Dying iPod Battery...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by applekid, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. applekid macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2003
    I know this type of thread has been posted millions of times, but I think I have some new questions to ask. So forgive me for repeating a topic.

    So, my 3G iPod's battery is nearing its end. It went from 6-8 hours to a disappointing 3 hours. I am in search of a replacement battery. However, there's a few companies to choose from with varying disassembly instructions. Some say you need to use a flathead screwdriver and pry off at a precise point. Others have you pressing somewhere on the metal casing to pop the assembly apart. And there's the ideal one where you use some adhesive to pop one part of your iPod and being repairing.

    I'd like to ask for people's opinions on the available options that I've been looking at:
    - http://ipodbattery.com/
    - http://ipodminibattery.com/
    - http://www.ipodresq.com/detail.php?prodID=P010140
    - http://pdasmart.com/ipodpartscenter.htm
    - http://www.smalldog.com/product/46815
    - And of course, Apple's replacement service.

    Which is the best? Which should I dodge?

    I was thinking about looking at Apple's replacement service, in hopes of getting a new 4G for a replacement (since they give you refurbs of similar iPods, if I'm not mistaken), but how good are my chances?

  2. applekid thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2003
    So, nobody replaced their batteries? I see...
  3. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    I have a G1 ipod and on that ipod you pry the metal casing off with a flat screwdriver.

    I don't know how reputable all these vendors are, except smalldog (a well known dealer), aslo owc (macsales.com) are selling ipod batteries.
  4. jtgotsjets macrumors 6502


    May 20, 2004
    Lawrence, KS
    Well, if this helps you make your decision, I had my iPod replaced under warranty about 3 weeks ago, and it was still 3rd generation.
  5. applekid thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2003
    Mine is over a year old. I bought it the summer it was released.

    I'm sorta surprised not many people have replaced their iPod batteries or they're ignoring my thread because it's yet another iPod thread. :confused: :(
  6. applekid thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2003
    I'm sorry, but I'm going to have bump this again.

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