replaced 3G iPod battery....

Not an experience I would like to repeat
randj wrote on :
Hi Y'all: Just replaced the battery in my 3G iPod with one from Other World Computing that wifey brought back from US. Not an experience I would like to repeat: Cracking the case open was a real b*stard--the supplied tools were pretty useless. Made of soft plastic so they won't mutilate the case, but the tips break off inside the case--that's the point of no return! I think it took an hour of patient swearing to finally crack the case open (with the aid of a small flat blade driver), the rest was easy. Had to use a pair of pliers to bend the case back into shape :-(( A tip for anyone contemplating this: make sure the iPod is off and locked so before snapping the case back together, ensure that the lock switch is in the lock position. I'll post later about whether it was worth it. I was getting about 3hrs out of the standard battery. Cheers, Rob