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Battery replacement kit for 3G iPods

The Laptops for Less website has posted information announcing that a battery replacement kit for new 3G iPods is under development and will be available by October ‘03. The replacement kit includes a new Li-Ion battery, tools and instructions for $49. Laptops for Less also sells a replacement battery kit ($59) for non-docking iPods and an AC adapter ($29) for all iPods.

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3.7 Volts 1500 mAh ?????

As far as i know has my 3G iPod a 650mAh battery

Posted by MarioF on August 29, 2003 at 4:12 PM (CDT)


630mAh actually.

If that 3.7V, 1500 mAh isn’t a simple website mistake, these guys will make a mint. 

For $50 bucks, all these people complaining about only 8 hrs will be waiting in line… even before their existing capacity starts to die off.

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on August 29, 2003 at 5:01 PM (CDT)


wasn’t the reason apple switched battery providers that the battery didn’t lose its charge anymore?

Posted by fnarfy on August 29, 2003 at 5:18 PM (CDT)


Maybe a rumor, may have some truth to it.  (perhaps the *time* to wear out is now longer?)

The reality is though, that basically all rechargeable batteries do slowly lose their capacity to maintain full charge.  Cordless telephones, cell phones, my old powerbook batteries, my minidisc batteries, rechargeable alkaline and NiMH AAs, car batteries, PDA batteries, etc. 

It is a chemical reality.  Rechargeables eventually die.

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on August 29, 2003 at 5:43 PM (CDT)


if it is actually 1500mAh, wouldnt that mean over 18 hours on a single charge? if so, thats definately worth the 50 bucks

Posted by bb_dg on August 29, 2003 at 6:16 PM (CDT)


18 hrs on a single charge, is that true?  cause if that is the case, I’m in on this deal.

Posted by idvah on August 29, 2003 at 7:27 PM (CDT)


What about the 1st and 2nd gen ipods? :(

Posted by Kirara in KS on August 30, 2003 at 4:48 PM (CDT)


“Laptops for Less also sells a replacement battery kit ($59) for non-docking iPods”

Posted by bb_dg on August 30, 2003 at 4:52 PM (CDT)


i think its no internation orders, and i’m in the uk./me cry :(

Posted by XiXora on August 30, 2003 at 5:14 PM (CDT)


If that is not a type error on the web site, can anyone give some detail or a explanation of what the 1500mA battery would do where there is ment to be a 650mA batery, would it increase operation time/ play time , or would it just melt the ipod more or less. thanks

Posted by Fundex on August 31, 2003 at 4:09 AM (CDT)


Theoretically, mAh refers to a quantity which would give you longer play time.

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on August 31, 2003 at 8:12 AM (CDT)


Basically, 1500 mAh will last much longer than 630.  It won’t melt you baby, don’t worry.

The best part, it is Li-Ion rather than Li-Poly, which means it lasts longer and have more recharging cycles.

Posted by Will on August 31, 2003 at 9:40 AM (CDT)


show how long this new kind of battery is supposed to last ??? anybody has any idea ???

Posted by ken on September 1, 2003 at 3:18 PM (CDT)


By the numbers, it should last around 18 hours.
In reality, it should last at least 15.
I am going to get it for sure.

Posted by Will on September 1, 2003 at 6:18 PM (CDT)


OK, if this is for real, and we’re talking about 1500mAh, then that is slightly over double the capacity of the original battery.

My iPod lasts for about 5 hours at a stretch, so doing simple math, plus allowing for the little extra this battery has, then your looking at a play time of arround 11-13 hours, in real life.

Exactly what the thing should have had in it in the first place.

People thinking that their going to get 18+ hours must be delerious or something!

Here’s a question that nobody has thought of…

What happens to the charge time for the new battery.  Apple have programmed a 1 hour fast charge, followed by 2 more hours trickle charging.

Will this be enough to fully charge a battery with more than double the capacity???

Posted by Stimpy on September 5, 2003 at 10:51 AM (CDT)



I just bought an iPod and id like to know how and where can you get the batery replaced. I think that only 8 hours of playback is not enough. Id also like to know how much it will cost.

Posted by Mathieu on May 4, 2004 at 6:40 PM (CDT)


Hey… it’s Nov, 04 - and I cannot find this 1500mA battery for my 3G anywhere.  Bought and installed a replacement battery for the beast, but it still, even after an all-night charge, only gives about 2.75 hours - not nearly enough.

Any links to the actual site where this alleged 3G 1500mA battery is sold?

Posted by rossy on November 17, 2004 at 11:21 AM (CST)

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