Replace Ipod Battery
Looking for information on how to replace iPod battery? Unfortunately, the iPod has a reputation for coming with a battery that eventually runs out of juice over time. It is actually very easy to replace the iPod battery, but if you aren't comfortable doing so, you can send your iPod into Apple for them to do it for you. It is important that you know, though, that some amount of cosmetic damage will be caused to your iPod when you open the case to replace the battery.
To replace an iPod battery, you will need:
- A replacement battery
- A flat-head 2.5-mm screwdriver
- Open the Case. The first step in replacing the battery in your iPod is to open the case. Of course, your iPod should be turned off and you want to ensure that the hold button is on. Once you have done that, go ahead and insert your screwdriver between the two sides of the case by the FireWire port. Try to push the screwdriver in as far as you can and then slide it in an upward direction until you are able to release the five clips that hold both sides of the iPod case together.
- Remove the Battery. Of course, you will have to remove the existing battery before you can install the new one. You should notice a couple of rubber strips that attach the battery to the hard drive. You will want to use your screwdriver to pry those strips up. The adhesive that holds the strips to the battery is very strong, so be patient when you are removing them. You will want to use these strips again in the next step, so do your best to ensure that they remain attached to the hard drive.
- Install the New Battery. Now that you have removed the old iPod battery, you are ready to install the new one. Due to the length of the connecting wires, the battery will only install one way, so you may have to turn it around a bit until you find the correct position. Once you have lined the battery up over the hard drive, simply reattach the adhesive strips that were holding the old battery in place.
- Reattaching the Case. The final step in replacing your iPod battery is to put the case back together. This step is the easiest of all. Simply snap the pieces back together, charge your new battery and you'll be good to go.
If your iPod is still under warranty, you may not want to replace the battery on your own, as doing so allows Apple to void your warranty. Even though it can be done, Apple did not design the iPod in a manner that allows the case to be taken apart.