View Full Version : replacing the battery myself?

Jul 28, 2005, 07:17 AM
argh... don't get too pissed, but for the life of me i can't find that website/thread that explains in detail how to change the battery in a 3rd gen (buttons above the wheel) iPod...

i've finally had it with my 1hour battery life (no exageration) and am ready to do a little iPod surgery this weekend...

thanks for the help! :D

Jul 28, 2005, 07:18 AM
Instructions come with the new battery.

Jul 28, 2005, 07:19 AM

not the ones i've managed to find online... i'm looking for a website with pictures... a walk through of the process that an ape could follow...

Jul 28, 2005, 07:43 AM
http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/ipod/batteryreplacement/, they have good batterys, the one i got lasts 10 hours in my 3rd gen.

they also come with the correct tool and instructions.

Jul 28, 2005, 07:45 AM
i already have a battery... :rolleyes:

looking for detailed instruction on how to put the darn thing in the iPod without breaking something important... :D

edit: there is a video on the site...

Jul 28, 2005, 07:50 AM
http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=ipod+battery+replacement+instructions+3rd+gen&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 first link looks good enough.

try and use a wooden tool so as not to scratch up your ipod, also remember the bend the metal case it so it dose not stick out when you put it back together.

Jul 28, 2005, 07:52 AM
:p ah ha! precisely what i was looking for! my google searches weren't as effective... thanks the help! :D

Jul 28, 2005, 07:54 AM
I replaced the battery in my 3rd generation and i can't imagine heart surgery being any harder. The tools that came with were useless and became dull before i even got my ipod open. A pocket knife worked well and the battery was great till my iPod got stolen. Good luck!

Jul 28, 2005, 08:07 AM
The following site has battery replacement instructions for most models in pdf format and some quicktime movies too. I haven't tried to do this yet, so I have no idea how good they are.