Ipod Mini "B"

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  1. waynepixel macrumors regular

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    Hi all

    I have been looking for the video on cnet.com, which showed how to replace the Ipod Mini Batterie. Does anyone have a link to this video, or could some one advise how to go about replacing the Batterie.

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  2. waynepixel thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

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    As far as I know the mini is not user-serviceable AT ALL...

    I mean the iPod could pop open but the mini is ... well the white part doesn't like... slide out...
     
  4. waynepixel thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know it can be done because I have seen the video. I just cannot find the video.
     
  5. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    As far as I know, CNet only has a video for replacing the 1,2,3,4G standard ipods. The mini is designed in such a way that it cannot be opened by standard means. ;)
     
  6. waynepixel thread starter macrumors regular

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    RIGHT. I am just going to have to prove you all wrong then?
     
  7. jamdr macrumors 6502a

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    Um, wtf? Of course it's possible to replace the battery in an iPod mini yourself. I don't know if there's some friendly how-to video on the internet, but do you really need one? Just get some pointy, plastic thing and pop off the top, then slide the case off. It's probably easier to do with the mini than with full-sized iPod.
     
  8. jamdr macrumors 6502a

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    Here, check out this link. You actually have to pop off the top and bottom. It really doesn't look too hard, though I've never done it myself.
     
  9. mojohanna macrumors 6502a

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    Actualy it is more complicated that "just poppong off the top and the bottom. If you do a search on past issues of Macworld or Macaddict, there is a how to article on replacing the mini battery. It involves using a hair dryer to loosen up the glue that holds the case on to the inner part. Think of the metal outside as a sleeve that slides over the white plastic piece.
    I am looking thru a few of my back issues and cant find the date, but it was sometime in 2004 shortly after the mini's came out.
    I would not just go in there and start prying the case off and I would definitely say it is HARDER to open the mini than the traditional iPods. The article made specific mention of damage to the hold switch and headphone jack if you were not extremely careful in what you were doing......
     
  10. jamdr macrumors 6502a

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    You're probably right, but I would say that you have to be extremely careful either way. There is a chance you could mess up any iPod by opening it up. If you are not the catious, patient type I wouldn't be replacing your own battery to begin with. If you do go ahead with opening the iPod mini, I wouldn't blow hot air on it. Just make sure you get a soft, flexible plastic tool (to avoid scratching) and pry the top and bottom off gently. It's all about using the right tool--if it doesn't seem to be working, stop and find something else.
     
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  12. jamdr macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, no offense, I know you're new here but you want to try reading the thread before posting a link that was already posted further up? :rolleyes: The question is now, is it safe?
     
  13. uburoibob macrumors regular

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    oops! Sorry. I DID read through all the threads, but because the destination of the link wasn't called out, just mentioned as LINK, I didn't see that it was the same. And of course, I don't always have the time to explore every generic link in every thread. My bad. Sorry to have angered you so...
     

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