iPod Video 30 GB Replacement Battery

$13.95

Product code: IF195-018

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iPod Video 30 GB Replacement Battery

$13.95

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

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

Kit Contents:

  • New 580 mAh Replacement Battery
  • Plastic Opening 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 5th Generation (Video)
30 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

Old lady's iPod stopped charging. Naturally, iFixit came to mind for repair guide and necessary parts.

My Fix

Nice and breezy. iFixit provided simple step by step guide to take the old iPod apart. It was especially easy to do with the tool-kit I purchased along with the battery from iFixit

My Advice

Just be very gentle when you pry open the iPod apart. It takes some patience, but it's very easy to do. Otherwise, very straight forward.

My Problem

My ipod lasted about half an hour before the battery died.

My Fix

Once I realised the tools that came with the kit were nearly useless. The small blade of my Swiss army knife was much more useful, without scratching the ipod.

My Advice

small blades work better than the tools.

My Problem

Battery was bad. iPod wouldn't boot at all

My Fix

Swiftly. I had it repaired in under 5 minutes

My Advice

Be sure that you remember to push the battery clip down.

My Problem

Battery wasn't holding a charge, would work when plugged in but even that was getting spotty.

My Fix

Did the full tear down twice as I had issues with the restore process and thought I screwed something up. First time took 20-30 minutes second time only took a couple. Directions were excellent.

My Advice

Luckily I ran across another post on ifixit talking about the different boot modes available on the ipod. Did the test mode to check everything out then rebooted. Took a couple times, not sure why, but eventually it was just working again.

My Problem

All functions active, but the the Ipod would not turn on unless plugged in.

My Fix

The repair went smoothly, except as noted by others, the plastic tools were easily damaged. In the end I found an old electronic adjustment tool that has a wide flat blade to insert into the gap, then I used the plastic tool to slide around the gap. Replacing the battery cured the problem and the old battery was bulging but not leaking.

My Advice

Make sure that your are using the correct guide. I found the photos to be very helpful and exact. I did not remove the ribbon cable from the ear bud port. Patience and a light touch are best.

My Problem

My ipod battery could not hold its charge completely.

My Fix

Very easy. It took about 10 minutes. The tools provided are not very hard plastic so I guess thats why ifixit sends 2. Had to use a guitar pick to open the ipod case.

My Advice

Be careful with the battery connector lock. Its really delicate. When pulling it up I broke one little bit of it. Fortunately the lock still presses on the conector and everything works perfectly.

My Problem

My ipod basically only worked when plugged in, and even in that case, if I left it in my car and it got cold, the battery would die so hard it would take half an hour of being plugged in before the device would turn on

My Fix

It's a good thing 2 of the same tool are provided because during the course of trying to remove the faceplate, the tool got bent and twisted beyond use. I ended up getting tiny bits of blue plastic from the tool inside my ipod.

The center button of the wheel came loose almost immediately and was tricky to line up and hold in place when lining up the faceplate during reassembly.

There was no mention that the faceplate was held on by 4 screws that require an eyeglass screwdriver to remove - because I wasn't aware of this, I had to beast it and ripped the plastic out from behind the screws.

Then when I got to the removal of the first ribbon cable, I was perplexed by the fact that on my ipod there is no latch like in the instructions. I ended up just taking a chance and pulling on that first ribbon cable until it came out, then luckily when it came time to put it back in I just made sure to line it up straight and pushed it back in. This is the cable for the aux jack, so I tested it by plugging in some headphones after reassembly and confirmed it does still work.

My Advice

Update instructions with variations. It sounds like I'm not the only one who's ipod was different than the one used to make the instructions. It should also be mentioned that the new battery has its own adhesive, and you need to remove the protective backing to expose this adhesive - that part was a little unclear

My Problem

Dead battery

My Fix

Very easy! No problems

My Advice

Take your time and read the instructions!

My Problem

The iPod would not power up even when plugged into a USB charger. The battery was lasting for only a short time before finally after sitting unused for a while it would not power up. I like to repair rather than throw out so I bought a new battery.

My Fix

The repair went exactly as the guide said it would. It was a challenge, as indicated, to get it a part but the rest was easy. It powered up with a full battery as soon as I put it together.

My Advice

The guide said it was hard to get it apart but hang in there. That kept me trying. It helped that I have strong finger nails. Read carefully and do what the guide says.

My Problem

This device was seven years old, and didn't want to spend the $$$ to replace, so the most cost-effective option...battery replacement.

My Fix

The repair went surprisingly well. It was a bit tough separating the panels due to my impatience, but after an hour...the device works like new.

My Advice

I'd say make the opening tools a bit stronger. I managed to break both of them :/