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Nolan Wilder -

iPod 5th Generation (Video)

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iPod 5th Generation (Video) Battery Replacement

30 мин.

Moderate

Моя проблема

This iPod is old. 5th generation 80 gig. Wouldn't turn on, and when I opened it up—multiple wires were broken, and the hard drive was disconnected and just loose in the casing.

Моё решение

Since I had never done anything like this before, to say I was overwhelmed is quite the understatement.

This website was very straightforward and made the process seem very simple. However, once I opened up the iPod, I realized I had quite the situation on my hands. Replacing the battery was fine... then I realized I had to buy another part, which unfortunately, this site did not have in stock, so I had to go to another site (a simple Google search will give you many different fix it yourself sites). So while waiting the week for the extra part to arrive, I just left it on my table and stared at the innards, trying to figure out how anything electronic works at all. How anyone figured this $@$* out from scratch is completely beyond me.

Headphone jack part arrived and I got to changing it. Easy peasy... again, this site is so wonderfully put together. Figuring out how to reattach the hard drive is another story. I was feeling impatient, and just by looking at the pictures from the original instructions on the site for replacing the battery, and having stared at the insides for a week, I figured it out and got everything reattached. I snapped it all back together... unlocked it... and pressed the center button... the hard drive whirred to life and the screen lit up. All my old playlists and music from high school are just beaming back at me...

Мой совет

Having never done anything like this before, I am so ecstatic and now have a wonderful curiosity about how to fix electronic devices.

Just stick with it. Patience and a steady hand are key. Even if it doesn't end up working, there is so much to learn from taking something apart and putting it back together. Lively up your curiosity and go exploring! This was such a wonderful journey and experience.

iPod Video 60/80 GB Replacement Battery Изображение
iPod Video 60/80 GB Replacement Battery

$13.99

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Great job Nolan! Those are very difficult to repair. Great picture too!

Noah Jones - Ответить

Hello Nolan!

Glad to hear you had a positive experience with your repair. We strive to inspire people just like you to open up their devices and get some experience repairing them. Hopefully, like you they will discover that it is fun and rewarding. Fix the world!

Ryan Kirkpatrick - Ответить

I have no expertise in do it yourself but can follow instructions so when my 4th Gen iPod would go no further than making clicking noises and displaying all manner of weird icons I decided to try a fix. What did I have to lose? Using your excellent guides I replaced the hard drive and battery and now have an as good as new 60 gig iPod. I must admit to squeaky bum during the fix but it was quite the rush when I was able to restore the iPod. Great work with the guides. Thanks.

David J Clayton - Ответить

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