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Ipod 2004 Battery Installation Guide

The instructions below come with no warranty or guarantee, proper or improper assembly or use of excessive force may result in damage to the parts involved or to your PDA/Mp3 Player. By utilizing these instructions, you agree to hold Laptops For Less blameless and unaccountable for damages or problems caused by use of these instructions. These instructions require a moderate level of technical ability and proficiency in the use of hand tools, as well as a general understanding of electronic components. Buyer assumes full responsibility for the installation of this replacement battery.


Step 1:

Using the included screwdriverscrewdriver.jpg (11606 bytes) begin to pry open the side of the case, starting around the area that lines up with ffwd button as shown. Gently twist the screwdriver and pry up the bottom corner closest to the screwdriver.


Step 2:

With the screwdriver wedged inside the case, carefully work your way up to the top of the Ipod, unclipping the case clips as you go.


Step 3:

With one side of the case fully unclipped, using your fingers to support the hard drive you can now flip the main section of the Ipod face down. Be carefull not to damage the ribbon cable connected to the back case cover.


Step 4:

Using the screwdriver and your fingers, disconnect the power cord connector from the socket. Please pay attention to the original orientation.

Using the included torx wrench, remove the two screws at the end of the main board, next to the power cable.


Step 5:

Slide the power cable around the main board.



Step 6:

Holding the hard drive with one hand and using your fingers or the tip of the screw driver, carefully unglue and remove the battery from the glue spots. *Start at the corner of the battery, there are ribbon cables underneath the battery and this will reduce the risk of damage. Be careful not to over extend and damage the hard drive ribbon cables.

Apply the new battery to the original orientation and glue spots, move the power cable around the main board to the original spot and insert the connector into the socket, put back the two screws, while supporting the hard drive with your fingers flip the main section back over to the front and snap the case back on.

Your new battery will need a minimum of three hours of charging before first use.