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iPod Mini Battery Installation Guide

The instructions below come with no warranty or guarantee, 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 instruction 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:

Use the tip of a flat head screwdriver to carefully pry the white plastic cover from the top and bottom of the iPod. The covers should be attached to the case by a small amount of glue.


Step 2:

Use a phillips head screwdriver to remove the two screws at the top of the iPod.


Step 3:

Beneath the bottom case cover is a small metal clip. Remove this clip by placing the tip of a screwdriver in each of the four corners of the clip, prying each side loose. The metal clip should come free from the iPod.


Step 4:

Before we can slide out the motherboard, we need to disconnect the connector at the bottom of the iPod. Use the tip of the screwdriver to gently pop the connector out of its socket.


Step 5:

Push from the bottom and slide the motherboard out the top of the iPod case. The motherboard will slide free from the case and will give us access to the battery.


Step 6:

The battery can be removed from its spot on the motherboard by gently lifting it. We can now remove the power connector from the socket.


Step 7:

Take out the old power connector by gently lifting it free from the power socket. You can then plug in the new battery and place the new battery back in its position on the motherboard. Reassemble the iPod, put back the two screws and the top and bottom white case covers. The case covers should stick to their original glue spots. Your new battery is now ready for charging.

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