Ipod battery has died (or dying)...

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  1. jourdo

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    Has anyone ever replaced a battery on their own? We looked into the costs to sent it in to Apple and it seems to make more sense to buy a new one.

    Any tips?
     
  2. Joe Moore

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    Battery died in my 20 GB iPod last year. I bought a refurbished 30GB iPod for $100 (buy.com) instead of paying the $70 to replace the battery.
     
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    What model do you have? If you're having battery issues it's usually much cheaper to have it replaced through Apple. Even first gen Models have a cheaper battery replacement that anything else.

    I think it's roughly $69 Canadian. So unless it's a shuffle it's usually a great deal since you get a different unit back with a 90 day warranty coverage.
     
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    It can be done, but it's pretty intensive, from what I've heard. Some models involve sodlering to the board, IIRC.
     
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    I've replaced a battery in an iPod before and it was very simple. This was one of the older 4th generation models, before they went color with video. I ordered a kit online and it was very easy; the hardest part was opening the case and they provide a tool for that. No soldering necessary even on the 5th generation models. Just open the case, plug the new battery in and you're good.
     
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    I was thinking of specifically a Touch (I mentally default to one since it's what i have), but that's good to know, as my wife has both. :) 
     
  7. jourdo

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    It was a Touch that died. I found a battery kit for around $40 online, but it involved some soldering to replace.

    We did luck out though... took the Touch into the Apple store and they replaced it with a new one (well most likely refurbished... but whatever) for nothing. We were even 90 days past warranty. Colour me surprised. Good on Apple.
     
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    On the topic, I just bought a 16gig 4th Gen Nano, and the battery power is nothing compared to my 3rd Gen. Is this normal, or should I exchange it for another?
     
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    90 Days of Phone support. 1 year hardware warranty. What are the first three characters of your serial number? I can tell ya if it's a refurb or a replacement.
     

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