30 minuten - 2 uren
For a while now my black iPod Classic (120 GB) had been displaying an empty battery screen regardless of how long I charged it. I figured this meant that the battery was shot - sure enough, I was correct.
With Apple's most recent broadside release of new products the Classic has been quietly discontinued and the click-wheel's iconic functionality has been laid to rest.
The professional repair in a store would have cost me north of $60, so I took to the internet in search of a better deal.
I received my order only a day and a half after placing it, which put me in a great mood to begin this small project. The package arrived in a small cardboard box that wasted no material with the tools and replacement parts that were enclosed.
The online instructions along with the reference pictures was extremely helpful in disassembling my iPod, a process which Apple truly seems to have designed to be somewhat difficult without the right guidance.
Once pulled apart, I was surprised at how easy it was to replace the battery, which was already at half charge when I closed up the iPod, and I was immediately able to listen to music.
The plastic tools used to pry open the rear case seemed as though they might break or deform if used incorrectly. Be careful not to bend or warp them when you make the first insertion. Other than that the online instructions were very comprehensive.