the Battery On Your iPod
Apple ipod is a great mp3 player, but it's the battery
that leaves the consumers a little concerned. The battery is in
a closed compartment and not end-user serviceable. Other mp3 devices
in the market have a more accessible battery compartment, so if
the battery runs out during a long trip, it can be replaced easily.
You can open the ipod battery compartment by using a screwdriver
but that will render your warranty null and void. But this method
doesn't allow you to replace the battery during long trips. You
can adopt this method to change the battery of an aging iPod. For
those who want an extended life for their player, they can shell
out $100 to get the battery replaced from the Apple factory, which
may take a considerable time.
There is another way to replace your battery. For
$50 or so you can buy a new battery online (ebay). And put back
life once again into your cherished mp3 player. The catch is how
to replace it without damaging your mp3 player too much.
This method will slightly damage the exterior looks
of your ipod. But if these minor things do not affect you and you
are ready to take a challenge, then read on...
First thing to do is to get the correct ipod battery.
Make sure that the battery fits the bill and your model. You can
purchase the battery online through different search sites. The
best deal you may get is somewhere around $50.
After purchasing your battery the next step is to
open the ipod. This can be done safely by using a plastic device.
Many people have opened their ipods successfully by using a plastic
screwdriver or a guitar pick. The trick is to pry up one edge of
the pod, then slide the pick or blade (don't PRY, slide) across
the length to pop open the iPod.
Once you have achieved that, just pull out the battery.
The battery is a flat metal piece under the steel back cover. It
is attached with adhesive to the hard drive and connected to the
power port via a cable. All you need to do is remove the battery
and attach the new one. Then carefully put the pieces back together
and shut the unit again. Charge the battery and enjoy a few more
years of your Apple ipod.
About the Author
Abigail Espirito is a battery expert and runs FM
Battery which is a premier site for battery related information.
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