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Apple iPOD 30 MG

I have an iPOD and it works if you plug it in. It says its charging but when you unplug it, it doesn't work and doesn't hold the charge. Does it have a battery to change and how do I change it????

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It does sound as though the battery probably needs to be replaced. If you are technically qualified it is possible to do this yourself, but it is not easy. Try another charger before replacing the battery.

Firstly, you need to obtain the correct battery for your particular model. Lock the ipod in the off position.

Secondly, you need to pull the back off the ipod. Never put a screwdriver anywhere near your ipod, you'll scratch it to bits and damage it.

The back can be removed by pushing a credit card into the join and twisting it until the back pulls away from the front, but believe me...this is not easy. Use an old credit card because the edges will get completely chewed. You can use a hard plastic bladed screwdriver or better still you can obtain a tool to help you remove the back.

When the back has been removed, you can carefully remove the battery from its connector. You will need to make sure you do not disturb the hard drive, pull the ribbon connections or anything else or you can kiss your ipod goodbye.

I have replaced a number of these, but I hate doing them because you have to hold your breath and hope it all works after the replacement. If you don't feel confident, ask a professional to replace the battery for you.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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