iPod battery replacements with these easy instructions. Please be warned that although replacing the battery is easy, it will nullify your warranty with Apple. I don’t want to be deemed liable for the harm done to your iPod because of this article, so do this at your own stake.
Things you should realize before replacing your iPod battery:
1. Apple has an official out-of-warranty battery replacement program for $59 + $6.95 shipping in the United States(see Europe and Canada pricing). The policy requires that you send in your iPod (any model), and Apple will change the battery and ship it to you for $59 plus handling and shipping. Technically, Apple in reality exchanges your whole unit with an equivalent original model or factory-refurbished model in a brand new cover, with its own 90-day service warranty; if it was previously engraved by Apple, it will be engraved again.
2. The iPod warranty is one year but you can expand it for two years with AppleCare Protection Plan for iPod. Various merchants have inexpensive extended warranty coverage available and often these programs purely change the product with a corresponding new unit.
3. Over the course of time, the battery will not hold the same degree of charge as when it was newly bought. This is natural, and occurs to all lithium ion batteries. This gradual degradation will not affect, or be noticed by, most users during the life of their iPod. %Yet%, based on usage, environmental factors, and several other variables, some heavy users may observe a great degradation than others. It is important to understand that this is the exact same degradation that would occur with any lithium ion battery employed in any laptop, cell phone, portable music player, etc.
4. The iPod’s cover is not designed to be opened, so, in that respect, it’s not what would in general be referred to as “user-replaceable”. Yet, with the proper set of tools you can change the iPod battery yourself and avert all the trouble by going through Apple.
Step 1 – Procure an iPod battery online or in a retail shop nearest you. iPod batteries can be bought for as low as $11. You have to be sure that the replacement battery you buy is for your iPod.
Step 2 – Turn off your iPod and set the hold button to the on position. Take a flathead screwdriver, as thin as possible but oftentimes the retail store that sends you the battery will give you a tool. In any case, you must open up the unit by putting the tool or screwdriver between the plastic and the metal. Once you sense a clip, pry it ever so gently. Continue around the iPod, opening each latch.
Step 3 – You are going to have to employ that tool or screwdriver again to extract the battery from the hard drive. Once taken out, unplug it from the board.
Step 4 – Connect in the newly bought battery to the board of the iPod (where you unconnected the old battery) and set it on the glue that remained on the hard drive. Make sure that the battery and the wires are set properly so you can actually close the iPod. Snap the cover back together, you’ll hear it when it’s finished!
Step 5 – Switch on and charge the device. That’s it and your iPod battery is successfully replaced.