dead battery in mini, keep?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Cybix, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. Cybix macrumors 6502a

    Cybix

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    I've got a silver iPod mini (1st gen, 4gig), it's battery is well and truely dead.

    shall I fix it and keep it? (could always use it as a car ipod)

    perhaps someone could point in the direction to replace the battery myself? and somewhere to buy a battery?

    the wife and I both have newer iPod's, so it's not really used....

    James
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Here in Norway there's actually a shop that has specialized in changing iPod batteries at a reasonable price (either by showing up in the store in Oslo or shipping the iPod to them using the post), iPodbatteri.no, maybe there's a similar shop somewhere near you...?
     
  4. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    if you don't use it, why bother repairing it? you could always trade it in next time you get a new iPod for the 10% discount. or make it into a trinket of some sort.
     
  5. zap2 macrumors 604

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    if you have an iPod dock, you could always keep it on there, and use it as a public(for people visting your house) media station of sorts
     
  6. Cybix thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Cybix

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    thanks for the suggestions.

    I would be happy to keep it in the car (car has ipod cable -> stereo) which charges the ipod when the ignition is on.

    only problem is, it's at a point where even in the car, over night, the next day i cant get enough charge into it to get it working again. Perhaps if i was driving for over an hour it would start to work, who knows....

    I guess I could remove it from the car and plug it into the wall over night, each night....

    thanks every1
     
  7. Cybix thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Cybix

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    more..

    i just took a look at the fixit guide to replacing the battery, looks pretty easy. I love dismantling things! hehe

    Battery price from them isnt bad either, $25. + shipping to Australia.. hrmm.

    It'd be worth fixing, whether i keep it or not. Could throw it on ebay, or I could gank out the 4GB microdrive and use it in my DSLR camera? hehe..
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Go for it mate. Tell us how it goes, 'cause I haven't done a hard drive on an iPod mini before.
     

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