1st Gen iPod battery replacement?

2A Batterie

macrumors 6502a
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Jun 9, 2004
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Out of a Suitcase, USA
My grandmother is a music teacher with a 1st generation iPod that has recently died. She doesn't need to store a great amount of music on her iPod (she only uses about 2-3gb), so I'm wary about telling her to get a bigger iPod. Would it be more practical to replace the battery or buy an iPod Mini? Would it make sense to replace a battery on a first generation iPod or is this an unreliable method?
 

Bear

macrumors G3
Jul 23, 2002
8,089
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Sol III - Terra
I replaced the battery on my 1st gen iPod. I used the high capacity battery that is $40 + tax and/oror shipping (depending on where you get from).

It was fairly simply to do and I now get a 20ish hour battery life with the high capacity battery. If there is nothing else wrong with it, go for the battery. The iPod mini will be harder to replace the batter in when it too eventually dies.
 

2A Batterie

macrumors 6502a
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Jun 9, 2004
622
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Out of a Suitcase, USA
Bear said:
I replaced the battery on my 1st gen iPod. I used the high capacity battery that is $40 + tax and/oror shipping (depending on where you get from).
Thanks for sharing. Any suggestions as to where to get a battery? Does the Apple Store sell them or should I order from a place like Mac Mall? Is the battery easy to iinstall?
 

Bear

macrumors G3
Jul 23, 2002
8,089
4
Sol III - Terra
2A Batterie said:
Thanks for sharing. Any suggestions as to where to get a battery? Does the Apple Store sell them or should I order from a place like Mac Mall? Is the battery easy to iinstall?
Apple does not sell tem. They are orderable from J&R as well as from Other World Computing. Just make sure you order the right battery for your iPod. I bought mine at J&R but they both sell the same batteries.
 
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