Anyone changed an iPod mini battery?

it looks straightforward - at least easier than changing the battery on my Palm T3
Mr B; wrote on :

I've found instructions on how to do it here: http://www.ifixit.com/cart/customer/ipod.php and it looks straightforward - at least easier than changing the battery on my Palm T3 - which was a right faff - but maybe they aren't telling the whole story?

Any experience? tips??

B;

Jon B replied on :

Mr B; jeremyrh.geo@redacted.invalid wrote:

I've found instructions on how to do it here: http://www.ifixit.com/cart/customer/ipod.php and it looks straightforward - at least easier than changing the battery on my Palm T3 - which was a right faff - but maybe they aren't telling the whole story?

Any experience? tips??

Not yet, something I need to get round to, the dock connector on my mini is tempremantal so its been in the boot for a few months unused till I get round to checking it out.

Gary replied on :

On Tue, 23 Jan 2007 12:05:24 +0000, Mr B; wrote (in article 1169553924.646125.264160@redacted.invalid):

I've found instructions on how to do it here: http://www.ifixit.com/cart/customer/ipod.php and it looks straightforward - at least easier than changing the battery on my Palm T3 - which was a right faff - but maybe they aren't telling the whole story?

Any experience? tips??

B;

The Watch Repair Shop in Metro Centre Gateshead does these. That's where mine's going when it becomes too short. Don't fancy the DIY method much.

A.Lee replied on :

Mr B; jeremyrh.geo@redacted.invalid wrote:

I've found instructions on how to do it here: http://www.ifixit.com/cart/customer/ipod.php and it looks straightforward - at least easier than changing the battery on my Palm T3 - which was a right faff - but maybe they aren't telling the whole story?

Any experience? tips??

Yes, done it last month, fitted a 750mha? battery 25% extra power apparently.10 ish inc. delivery off ebay, a seller in Newark Notts. If it comes with a tiny screwdriver, then it will be pretty simple, if not, then you'll need to buy the tiny driver. Took little time to do it.The hardest bit was sliding it back into the outer shell - it is a bit tight when pushing it back. Also, the top and bottom are stuck on with glue, the instructions I had said the glue would restick back down. It didnt. A dob of UHU sorted that. Alan.

zoara replied on :

Gary postmaster@redacted.invalid wrote:

On Tue, 23 Jan 2007 12:05:24 +0000, Mr B; wrote (in article 1169553924.646125.264160@redacted.invalid):

I've found instructions on how to do it here: http://www.ifixit.com/cart/customer/ipod.php and it looks straightforward - at least easier than changing the battery on my Palm T3 - which was a right faff - but maybe they aren't telling the whole story?

Any experience? tips??

B;

The Watch Repair Shop in Metro Centre Gateshead does these.

That's a lovely example of a business moving with the times and exploiting new - but similar - markets. Seriously.

    -z-