ipod battery replacement question...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by lifeisgood360, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. lifeisgood360 macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2005
    hi im trying to replace my 3G ipod's battery through apple..
    and i was reading the terms and it said apple may charge up to $100 for diagnostic fees.. what is this?! and can i use my $50 store credit i received from the iPod 3G settlement case?
  2. coal macrumors regular


    Oct 22, 2005
    Portland, OR
    I don't have an answer for your $50 credit question, but regarding the battery, since the 3G iPod is out of warranty, why not replace it yourself?

    I've replaced numerous batteries and it is not at all difficult.

    There are many companies that sell new batteries, but I've only ever used OWC.

    For a 3G unit, their battery runs around $26 and they also provide a video tutorial on their site: http://eshop.macsales.com/Catalog_Item.cfm?ID=6943&Item=NWTIPOD8503

    Check it out before you decide to send in your $100 to Apple. Good luck!
  3. RollTide macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2006
    I have a 3G and the battery started to last only about 25 minutes so I replaced it my self. I bought the battery and like coal said it was like 26 bucks, and that comes with tools and such.

    The directions that came with battery sucked, I would just google it and see what comes up(helped me). Just make sure you start in the rigt place, and you will need something sharper than and average screwdriver to get it started:)

    P.S. You will have to be pretty violent with it to get it started but don't worry it's tough.

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