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iPod Battery Gone - Not The Battery's Fault

johnvonmutius -

iPod 5th Generation (Video)

iPod 5th Generation (Video) Battery Replacement

iPod 5th Generation (Video) Battery Replacement

20 minuten

Moderate

Mijn probleem

After many years of solid use, the battery slowly stopped holding a charge. One day, it simply wouldn't boot up long enough to be useful. After a little research, I self-diagnosed the problem as a bad battery, so I purchased a new one from iFixIt. Unfortunately, that was not the solution to my problem. Read on...

Mijn oplossing

First of all, the plastic opening tools - even at $1 each - are not worth the money. The tip of one tool broke on my second attempt to open the iPod case. I ended up having much more success with a guitar pick and a miniature screwdriver (just be careful with the screwdriver as you can easily scratch the plastic case).

After finally getting the case open, I had no problems following the guide on iFixIt. I noticed that the battery I bought wasn't really rectangular - the adhesive on the back was kind of misshapen. It seemed to fit fine, though, and I was able to put everything back together without any mishaps. Unfortunately, it turns out the battery was not the problem - at least, not the only problem. Most likely, my logic board is bad, so on to the next repair job...

Mijn advies

As mentioned, don't bother getting the plastic opening tools - try a guitar pick and a small screwdriver.

iPod Video 30 GB Replacement Battery afbeelding
iPod Video 30 GB Replacement Battery

$13.99

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