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Thread: Ipod needs new battery

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    Member CraftyCarolyn's Avatar
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    Wondering if anyone has every replaced a battery in an Ipod?
    Have a 4th gen, supposedly there are parts that need to be soldered, so I'm trying to decide if I should get it replaced by apple.

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    Call and find out how much the battery is and how much it would be to just buy a new one. Then go from there.

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    I considered it a while back and did some research. If you send it in to Apple, you don't get the same pod back, they send you an equivalent one (which makes me cringe, thinking of the number of people who pick their noses). Also, if your iPod is personalized with engraving or something, you lose that. Depending on your model, it will cost anywhere between $50 to $80 bucks.

    I know there is a YouTube video out there, showing you how to replace the battery (which is easily available on eBay) but I watched it and it looked too complicated for me. My husband probably would have been able to do it.

    Have you checked Apple's troubleshooting page for charging iPods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick156
    Call and find out how much the battery is and how much it would be to just buy a new one. Then go from there.
    Replacing the battery in an iPod isn't like replacing the batteries in your tv's remote control. You have to disassemble the iPod - meaning break seals, unscrew things, and be very careful with electronic connections. I found a video that shows you how to take it apart and replace the battery here. It's similar, but not the same, as the directions for my 2nd gen Pod.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpapOuNXwyc

    You can watch and decide for yourself if you want to attempt it. Good luck!

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