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Replacing iPod Mini battery

Message #1 - Posted 2007/02/19 - Mister Bartlett

Thought I'd share my experience with replacing an iPod Mini battery, just in case anyone else is cotempleting doing this.

I bought a "Sonnet" battery from Cancom. It is supplied with a CD with instructions, and the necessary tools: a tiny Phillips screwdriver, a tiny flat head screwdriver, and a plastic "prying tool".

The instruction video was very good. Only one problematic bit and that is removing the end plastic caps from the iPod. The instructions say to use a hairdryer to soften the adhesive that keeps them on. The impression you get is that a couple of minutes of blowing will enable the caps to lift off easily. I didn't find that to be true - I needed to help the process with a penknife blade. Maybe I'm just impatient.

Anyway - the thing is done, and it works. The rest of the procedure is fiddly but not difficult, even for a klutz like me.

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Message #2 - Posted 2007/02/19 - zoara

Mister Bartlett wrote:

Thought I'd share my experience with replacing an iPod Mini battery, just in case anyone else is cotempleting doing this.

Coincidentally, yes. Hannah's just told me that her battery is not lasting very long any more.

I bought a "Sonnet" battery from Cancom. It is supplied with a CD with instructions, and the necessary tools: a tiny Phillips screwdriver, a tiny flat head screwdriver, and a plastic "prying tool".

I bet I forget this by the time I get around to doing it. I'll get Hannah to condition her battery first - I've just boosted her iBook battery life from 30 mins to 2 hours by just letting it run down to empty a couple of times, so it seems that the way she uses gadgets screws up the reported battery life. We shall see.

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Thankyou, very much appreciated.

-z-

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