replacing the battery myself?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by gwuMACaddict, Jul 28, 2005.

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    gwuMACaddict

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    argh... don't get too pissed, but for the life of me i can't find that website/thread that explains in detail how to change the battery in a 3rd gen (buttons above the wheel) iPod...

    i've finally had it with my 1hour battery life (no exageration) and am ready to do a little iPod surgery this weekend...

    thanks for the help! :D
     
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    gwuMACaddict

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    :confused:

    not the ones i've managed to find online... i'm looking for a website with pictures... a walk through of the process that an ape could follow...
     
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    gwuMACaddict

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    i already have a battery... :rolleyes:

    looking for detailed instruction on how to put the darn thing in the iPod without breaking something important... :D

    edit: there is a video on the site...
     
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    :p ah ha! precisely what i was looking for! my google searches weren't as effective... thanks the help! :D
     
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    I replaced the battery in my 3rd generation and i can't imagine heart surgery being any harder. The tools that came with were useless and became dull before i even got my ipod open. A pocket knife worked well and the battery was great till my iPod got stolen. Good luck!
     
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    The following site has battery replacement instructions for most models in pdf format and some quicktime movies too. I haven't tried to do this yet, so I have no idea how good they are.

    http://www.ipoddoctor.co.uk/
     

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