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

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

Fix Kit Contents:

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

Additional Required Tools:

$13.95 Part Only

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

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

Needed a new battery for my IPOD classic with video. Ordered the battery replacement kit w/ the extra tools.

My Fix

Repair was pretty easy. Unfortunately I had the IPOD model that was a little more challenging to crack open vs other IPODS. Once I got it open. Battery replacement was a breeze. The tools that came in the kit did the job nicely. Thanks!

My Advice

The plastic tools can be a little flimsy but they serve their purpose.

My Problem

My iPhone 3gs screen went white, I need it for work. So that's why I ordered from iFixit.

My Fix

Some steps I had to read twice, but once I got it in my head how to do it, it was easy.

My Advice

Make sure you have the right item, iFixit can help, then read the directions carefully.

My Problem

My 80gb got to where it would only power on when plugged into a wall outlet. The battery was so dead not even a USB could power it on (I would just get the 'please wait' screen when using USB).

My Fix

It took about 20 minutes to get the iPod open, but it was a breeze from there, and it just snapped backed together. I bent the side of the iPod when breaking it open, but it's barely noticeable. The new battery works like a charm. I put the iPod on shuffle for about 4 hours this weekend and the battery's only about 25% down.

My Advice

Like many others, I ended up having to use something other than the included tools to open the iPod. The plastic tools included in the kit just snapped. I used an exacto knife and a small flat head screwdriver to open the case.

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My Problem

My 7th generation Ipod, with 120 GB and over 15,000 songs on it would eventually only hold a charge for approximately ten minutes. After much deliberation I asked Apple what my options were. They told me that because the Ipod was over five years old it was considered "vintage" and they could no longer replace or repair it and kindly suggested I buy a new Ipod (maximum storage capacity of 64GB, definitely going to be Ipod Touch, and uhh 10% off of 300? so I basically save on the tax pshhh). I decided that I would bring my best friend back to life. My Ipod has been with me through my tumultuous college career, my multiple study abroad trips and countless of other experiences that bonded us for life. I feel closer to this Ipod than I do many people that I know. I refused to trade it in for a mere $30 off of a newer version that should be ashamed of the amount of storage it has.

My Fix

The repair was stressful; I laughed and cried and perspired for about and hour and a half and then I closed it back up and it turned on right away! The videos on youtube and the step by step advice provided by iFixit was great! The only thing that was different about my experience was the amount of dirt and sand inside my Ipod. This didn't affect the repair but the wear and tear on the outside of the Ipod caused problems as I opened the device. You see, the corners of my Ipod were practically welded into one solid piece!

My Advice

Advice: Don't let anyone tell you that your 120 GB Ipod is worth only $30 off a newer, crappier version!! Send positive thoughts throughout the process and tell your Ipod that you love it.

My Problem

iPod unused for a while and could not figure if it was the battery or the hard drive. With the input of one of your customers I figured it was the battery.

My Fix

I ordered the tools from you guys changed the battery and the iPod works!

My Advice

Listen to the ones that have been there>

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My Problem

My Ipod battery was completely dead so I couldn't use my Ipod even on a dock.

My Fix

I was scared to open it because it was written that it was very precise and difficult but it went very well as I made it slowly and carefully. What a great joy when the battery was in place and it worked ! I am so grateful to ifixit. Thank you so much to have made that possible ! My Ipod is as new !!!!

My Advice

I read many times the advice with fotos on your site to understand very well how to do it, and I also watched the video http://youtu.be/6aQn-HkvtvM . I didn't use the plastic tools provided by ifixit because they are not solid. I used two cutters. Thanks again to ifixit and to the people who made these guides !

My Problem

My iPod Classic was starting to show its age with the battery barely holding much of a charge, couldn't listen to any albums without it nearly dying most of the time. Instead of investing in a new player I felt like repairing the iPod myself since I had an idea how to do it.

My Fix

Great, though the iPod itself is a bit dinged up though that was mostly because of my doing than the tools given by the kit. The battery works, though I accidentally tore the ribbon the hold switch is connected to but I will replace that soon enough.

My Advice

Make sure you know what you are doing and be careful to not ding up your iPod.

My Problem

I own two ipod classics that stopped holding a charge. After the 80gb died I bought a 160gb. After a couple of years it died too. Since classics are discontinued by Apple I figured I'd give the repair a shot.

My Fix

I ordered two batteries + tool kits. Classics are pretty hard to open just as expected. The results are mixed. I got the 160gb working woohoo! The 80gb was a fail :( 1 for 2. Maybe I got a bad battery or did something wrong for the 80gb. btw, I did the 160gb first, that's the one now working.

update: a week later my 160gb that was working isn't holding a charge anymore. It worked perfectly a few times, and then the charge held less and less after each charging.

My Advice

It's possible to replace an ipod classic battery with no experience. It's takes time, patience and research. The blue non marring tools broke. I used a tiny flat head, hobby tweezers and the OTHER tools the kit came with. I didn't use the suggested putty knife but I think it's a good idea.

My Problem

I've got this iPod Classic from a friend of mine, but the battery lasts just a bunch of minutes. So I decided to replace it!

My Fix

The repair has gone good, though my LCD display broke up during the process because I used too much force while opening the case (the screen was already damaged). Next item to be replaced of course!

My Advice

Follow the guide! It was perfect

My Problem

The battery in my old, second-hand iPod was dead, and several friends recommended iFixit's repair kit, which was inexpensive and quickly delivered.

My Fix

The replacement was much more difficult than I expected! After about a half hour of effort, I hadn't even managed to open the iPod case. I'm fairly handy, so I was surprised by this. I didn't want to wreck the iPod, so I decided to outsource the job to a friend of a friend who's a gadget freak. He did the whole replacement in about fifteen minutes.

My Advice

Don't underestimate this repair job. It's not for the faint hearted!