iPod Video 30 GB Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF195-018

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iPod Video 30 GB Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF195-018

Product Overview

Everything you need to replace your iPod's battery.

  • Battery life not what it used to be? That doesn't mean it's time to get a new iPod. Just replace the battery and breathe new life into your music.

Compatibility

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  • 30 GB 5th Generation iPods (iPod Video)

Product Details

  • Model #: 616-0229
  • Capacity: 580 mAh

$14.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Kit Contents:

  • New 580 mAh Replacement Battery
  • Plastic Opening Tools

$13.95 Part Only

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

This option includes the replacement battery only, no tools.

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Compatibility

iPod 5th Generation (Video)
30 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

The iPod's battery would no longer hold a charge and eventually, the iPod wouldn't turn on anymore.

My Fix

The repair took me about 40 minutes - about 20 of those minutes were spent trying to get the front cover off (some of the retaining clips were very stubborn on mine). From there, it was about 10 minutes to replace the battery and 10 more minutes to put everything back together (reattaching the ribbon cables is tricky).

My Advice

Be careful (and patient) while removing the old battery. It is attached to the casing with a glob of glue. A section of the hold switch ribbon sits under the battery and it looks to be easily damaged if you're not careful while prying the old battery out.

One thing I noticed during my repair is that the replacement battery was slightly longer than the old battery. I had to reshape it a bit to get it to fit.

My Problem

It needed a new battery and head phone jack and the center clicker did not work.

My Fix

It was easy. I followed the instructions from the web site I took my time, but it just took about an hour. Piece of cake

My Advice

Take your time. The connectors in an iPod are fragile. Understand what you are going to do before you do it. Be especially careful to re-connect everything properly.

My Problem

Hard drive , battery failure and broken ear phone jack ribbon.

My Fix

Repair went flawlessly.

My Advice

Go slow, be careful and patient. Very rewarding repair to be able to complete on my own. Now I can enjoy my U2 classic again. Thank you ifixit!

My Problem

My iPod is a 5th generation iPod I received as a gift nearly ten years ago. Over the years the battery life dwindled and until recently it would only hold a charge for thirty minutes top. I was looking into buying a completely new iPod until I found the ifixit website.

My Fix

The repair looked a little more risky than I originally thought, particularly since the only battery swaps I'd performed in the past were for simple hand held appliances (i.e., AA and AAA batteries). I watched the video provided by ifixit and then went to work. It took about ten minutes to make the fix and now my iPod is back to its full battery strength of nearly nine hours. And at the end of the day the battery cost and kit saved me over $100 at least in having to buy a new iPod.

My Advice

The battery connections are more fragile than what most consumers are used to dealing with, so I would recommend that anyone who uses this just take their time and exercise care in handling the iPod.

My Problem

Dead battery

My Fix

Easy easy easy

My Advice

Follow directions

My Problem

My son in law's phone fell and the screen completely cracked.

So decided to help him and ordered the part from IFIXIT

My Fix

Installed following guide as always, have done it many times, but always follow the guides ,like pilots follow their checklist before taking off no matter how many flight hours they have.

After powering up, success ,the display looks brilliant but when trying to scroll the phone will not respond.

Went over again the install and verified each connection meticulously.

NADA.. So decided to check the connectors more closely.

Used my BAUSCH & LOMB 7X Measuring Inspection Magnifier No. 81-34-35 and found that the Digitizer connector had what looked like a solder blob .Seems a fluke from the factory.

Called IFIXIT in and spoke to Chris. Explained situation and after that he will send a new Display and I will send back the one with the defect.

Excellent service from Chris .I sent him also a photo of the "offender"

As soon the new one arrives will inspect and install.

The saga continues LOL.

Thank you IFIXIT for your service and respect.

My Advice

Well, I can say that will inspect using my BAUSCH & LOMB 7X Measuring Inspection Magnifier No. 81-34-35 before installing any part just in case to trap any possible part flaw..

Would be a very good preventive action.

My Problem

Battery wouldn't hold a charge more that an hour

My Fix

Did it in less than 3 minutes without instructions

My Advice

Don't be intimidate. Just do it!

My Problem

No battery power

My Fix

Took about 15 min after watching video.

My Advice

1. Gotta have a small glasses screwdriver to do battery install.

2. Be careful not to also have front panel come off during the separation process - the part that has the black control wheel. I did have it separate in the process but was able to put it all back in place with no problem.

My Problem

I was having an issue where my iPod classic would only run about 2 hours before going dead. I would charge it all night and the battery meter would say fully charged but would be dead in a few hours just listening to music. Feeling frustrated , I checked with apple and they said I could take to an Apple Store and get a new battery installed for about $80. I thought that was a little high so searched the web for other alternatives. That's when I found "ifixit". Read the reviews and instructions and figured I could replace the battery myself for about 1/4 the cost of an Apple Store and an hour drive to get there. So I ordered the kit and had it shipped to my house.

My Fix

I received the kit from "ifixit" within a few days. In the kit is a better and two soft tools for taking the iPod apart . I then pulled up the "ifixit" videos and followed the directions. Presto- new battery installed and working like a brand new one!

My Advice

Be sure to watch the videos on the repairs and the biggest thing is to be patient! It will seem like the iPod will not come apart but just keep working with it and it will . My total repair time was about 45 mins. That was due to taking it apart and getting the old battery out. The glue holding the old one in took a little extra time to remove. Well worth the time and money to do yourself . If I can do it, so can you. Don't rush and take your time .

My Problem

Battery never really held up its charge

My Fix

Was a bit difficult to remove the cover, I even broke a little tab... but overall, quite well.

My Advice

take your time and be carefull, you'll get there :-)