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GreatPurpleRobe
Feb 19, 2012, 08:50 PM
I've had my iPod video since 2006, bought it brand new. I've used it almost every day for the last 6 years. About 3 years ago I replaced the battery. That battery is now starting to go: it only holds a charge for about an hour.

My dilemma is: is it worth it to replace the battery yet again? Will I find that, if I replace the battery, the HD will just give out later in the year? What's the failure average on this generation? I have heard that the entire Classic line is getting the heave-ho pretty soon. Should I just break down and get a Touch? --GPR



miles01110
Feb 20, 2012, 12:27 AM
My dilemma is: is it worth it to replace the battery yet again?

Worth is subjective, so nobody can help you here. It sounds like you use it enough to justify the $40 or whatever it costs for another battery.

Will I find that, if I replace the battery, the HD will just give out later in the year?

Nobody can answer this.

What's the failure average on this generation?

No idea, but plenty of them still run fine.

I have heard that the entire Classic line is getting the heave-ho pretty soon. Should I just break down and get a Touch? --GPR

Up to you.

imswimmin
Feb 20, 2012, 12:15 PM
I'd suggest that you fix up your iPod video. I have the exact same one you are talking about (in black - not sure about yours) and while I don't use it as much, still keep it on my desk for its "cool" factor. If you can't justify spending the $40 or how much ever it costs to fix up the battery, then it can still sit on your desk and show off your cool factor. Or, you can consider just buying a new one altogether. You could go with either the touch or the classic, as I personally don't think either will be updated anytime soon. Who knows though? :cool:

PinkyMacGodess
Feb 20, 2012, 07:15 PM
Will I find that, if I replace the battery, the HD will just give out later in the year?

Mine worked fine until I dropped it the other day and the hard drive died. It click-whir-whir, click-whir-whir's. Wasn't there a way to hook up a compact flash drive to the iPod Video to replace the hard disk? It still works, powers up and wanted to play, just bombed the hard drive... :(

aoresteen
Feb 20, 2012, 08:25 PM
Heck yes fix it! Heres a better battery for it:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/650mAh-3-7V-New-Replacement-Repair-Battery-Tools-iPod-Video-5th-Gen-5G-30GB-/140626823869?pt=AU_Electronics_Portable_Audio_Accessories&hash=item20be030abd

Cost is $5 NEW. And most likely you can replace it yourself.

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Mine worked fine until I dropped it the other day and the hard drive died. It click-whir-whir, click-whir-whir's. Wasn't there a way to hook up a compact flash drive to the iPod Video to replace the hard disk? It still works, powers up and wanted to play, just bombed the hard drive... :(

Yes. Here ya go:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Compact-Flash-CF-Toshiba-1-8-ZIF-CE-Adapter-iPod-/260808876978?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb96ba3b2

$2 SHIPPED. I'd also get a new HD cable for $3:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/iPod-Video-5th-Gen-Hard-Drive-Connector-ZIF-Flex-Cable-/320500306727?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item4a9f4e9327

You can put a 32GB or a 65GB CF card into it. Also 128GB but those run $1,000 :confused:

64GB CF run about $120.

Or just put a NEW 120GB hard drive in it for $65:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290612724364?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

While it's open you might as well replace the battery with a higher capacity new one.

Good luck!