a bunch of time that I wasted.

My Problem

The battery wouldn't hold a charge.

My Fix

It only took me about a half hour, with zero damage. I saw videos on YouTube where they mutilated their Ipod badly, so if you're not patient and careful, I wouldn't recommend this. This didn't fix the Ipod. It needed to be sent to Apple for a circuit repair, but at least it has a new battery.

My Advice

Take your time and slowly work the clips loose all the way around, using the metal tool to gently pry and the plastic tools to hold the sides open so the clips don't snap back in. Be patient. If you get frustrated, I would put it down and do something else for a while. Be careful around the charging port, since the metal is thin there.

My Problem

Ipod Classic had a dead battery. First attempt to have iPod fixed resulted in me spending over 50 for a store to "fix it" work for 2 days and I said forget it, bought a new one. New one broke and decided to see if old dependable would rise from the dead!!

My Fix

Like a dream.

My Advice

I love the box that the supplies come in. Acting as my official iPod repair kit.