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

Identify your iPod

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

Product Details

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

$14.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Kit Contents:

  • New 850 mAh Replacement Battery
  • Plastic Opening Tools

$13.95 Part Only

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

This option includes the battery only, no tools.

 

Compatibility

iPod 5th Generation (Video)
60 GB
80 GB
 

Stories

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My Problem

The battery to my iPod classic was draining very quickly. Seemingly I would use it for just a short time and the battery was down 50% or more. Always on a limited budget, and a firm believer in not discarding things unnecessarily, I chose to try to do the fix myself.

My Fix

The repair went well. The pictures, particularly the close-ups, the encouraging advice on the Guide really helped. I don't think I would have been able to do it without these helps. I took longer than the reported 20 minutes mainly because it was a challenge to get the cover off. (I never did anything like this before. Also nicked my finger when the plastic tool slipped.) The iPod opening tool didn't work for me in lifting up the "brown connector latch". I used regular small angled tweezers and gently lifted up the brown latch by positioning it on either side and gently pulling up. I really wonder if Steps 7, 8 & 9 should be labeled as "optional". After doing these steps and removing the old batter, I saw that I could have done it without these steps. To me, the less unnecessary fiddling around with the components, the better it is. So far so good. The cover is back on, battery is charged and I played it for a few minutes. Battery is good.

My Advice

It may help to get a magnifying glass to see those components better. Have a pair of tweezers handy. I had the guitar pick ready, but I really didn't need it to open the iPod. Also, reading the Step-By-Step Guide from beginning to end before taking the iPod apart was a help. If anyone has a broken device, I will definitely recommend them to consider ifixit before mourning their loss.

My Problem

iPod Video 60/80 Gb battery it's dead

My Fix

The repair steps was well. Only, openning was fine and patiently work.

My Advice

Open the device it's more dificult than the guide says.

My Problem

The battery was dead. The iPod didn't play reliably even when connected. I wanted to give my three year old son a possibility to listen to music for himself, because we parents are Deaf and don't need music, but was disappointed that the iPod didn't work quite right. Now I carpentered a stand and additionally bought a female-female connector for the PC speakers, and presto! my son has an audio equipment for himself.

My Fix

I needed 40 minutes to crack open the iPod. I knew that. It's not easy to open the iPod. It needs very carefully applied force to open a tiny gap, then I additionally used two knifes so that the gap stays open while working around the edge. It was a fumble. It's a pity that we humans don't have four arms. Take it easy. Really eeeaaaassssyyyy......!! Slow and patiently makes the master. Don't despair. Don't force too much with leverage. When you have the gap on three sides of the iPod, it's almost done. Some plastic pins will break slightly but this is not a problem.

The battery connector gave me a scare. I pried it open upwards (never pry sideways), then the cable fell out. It looked like the connector broke, but it's meant this way. The cable just ends flatly with four contacts. When plugging in the replacement cable just slide it in then very carefully push down the connector. You should feel a tiny weeny click.

My Advice

1. Take a short rest when you didn't manage to open the case the first time.

2. Be careful with the battery connector. Don't pry sideways!

3. IMPORTANT: The battery cable is very primitive. It just ends flat without any plug. The contacts on the end of the cable must line up exactly, however the battery connector seems to handle this for you. Just insert carefully and gently press down the connector till you feel the tiny click.

4. Don't close the iPod immediately. First charge for about one hour to be sure that the connector works.

My Problem

would no longer hold charge

My Fix

no problems. good instructions. several good videos on line, too.

My Advice

The back of the case does not have to be removed completely by disconnection of the second lead, IF only replacing the iPod battery.

On line video was particularly helpful to show how to release the latch on the battery connector cable without breaking it. A guitar pick helped hold the bottom edge of the case open while using the opening tool to go around the outside of the case.

My Problem

The battery won't charge properly. The iPod has to be plugged all the time and it dies after 10 minutes of continued use.

My Fix

Awesome experience easy to replace the battery, it took less than 5 minutes. And the tools are amazingly designed for this project.

My Advice

Read carefully the instructions, take care with the cables when you open your iPod. Good luck

My Problem

the original battery was broken.

My Fix

it was easy to repair, somebody said is isn't easy... wrong info :P

My Advice

every smart person can fix this :) if you love your classic ipod video.. fixit!!

My Problem

iPod battery died after several years of occasional use

My Fix

It was much easier than I expected. Just follow the step-by-step guide from iFixIt. Total time was around 20 minutes.

My Advice

It's easier to pry open the case using the smallest jeweler's screwdriver. It also helps to have a long nose pliers to hold the small ribbon cables.

My Problem

All you needs to do to fix your want ever in electronics. I needed a battery for my Ipod I not only got a battery but instructions how to do it and the tools to fixit

My Fix

The repair went great

My Advice

If you have a plan to fix your favorite what ever electronic device here's the place to get everything you need to get it done.

My Problem

Internal battery died. New battery was a perfect match and went in without a hitch. Total repair time less than 10 minutes.

My Fix

Works like new again

My Advice

Watch the Youtube video.

My Problem

my 80GB iPod video, which i just love, needed a new battery. It just wasn't holding any charge after a while and would only work with the power cord. the problem with that is that every time I unplugged it I'd loose my place in the album I was listening to. this annoyed me immensely. that's when I decided to get a new battery replacement.

My Fix

ordered the battery from iFixit and within a few days it was at my door steps in a very nice package, neatly arranged with the tools to do the job. After an easy 5 minutes, the battery was replaced and I was back to enjoying all the great albums I have on it...the whole 80GB of it! Thanks!

My Advice

I have told all my friends about iFixit