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Registered: ‎02-18-2009

I pod battery replacement

If i were to purchase a battery from apple for my daughters Ipod  can i replace it or is it impossible???

 

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Re: I pod battery replacement

You can, but I would not advise it unless you are experienced in repairing electronics. You're going to need to pop the iPod open, desolder the old battery, and solder on the new battery. With the new iPods, it's a lot harder, because they aren't just two pieces that are easy to open anymore.
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Re: I pod battery replacement

LOL you say that as if the older ones were simple to open.

 

But yes to agree with BBYM, for the average consumer, it is basically impossible to successfully change it yourself.





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Re: I pod battery replacement

Hi there Hello,

iPod batteries are not user-accessible parts.  This is not to say that you cannot do it, but it is a higher risk option than professional repair.  If the iPod is less than a year old and covered by Apple's warranty, the battery should be replaced at no expense.  The unit can be taken to Geek Squad® for service, or you can contact Apple directly.  If you have a Performance Service Plan or Geek Squad® Black Tie Protection, I’d recommend visiting your local store at your next convenience.

If you don’t have a protection plan, the battery replacement service is still available to you, but at a fee.  Again, either Geek Squad® or Apple can render that service.  If you have the work professionally done, you can be assured that it will be done correctly and at no risk to your product as repairs through either party are warranted against defect in materials and workmanship.

I hope this helps.
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John, I have been following this customer for a week or so, and they have posted additional messages. This customer put her daughter's iPod through the washing machine, which ruined the battery. That is why she is asking if she can install a battery herself. The iPod has water damage and so a battery replacement is the least of her problems. I've already advised her to buy a new iPod.
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As strange as this may seem, about a year ago my 15 year old washed her iPod in our front loader.  It was totally dead, and you could see a water mark on the screen.  She kept it because it was engrave, and of course, she was devastated, and I bought her a new one.  Two weeks ago she lost her new one, and dug out her old, waterlogged one.  Suprise...it worked fine!  The screen is not viewable but she is able to listen to music.  I don't know how it started working again, but it really surprised me!

 

Just thought I would share!

 

Dorothy

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Some* electronics recover from water as long as the power source is immediately removed. I've had a couple cell phones endure water damage and come out fine if I removed the battery. A trick I did learn was to put the phone in a sock, ball it up, and put it in the dryer with a load of launder on "Air Fluff". It worked about 50/50.

 

 

 

*Note : Some does not mean I'm saying it'll work for yours if you're reading this. I'm just saying it's worth a shot.





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Re: I pod battery replacement

So Dorothy, she has a 20GB iPod shuffle now!
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Registered: ‎02-18-2009

Re: I pod battery replacement

thank you for your help
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Registered: ‎02-18-2009

Re: I pod battery replacement

Thanks for your input