Ipod Nano Battery Replacement
Ipod Nano battery replacement is a moderately challenging process that takes some skill and precision. If the device is still covered under warranty, the battery is eligible for professional replacement. Out of warranty batteries are also eligible for professional replacement for a modest fee if the user is uncomfortable with the process.
To replace an iPod Nano's battery you will need:
- Replacement battery
- Replacement battery kit
- Razor blade
- From the replacement batter kit, take the tool with the wide edge from the replacement kit and stick it between the edges of the seam. The seam on the iPod Nano runs along each side and is the line of demarcation between the top and bottom covers.
- Slide the wide edged tool across the seam until you hear the top separate from the bottom cover. The top cover should make three or four snapping sounds as the tool separates the iPod Nano covers from each other.
- Remove the backing from the top cover. Once the backing is removed from the top cover, set it aside.
- Turn the top cover over so the internal logic or circuit board is visible. The iPod Nano's battery should be visibly attached on the interior of the circuit board. Be careful not to touch the electrical connections on the circuit board since the components are sensitive and shock damage might occur.
- Remove the battery by sliding the narrow edge replacement kit tool underneath one of its edges. The iPod Nano's battery should gently pop out of its resting place on the circuit board. Make sure that the top cover is held along its edges as a precaution.
- Gently pry the battery loose. Lift the battery from its resting place and hold it alongside its edges. Please note that the iPod's battery will still be connected to the wires.
- Cut and splice the battery wires with a razor blade. The old battery will be fully disconnected from the circuit board. Take the replacement battery and splice its wires with a razor blade so they can be twisted together with the circuit board's wires.
- Match up the wires on the circuit board with the wires on the replacement battery by color. Twist the matching wires together.
- Cover the spliced wires with a small piece of electrical tape. The iPod Nano's replacement battery's spliced wires will need electrical tape in order to seal the connection. Make sure the tape is not too bulky so that the coverings will snap back into place properly. Make sure the replacement battery is seated back onto the circuit board.
- Align the iPod's top cover with the bottom and snap them back into place.