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

Identify your iPod

  • 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
120 GB
160 GB (Thin)
160 GB (Thin)
80 GB
80 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

Didn't hold charge for very long.

My Fix

As others say, most of the time is case removal. Take your time and work around left side and 2 corners. Battery clip is easy. Take your time prying up battery with care taken to wire behind it. Reverse process. Love that I can still have my 12000 song iPod back in service for gym overseas.

My Advice

I didn't need the recommended putty knife.

My Problem

The battery was very old and holding almost no charge

My Fix

It was very difficult to pry the external covers apart. The plastic tools wore down over time and before long would not hold the two sides apart

My Advice

Be very careful when detaching the battery connector from the terminal: I accidentally pulled it lightly and the terminal came loose from the motherboard, effectively rendering it useless. I didn't have the tools to solder on a new connector, so I gave up.

My Problem

My Ipod wouldn't hold a charge at all. I would charge it until it was fully charged, play maybe 3 songs, & it would die.

My Fix

It went fairly smooth. The hardest part was getting the back of the Ipod off & that's what took up the majority of the time. Once I got that off, the guide made it really simple to change the battery & put it back together. I'm finally able to enjoy my Ipod again!

My Advice

Make sure you have the putty knife! That's the main tool I used to get the Ipod apart.

My Problem

My iPod 120 gb classic battery, (original battery), would no longer retain a charge.

My Fix

Wow, Apple really did not want anyone to open these. The plastic tools included in the ifixit kit were pretty much useless, as they were damaged beyond use in the first few minutes of attempting to open the case. Once I managed to get the case opened, the actual process of replacing the battery was very easy. I finally managed to open the case using a few jewelers screwdrivers and exacto-knife blades with very minor cosmetic damage to the side of the face plate. Overall, I'm very happy with the ifixit kit and guide.

My Advice

Search the Internet or YouTube for a few different guides on opening the case before attempting it, as the good guides will show exactly where the MANY retaining clip positions are.

My Problem

Battery won't hold charge.

My Fix

It was difficult device to open, very challenging. Despite the excellent instructions, when removing the old battery, the lock switch cable broke. My bad, ordered replacement, luckily ifixit had one. I am glad I went this route, I'm rather fond of the device and want to hold on, in spite of the fact that I have three others.

My Advice

Follow the directions, go slowly, things happen, enjoy the experience.

My Problem

Battery was almost dead.

My Fix

Terrible- nylon tools immediately get chewed up and metal tools chew up the case- it's almost like Apple doesn't want you doing this!

My Advice

Eat your pride and send it to Apple.

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My Problem

We are headed on the road and wanted to use this iPod that's been sitting in a drawer for the past few months because of a dead battery.

My Fix

As everyone has mentioned, removing the case is definitely the hardest part. We were able to do so eventually without bending the case or prongs inside, but the first five minutes were dedicated to just prying the side open.

My Advice

The plastic tools were useless, but the flat metal spudger was our main tool in the process! Expect to be frustrated with the beginning and for this to be a slow project.

My Problem

Bad battery in IPOD

My Fix

well

My Advice

keep up the good work

My Problem

Battery wouldn't hold a charge, so the ipod had to be plugged in (to the wall, to the car, to the computer) to work. Often, I would have to leave it plugged in for a half-hour or so to build up enough charge to turn on. Cold weather shut the thing down entirely.

My Fix

It wasn't the easiest thing in the world, but it was done in a half-hour. I recommend the Xacto knife method (I actually used a small pocket knife at first to work my way into the seam, and then used some handy metal collar stays to create extra space as I worked my way around the tabs). Like I said, it wasn't easy, but once you get the idea, you can proceed without fear of damaging the device.

My Advice

Main piece of advice would be to BE CAREFUL prying out the old battery. That adhesive is stubborn, and if you aren't super cautious and slow, you'll end up severing the Hold button circuit -- which runs underneath -- and that's exactly what I did. Oops. But if an unresponsive hold button is the price I paid for a fully functioning batter, I call that a deal.

My Problem

Battery died in my iPod classic 160.

My Fix

not too good. I attempted to replace the battery myself and I broke the battery import. I freaked out. I ended up taking it to place nearby called advanced computer resources they were able to solder the battery import back into my iPod and they put the new battery into the iPod and it works great now.

My Advice

I am very happy with the iFixit battery so far but I will not attempt to replace a battery in my iPod again I don't trust myself.