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Old Feb 19, 2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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iPod Video 30GB -- battery replacement

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
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 12:27 AM   #2
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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.

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Will I find that, if I replace the battery, the HD will just give out later in the year?
Nobody can answer this.

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What's the failure average on this generation?
No idea, but plenty of them still run fine.

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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.
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 12:15 PM   #3
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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?
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 07:15 PM   #4
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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...
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 08:25 PM   #5
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Heck yes fix it! Heres a better battery for it:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/650mAh-3-7V-...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-Flas...item3cb96ba3b2

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

http://www.ebay.com/itm/iPod-Video-5...item4a9f4e9327

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

64GB CF run about $120.

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

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290612724364...84.m1423.l2649

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

Good luck!
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