iPod Nano Battery
Does your iPod nano look a little sick? Does the battery quickly lose its
charge? It may be time for a battery replacement
IPod batteries have a limited life cycle. They can only be recharged a certain
number of times before they start to wear out. Fortunately, the batteries can be
replaced. Unfortunately, the battery is not easily accessible and changing it
yourself will void your warranty.
You have two basic options when it comes to changing the battery in your
iPod nano. You can send the whole unit back to
Apple where they will replace it with a new or refurbished one. The cost for
this service is $59 plus $6.95 for shipping. The other option is to buy a
replacement battery from a third-party manufacturer and replace it yourself or
have a technician replace it for you.
Be warned, though, that if you open up the case of the iPod nano you void the
warranty. Only attempt the battery replacement by yourself if you have had the
nano for more than one year. If the battery fails before that time, you can send
it back to Apple for a free replacement.
If you buy a third-party battery, you will probably receive tools and
instructions which will help you replace the battery. The case has to be opened
up by inserting a small plastic tool all around the edge. The battery itself is
held in place with adhesive tape so it has to be forced out of the case.
Replacing the battery is a simple matter of unplugging the old one and plugging
in the new one. The new battery is installed back over the adhesive strips and
the cover is replaced.
One advantage of buying a third-party replacement battery is having the option
of buying an extended life battery. Some iPod replacement battery kits offer
more powerful batteries than the original which means more playback time on each
Just be careful you are getting the correct battery for your iPod nano. Each
iPod model has a different type of battery, so a battery for an iPod mini, for
example, cannot be used in an iPod nano.
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