How To Change iPod Battery
Need to know how to change an iPod battery? Maybe you plugged in your iPod to charge it, only to discover the battery is dead. One thing that you do know is that you love your iPod and you listen to it daily to relax to some of your favorite tunes. You want to save money, so instead of taking it in to get it changed you decided to give it a shot and change it on your own. The iPod runs on lithium ion batteries, so it is possible to purchase a battery in the store or, better yet, online, and be able to replace it yourself.
To change an iPod battery, you will need:
- An iPod
- A replacement iPod battery
- A flat plastic device
- Purchase your iPod battery. You can search online for the make and model of your iPod to find and purchase the correct battery. You can also call around to your local electronic stores to find you who carries your iPod battery.
- Open the iPod. Try a plastic knife or guitar pick. Pry open just one edge of the iPod, then slide the plastic device across the iPod. This should allow you to pop open the iPod without damaging the case. Be careful separating the front and the back, and do not pull too hard. Some iPods have ribbons connecting the two parts of the case.
- Locate the and remove the battery. If there is a ribbon attached, there may be a small plastic bar over where the ribbon cable meets the connection on the circuit board. Gently unclip the ribbon and lift up the bar, or remove the cable from the connector by lifting it up with your fingers. The ribbon cable will become loose. Gently lift the iPod battery up and out of the iPod.
- Install the new iPod battery. Connect the ribbon back into place. If needed, put the plastic bar back over the ribbon cable. Be careful to make sure everything is put back into place correctly.
- Close the iPod. Press the front and back of the iPod together firmly until it fastens or snaps close. You can use a small amount of glue for an additional adhesive. Charge your iPod battery and you are ready to enjoy it again.