iPod classic: after the battery dies ....

Discussion in 'iPod' started by nightlong, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. nightlong macrumors 6502a

    nightlong

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    My 8-year-old iPod classic still works but I called an Apple repairer this week to order a new battery. shocked to find the battery can't be replaced and the only options are buy a refurb from Apple or just throw mine away when the battery dies. What a stupid waste if the rest of it still works.

    Has anyone here bought a refurb? Do you know if the battery in these is brand new?

    I mostly use mine in the car and can keep it plugged into power but concerned about what might happen with the old battery then as it dies ... is there any danger of it leaking or exploding or something?
     
  2. elf69 macrumors 68000

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    the battery is replaceable.

    kits sold on ebay to do it yourself.

    guides on how to do it on youtube etc.

    i used to have a classic but traded it in years ago when the touch 4 came out.
     
  3. nightlong thread starter macrumors 6502a

    nightlong

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    Thank you.
     
  4. OllyW Moderator

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    It depends on what you mean by an iPod classic. A lot of people refer to all the bigger hard drive equipped iPods as the classic and the earlier models are relatively easy to open up to replace the batteries. The models Apple actually sold as the iPod classic (with the aluminium faceplate) are a lot more difficult to open up without damaging the case.
     
  5. elf69 macrumors 68000

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    true but op was told it is not replaceable which is untrue.

    just need skill and take your time.
     
  6. nightlong thread starter macrumors 6502a

    nightlong

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    IMG_0303.PNG Mine is this, aluminium, 2009, I think it is 160gb
     
  7. tibas92013 macrumors 6502

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    In June, 2015 I traded-in my IPOD Touch 32GB for a Refurbished iPod Touch 32GB which cost me around $160.00 at a Apple Store in Fort Worth, Texas. Within the last week or so I am now having some battery problems with this unit but it has been a great performer for the last two(2) years or so. My understanding from the Apple Sales person was that this unit had a new battery.
     
  8. Apples555 macrumors regular

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    I got a battery for my iPod Video 30GB from idemigods.com for $9.
     

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