2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 30, 2012 7:33 AM by battegirl207
KeimpeKim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have an older Ipod with what seems to be a dead battery.  How do you replace them?

iPod classic
  • 1. Re: How do I replace the battery in my older IPod
    planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,270 points)

    Use the guides over at http://www.ifixit.com/Device/iPod to walk you through the process.  The site also offers the replacement parts, although you can find them much cheaper at other online sites and resellers.



  • 2. Re: How do I replace the battery in my older IPod
    battegirl207 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was able to find an all-in-one kit specific to my older ipod at my local electronic store (Micro Center.)

    The kit cost $20 (a couple years ago) and included all the tools I'd need to take apart the unit, the new battery, and a CD-ROM with a step-by-step video. I think it even included a sleeve to mail in the old battery for recycling.

    It was easy, cheap, and kinda fun! My ipod works great to this day. Highly recommend it!

    One thing I wish I had asked before doing this: Do they sell memory upgrade kits for older ipods? If so, it would have been best to change out that component while I had the unit open. Since they're not really meant to be opened by the user, I don't think I'll dare open it up a second time. Just some food for thought.