iPod Video 60/80 GB Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF195-028

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iPod Video 60/80 GB Replacement Battery

$14.95

Product code: IF195-028

Product Overview

Using batteries replaces the age-old practice of squeezing bodybuilders, jalapeños, and kings into electronics to give them power. Pass up potentates for a pack of potency today with our iPod Video 60/80 GB replacement battery.

This battery is thicker than the battery in the 30 GB iPod Video and is incompatible with that model. If you are looking for a battery for a 30 GB iPod Video you can find it here.

Compatibility

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  • 60 or 80 GB 5th Generation iPods (iPod Video)

Product Details

  • Model #: 616-0232
  • Capacity: 850 mAh

$14.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

Kit Contents:

  • New 850 mAh Replacement Battery
  • Plastic Opening Tools

$13.95 Part Only

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

This option includes the battery only, no tools.

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Compatibility

iPod 5th Generation (Video)
60 GB
80 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

my phone's battery getting low and only give me half day usage.

My Fix

yes, got watch instructions from ifixit. do it carefully. you'll success.

My Advice

yes, got watch instructions from ifixit. do it carefully. you'll success.

My Problem

I had this iPod video for years(8+) in my car always pluged in to the radio. Well hot cold hot cold the battery just grew and grew.

My Fix

Got my part and the tools and started just like they said to, well tried. The battery had caused so my force that I was never able to open the unit the clasps were so tight that they would not give way I ended up bending the case with the plastic tools till all at once it just POPPED open and I lost my hard drive to the crash but all aside I did put the new battery in before putting it into it grave with a broken heart :(

My Advice

Swollen battery get someone that's done a swollen battery once before so you have more of a chance.

My Problem

The battery was going dead with my iPod. Considering that it is almost eight years I was not surprised.

It would launch and then shut off immediately.

My Fix

Smooth. Be sure and order the replacement kit with your battery order -- unless you already have the plastic tools for splitting the case open.

My Advice

If it is your first time to do this, be sure to look up the instructions on iFixit to make sure you get ti right. With a little patience, it is pretty simple.

My Problem

I listen to audiobooks during the night when I cannot sleep. My mind does not churn and it helps me to go back to sleep. Of course, then I need to figure out where I dropped off. It died and I cannot afford a new one, so I thought I would try. I am 73 and I thought what the heck, I cannot have one because I did not try or I can break it further in the attempt and still not have one or I can have my iPod back and the nights easier. Guess what, IT WORKS!

My Fix

We followed your video which was very clear. It actually was easy.

My Advice

If you have clumsy hands as I do, get someone with steadier hands and work together. I read directions and she did the work. Wonders what working together can do.

My Problem

my ipod video just failed with a "battery too low to start" message. does not even work while plugged in.

My Fix

very easy and smooth. was much easier then expected.

My Advice

tricky to put back cables.

My Problem

My iPod quit working, after searching for a reason, found a possible answer on iFixit...bad battery.

My Fix

First battery did not work...so I went to the answer blog and after chatting with "oldturkey", who answered my question and suggested it may still be the battery. I called iFixit and the person who helped me reported that yes, it could have been a bad battery, sent me another and suggested I call if this one did not work and iFixit will help troubleshoot and to please take the old batteries to a recycling place. I just replaced the battery

and the iPod whirred back to life!! I'm very happy!! THANK YOU iFixit!!

My Advice

I read most all of the advice from others, so I knew to start at the bottom of the iPod...so read the advice section before you attempt anything so that you will not mess up your device.

My Problem

Even though this iPod should be retired, I wanted to see if I could fix it. And after years of daily use, the battery life was down to about six hours. I saw how cheap you were selling replacement batteries and decided to go for it.

My Fix

I wouldn't even have known where to start without your website. I took the back off and replaced the battery. Then I had to go buy a new precision screwdriver since I never can find the old one. I took the front part off and there was a little piece of felt or something under the button that was off-center. I moved it back to the center and my button works again. I put it back together and everything seemed to work when it was plugged in, but when I unplugged it it didn't work. I had to take it apart about five times before I could get the battery cable to stay in place. I think it was because of the tape on the battery. I cut the tape so the cable could lay flat and that seems to have fixed it.

My Advice

It was much cheaper and easier than I thought it would be. If I had taken it to be repaired it would have cost three or four times as much.

My Problem

Both my iPhone4 and iPod 5th Gen needed new batteries since the OEM parts were not longer up to par and would die shortly after being off the charger.

My Fix

iPhone went just as the tutorial guide outlined. No issues what so ever and was done in under ten minutes.

iPod went smooth until I realized that the connector for the battery cable was not a "latch" like described and it went somewhere in the abyss under my desk. No fault but my own, but this will add another week or more until I can get a replacement part.

My Advice

Follow the guides step by step! Pay attention to any insignificant piece you might think is attached because some may only be held on by pressure and are small enough to lose indefinitely. In other words, pay attention to what your doing, unlike me :D and do it on a big open clean table just in case something breaks loose.

My Problem

The battery wouldn't charge.

My Fix

Smoothly. Getting the cover off was a little tricky, but after that it was as easy as pie.

My Advice

The connector that holds the ribbon cable has a lock, as mentioned in the instructions. The latch is pulled up from the ipod to release it. The description was a little vague on that.

My Problem

My IPOD Video 80GB would no longer work unless it was docked - even though the battery indicater showed full charge, so I knew that the battery was probably dead. I dreaded having to shell out $250 for a new IPOD (even though I could use the larger capacity) so I looked around online to see if it was possible to replace the battery, and researched youtube videos to see if I could do it myself and what tools I'd need. I chose ifixit because of the 6 month battery warranty (OEM batteries can be notoriously hit or miss). I found cheaper batteries elsewhere but the warranty sealed the deal - most other places have only a 90 day warranty. I also did a search for ifixit coupons and found a code for $5 off, so overall I ended up saving anyway.

My Fix

I ordered the battery (and toolkit) and was pleased to receive it 4 days sooner than I expected (only 2 business days with USPS first class). I studied every youtube video I could find on how to replace the battery, and read the ifixit guide. Honestly, the videos helped much more than the guide...just because for this a video is better at showing exactly how to take the IPOD apart. But the guide on ifixit does follow closely with the procedures shown in youtube videos. I carefully started opening the IPOD wondering if I would have one that would be really stuck together like I heard about. As I explain below, the IPOD came apart easily using a few hints picked up in the videos, and lifting the battery out was easy too since I knew where the headphone cable was located because I researched ahead of time. The battery cable clip was no problem either, having been warned about it during my research and unlocking it precisely how the online guides tell you to. Case open, battery out, battery in, case closed....it was that easy. 10-15 minutes and most of that was just taking care to go slowly and gently.

My Advice

Youtube videos suggest to push slightly on the center of the back shiny panel when you start to insert the pry tool. This is helpful because it will buldge out the sides where the clips are, and allows easier entry for the pry tools and probably helped to "break the seal" on the clips that had never been opened before. Running the pry tool along the side of the IPOD, then along the bottom and top as the side clips disengaged, and twisting the pry tool more gradually as you go back to the side after the bottom and top clips disengage basically popped the back panel right off. My IPOD was much easier to open than I anticipated. The ifixit procedure calls for lifting up the HDD and disengaging the headphone cable, thus seperating the two halves of the IPOD. The youtube videos did not include those steps just to replace only the battery so I did NOT seperate the halves, it is not required for a battery replacement, and I don't recommend doing it because you don't want to chance unnecessary damage. One of the videos showed prying the battery free of the adhesive from the top side of the battery near the hold switch, instead of the bottom. I found this wise because the headphone cable under the battery runs along the bottom side of the battery, and you could damage it. I did a combination of lifting with the pry tool on the bottom side of the battery away from the cable, and on the top side being careful to only twist the pry tool and not lever it against the hold switch or the top of the case. The battery popped out pretty easily - with only two small adhesive stips holding it. The OEM replacement has a 3M adhesive strip covering the entire bottom of the battery. Although the video said use the existing adhesive to reattach the battery, and neither guide mentions any adhesive strip on the new battery, I decided to peel off the backing the use the new adhesive strip. I don't anticipate changing the battery again, but it is a concern as there is much more adhesive on the OEM battery so it might be harder to remove IF there is a next time. I had no problem with the tiny brown clip, and finessing it loose to free the cable was what I found most useful in watching a video over reading the ifixit procedure. I definently recommend watching a video showing how, and how not, to use the pry tools on the case, and how to work the brown clip. The ifixit guide simply says "repeat in reverse" to reassemble the IPOD. But it is worth noting, and the videos show this, that you should put the IPOD face down on a flat surface then press the shiny back cover back on evenly until the clips engage. I picked it up and did press around the edges afterwards to make sure it was secure. But you don't want to take a chance and crack the screen or hurt the click wheel....so keep it on a flat surface. Overall, this repair took me about 10 minutes, most of that time spent just going very slowly and carefully so that I wouldn't break anything. This saved me so much money replacing the battery, and I feel confident having made this choice because the battery has a 6 month warranty. I wasn't too nervous doing this because if the IPOD broke, I would have had to buy a new one anyway so risking $15 to try a battery switch was well worth it. And having it be a success makes it totally worth it.