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Fruit Ninja
10-25-2012, 08:53 PM
My ipod doesnt even hold a charge anymore. it lasts like 30 min. I bought a battery online and am waiting for it. Just wondering if anyone had any dealings with opening them up and replacing a battery.

Fish
10-25-2012, 09:30 PM
Depends on the model.

Fruit Ninja
10-25-2012, 09:55 PM
I have the 4th gen.

Fish
10-26-2012, 12:42 PM
That's a pain in the ass.... I'm pretty sure you'll need a soldering iron to complete it. You'll also need an iPhone tool, which might come with your battery. Usually they'll throw in the little tool with parts you buy like this. The kit is something like this:

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/328/iphone3g3g44gcellphoner.jpg

The little green tools specifically are important. Without that, it's a real pain to separate the screen.

Here's a step by step guide I found:

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPod+Touch+4th+Generation+Battery+Replacement/9829/1

Here's a video showing almost the same thing:

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/X1B5iu3ILkY?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Good luck...

WoodDraw
10-26-2012, 12:58 PM
Oi, have fun. Be sure to remove all firearms and sharp objects from the house prior to starting.

Fruit Ninja
10-26-2012, 11:30 PM
i dont have much of a choice. I have to at least try it. i ordered it with the tools, but i have a little screw driver kit.

I know its a pain in the ass. its either at least try, or put out another 170 bucks for another one.

Fish
10-27-2012, 01:06 AM
Apple would replace it for $79.