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Topic: Should I change my battery myself? 3G 20 gig

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Old 10-14-2005, 04:40 PM
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Hi there:
Well, it's come to the point that I need to replace my battery. Two years have gone by quickly, for the price I originally paid, it seems very unfair.

<SIGH>

Here's the deal. I think I should be able to change the battery myself. I found this great video that shows you how. I would post the link, but I'm not "established" enough yet to post URLs.

Here's my question. The original 3G 20 gig iPod comes with a 750mAh battery. I have found a 950mAh one on Ebay. I would like to post the link, but I can't. The item says it's "Internal Li-Polymer Apple IPOD 3G Battery. BRAND NEW. 950 mAh ultra high capacity.

The item claims it's fine to use, but I'm always sceptical.

Can you please let me know what you think? I don't have the money to invest in having Apple change the battery for me. I don't want to have to buy a battery adapter either.

Please let me know your thoughts - you iPod experts you!

Thanks.
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Old 10-14-2005, 09:35 PM
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Is there such thing as a 20gig 3rd gneration ipod?
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Old 10-14-2005, 10:06 PM
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Yeah there is such thing as a 20 gig 3rd gen. In fact I have one.

If you are confident that you can change it yourself then go for it! I would just reccomend buying it from here http://www.newertech.com/ipod because: 1. You know you are getting something new. And two: I searched the web for a 950 mAh ipod battery and i found squat.



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Old 10-15-2005, 09:13 AM
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Thanks for your input. I'd like to learn more about this 950mAh battery. To be certain that it's compatible with my iPod. I don't want to burn the HD out with too much power.

I just found another listing for the same batter on Ebay. I'd like to buy it from one of these guys because it comes as a kit, with the tool needed to open the iPod properly.

I can't post a URL here yet, but if you go onto Ebay and search for: ipod battery 3g the 950mAh kit one comes up.

Please let me know. They seem like legit Ebay dealers, but I want to be sure I don't kill me iPod.

Thanks.
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Old 10-15-2005, 03:13 PM
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if the voltage matches and the connections match, that's all you need to worry about. i'm sure the iPod battery is proprietary, so it's going to be the only battery that works. as far as the mA goes, that wouldn't "burn" anything. the mA is how much staying power the battery has, in terms of how long it will hold a charge. the more mA or amperage, the longer-lasting the battery is. the voltage variance would (possibly) cause trouble, but since i'm sure it's a very specific iPod-only battery probably made for the iPod by another company it's going to be precise.

hope that helps with the "burn the HD out" thing.
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