Not possible to replace battery in iPod video?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by luckylisp, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I've heard it's not possible to replace the battery in the video ipods because it's affixed to the metal backplate. Is this true? I was hoping when the time came I could replace the battery myself as others have done but apparently it's impossible. So is the only way to replace it through Apple Care then?
     
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    Marky_Mark

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    I'm sure I've seen a disassembly site for the 5G and it showed the battery stuck to the backplate with an adhesive strip - shouldn't be that difficult to detach if you warm the glue with a hairdryer to soften it first. :)
     
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    Mord

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    it's glued on in the 4g ipod, i've still replaced them (in the 4g).
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, that's interesting. I myself wasn't able to find a site that sold or replaced batteries for 5th gen ipods. I did find a site (http://www.ipodjuice.com/faq.html) where they said they were still evaluating 5th gen models to see if it was possible for consumers to safely replace the battery. Hopefully it can be done.
     
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    Counterfit

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    If it can be made/manufactured/assembled, it can be undone. ;)
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha, yes, of course. :D I just meant easily by the consumer. Seems like the earlier generations were a little easier to do by yourself.
     

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