my iPod battery is completely dead...

Discussion in 'iPod' started by masterjedi73, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. masterjedi73 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2004
    Where is the best place to buy a replacement? What's the longest battery life I can get?

    i have a 10gb 3g ipod. I took it apart myself and it looks simple enough to put back together so I just need a battery.

    I want to make this one live long so I don't feel bad about spending the $$$ on a nano....i'm not ready just yet. lol

  2. Redline13 macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2004
    I would poke around on I believe they have done reviews of third party batteries.
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    As you don't want to spend $$$ I will assume you are in the US (although I suppose those could be CDN or AUS).

    NewerTech sell batteries with 30% more capacity than the original 3G battery for $25.99.

    Seems like a good deal to me...
  4. iriejedi macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2000
    Nor Cal
    Try a reeboot?

    I have a 4g Photo 40gig and I once thought mine was dead - would not take a charge or start up at all - but I rebooted it - hold down center button and menu together for like 5 seconds and it works just fine....

    I know batteries have been a past issue so it may not work but I did want to offer up my experience.... especially to a 'master'


  5. masterjedi73 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2004
    Thanks! I've actually tried things like that already, but it just dies as soon as each song starts playing.

    I ordered a battery today, so now I'll see if it works. If not, iPod nano, here I come!

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