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Windows 7: Replace iPod Touch 4g Battery

17 Jul 2012   #1

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Replace iPod Touch 4g Battery

My battery life on my iPod Touch 4g hasn't been very good lately and the battery indicator will say it's at 20% and if I put it in sleep mode for a few minutes, it will jump up to around 50%. So, I need a new battery for this device. I read from a report from IFixit that the iPod Touch 4g's battery was soldered onto the board. Can anybody confirm this?
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18 Jul 2012   #2

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Apparently so



Changing yourself appears to void your warranty BTW

A Guy
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18 Jul 2012   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Apparently so



Changing yourself appears to void your warranty BTW

A Guy
Too much caffiene?
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18 Jul 2012   #4

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Lol, he was voiding his warranty As someone who used to solder a lot, your iron does magnify any tremble, but he did have some movement

A Guy
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18 Jul 2012   #5

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My warranty ended last year, anyway. It looks like I could mess up my iPod if I do anything wrong. Does anybody know how much Apple charges for this?
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18 Jul 2012   #6

 

I attempted to replace the battery in my iphone 3gs a few weeks ago, it's still sat in pieces on by desk as the screws were tiny and I just couldn't see where they went to put it back together
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18 Jul 2012   #7

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I attempted to replace the battery in my iphone 3gs a few weeks ago, it's still sat in pieces on by desk as the screws were tiny and I just couldn't see where they went to put it back together
Hmmm. Try taking it to an Apple Store. Maybe they can get you another iPhone 3gs for cheap if you give them that one. I hate how Apple products are basically disposable. I wish the iPod Touches were a little bit thicker with user replacable batteries.
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18 Jul 2012   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I attempted to replace the battery in my iphone 3gs a few weeks ago, it's still sat in pieces on by desk as the screws were tiny and I just couldn't see where they went to put it back together
Maybe this will help John

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19 Jul 2012   #9

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Now, what about this wacky battery indicator? I have pictures of it below. The first one is the battery indicator before I played a game for a couple of minutes. The next photo is the iPod right after I exited the game. The last photo is after putting it to sleep for about a minute and powering it back on.


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20 Jul 2012   #10

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You're not the only one. I've had my iPod Touch 4G since last August and have always had slight issues with the battery. It was the same with my previous touch 4G which I got replaced due to a faulty home button.

I think the issue is software based rather thank hardware. I found the same thing on a long coach journey yesterday. If you can still get about 6/7hrs of video watching from a full charge, the battery is fine. My reasoning this this. You play a game, probably the most battery intensive thing to do. When you play, the iPod knows it is doing something battery intensive and drops the meter. However, as soon as you stop and put it to sleep with the screen off, the device is in a very low power state. There is a big jump and the meter goes back up again. However, it doesn't stay up for as long as it normally does, it drops quickly.

I did a test. My battery dropped to 22% according to Battery Pro and the low battery alert appeared. I locked the device for two minutes. When I unlocked it and opened Battery Pro, it said 42%, the same as the built in meter. But, within about 20 seconds, the meter had dropped to 27%. I consider this to be the actual amount at the time.

Hope this helps
Stephen
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