Resolved iPod Mini Replacement Battery

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  1. Ariii, Dec 28, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2014

    Ariii macrumors 6502a

    Ariii

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    Hey! I just bought a CompactFlash card (32 GB) to put in my Mini, but I also want to replace the battery (I'm getting like 1-2 hours of life).

    The sellers I'm looking at mostly seem kinda iffy (eForCity was one but I'm really skeptical about it and I've seen some bad reviews).

    Where have you all gotten iPod Mini batteries?
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  3. Ariii thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Ariii

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    Yeah, I'm doing that. The problem is, I'm not sure of reliable sellers that sell good quality batteries that I can replace myself
     
  4. xbpr macrumors member

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    I've purchased a few ipod replacement batteries over the years and the cheap ones purchased from Amazon never seem to hold up well. Ive had better luck with the newertech batteries at other world computing. I just bought a battery for my mini at a decent price. We'll see how this one works out.
     
  5. Ariii thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Ariii

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    Thank you! I completely forgot about OtherWorld Computing but I've had great experience with them. I just ordered from them
     
  6. xbpr macrumors member

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    You'll have to keep us up to date on your upgrade. I just picked up a compact flash adapter and a 64 GB SD card in addition to the battery so I can upgrade my mini.
     
  7. mgipe macrumors demi-god

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    iFixit.com has been very reliable. That's where I got the battery for my mini.
     
  8. Ariii thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Ariii

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    I'll have to be really careful this time since last time I killed my iPod :p

    Any tips on taking it apart? I've used the tutorials and it seems to go right but I messed my iPod up somewhere along the way.
     
  9. jruschme macrumors 6502

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    The trickiest part is disconnecting the click wheel from the motherboard. You want to use a small flat screwdriver from the side and only pry on the connector, not the cable.
     
  10. xbpr macrumors member

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    I finally finished my battery and 64GB CF upgrade. I had a few issues with the iPod self ejecting while I was trying to sync my music, but overall, it seems to be working well.
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