View Full Version : ipod 3 gen battery

Apr 15, 2009, 06:49 PM
i know its kind of stupid but i have a old 20 gig i beleive its the 3rd gen the one with the 4 backlit buttons and i prefer the way it looks to the new ones but the battery died a while back . i found that the batteries are like 14 dollars so i was wondering if the installation was easy or even worth it

Scarlet Fever
Apr 15, 2009, 06:53 PM
It's pretty easy to do. Just follow the instructions at iFixit. (http://www.ifixit.com/)

Apr 15, 2009, 07:10 PM
awesome thats where i had found the parts but my brain must have melted i forgot they had guides thanks. looks pretty simple

Apr 15, 2009, 08:20 PM
It's very simple. I bought a battery for my girlfriends 3G iPod, the text was in chinese but it was simple enough to understand. The hardest bit was separating the 2 layers where you have to jam a ruler or something thin (this came with a kind of tool which resembled a hardened glue spreader from the old school days).

Apr 15, 2009, 09:19 PM
i changed the battery on my 5th gen ipod a few months ago with a battery from ipodjuice. very simple. and fun to DIY

Apr 15, 2009, 11:50 PM
ya i expected it would be i mean i have a newer ipod but i just cant get past the looks and feel of the older one plus i have had so many compliments/ offers to buy it i really like it and on top of all that it was my first ipod i was like 13 and it has my name engraved on it haha