Replace iPod touch battery?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by marcelo4527, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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  2. macrumors newbie

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    as long as you can solder well you should see good results.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    I can tell you, it's not an easy job to tear open an iPod Touch without breaking anything. Good luck with that.
     
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    There are a lot of stories online of these cheap batteries exploding or catching fire while being charged. I wouldn't attempt it myself.

    You can get a new battery installed by Apple for $79 plus $6.95 shipping. That's the way I would go.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/replacements.html

    iPod Owners

    Your one-year warranty includes replacement coverage for a defective battery. You can extend your coverage to two years from the date of your iPod purchase with the AppleCare Protection Plan for iPod. During the plan’s coverage period, Apple will replace the battery if it drops below 50% of its original capacity. If it is out of warranty, Apple offers a battery replacement for $49 (iPod shuffle), $59 (iPod nano and classic), $79 (iPod touch) plus $6.95 shipping, subject to local tax. Apple disposes of your battery in an environmentally friendly manner.
     
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    Which makes you think... who would get an iPod shuffle battery replacement when you can get a new one for the same price. :cool:
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    It's my old iPod touch 3rd generation, I have a newer one and I would never pay that much to get my battery exchanged!

    I saw I whole bunch of guides, videos, and reviews of people who have done, and my conclusion is that if you know how to do it, then it shouldn't have a problem :)
     

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