Does the Battery for 3G work for the 4G as well?

Posted by Prismatic on December 1, 2004 at 3:08 AM (PDT) Comment 1

Also, how long do these last?

Posted by Prismatic on December 1, 2004 at 4:06 AM (PDT) Comment 2

my 1st gen ipod (5gb)'s battery was gone, and i bought this one and used it.....worked GREAT. 24 hours of battery!!! HIGHLY reccomended.

Posted by alex1018 on December 1, 2004 at 7:52 AM (PDT) Comment 3

make sure to update battery life when your new batteries are 'broken in'.

Posted by Enigma on December 1, 2004 at 9:42 PM (PDT) Comment 4

my first test with the High-Capacity one had my 2G 20GB iPod play for around 19 1/2 hours, and it was still not dead. so it's a very good deal. my only concern was the price i payed. since i'm in canada, it ended up costing me 90$can... but at the end, it worth it!

Posted by Larouche on December 2, 2004 at 11:11 AM (PDT) Comment 5

I am also very interested to know whether or not the 3rd Gen. batteries will work for 4th Gen.

Posted by PootsyCollins on December 2, 2004 at 1:13 PM (PDT) Comment 6

I highly recommend buying replacement batteries from New Technology. I bought a 3G replacement battery for $31 shipped with UPS 2 day air! it was CRAZY hard for me to open up the ipod though......

Posted by LethalMonk6 on December 2, 2004 at 2:00 PM (PDT) Comment 7

I read this review on Wednesday. Ordered the battery same day. It arrived this morning (Friday).

It took me about 25 minutes to change the battery (would have been 20, but I am not a good do-it-yourself guy) and it is charging now. I will let everyone know if I have any issues. So far, pretty happy with how it went.

Posted by Zamboni Guy on December 3, 2004 at 9:11 AM (PDT) Comment 8

OMG! I don't know why, but it was soooooo very difficult to get my ipod open! That was crazy.
The stuff inside was stuck on the metal cover side and no matter how much I pulled it wouldn't budge. I had to pull very very hard to finally get it to open.
Once I got the lid off, the rest was very easy though.
But now I am looking at the screen, it is a lot fainter than before....

Posted by tokyogirl on December 8, 2004 at 7:15 PM (PDT) Comment 9

So how do I 'break-in' my new battery?

Posted by tokyogirl on December 8, 2004 at 7:18 PM (PDT) Comment 10

Give us 3G owners an update on the battery life after you have broken it in. I'm very interested. When it comes time to replace the battery I'll know where to go and get one.

Posted by honeybee1236 on December 9, 2004 at 2:17 PM (PDT) Comment 11

I just replaced my 3g 40 gig ipod battery and have been very happy with the results. It works perfectly. I will update if I find out how long it lasts broken in

Posted by Soulless Dragon on January 1, 2005 at 11:41 AM (PDT) Comment 12

Just wondering, is there a kit to swap out the 3G iPod HDD with a bigger one?

Posted by HomoSapian on January 7, 2005 at 1:21 AM (PDT) Comment 13

Wow! I did it. I replaced my 3G battery using the Newer Technology battery.

The damn thing sure better last a lot longer after I went through that. They should include minatures bottles of Red Bull and Vodka along with the little blue screwdriver things. Don't mix them. The Red Bull should go before and the Vodka after (if) you succeed.

Never mind. You'll need a big bottle of both. Just make a note in the directions that these items should be purchased before beginning.

You'll want a potholder to protect your palm when you are pressing in. (NO KIDDING. THIS IS HARD TO DO.) Note to the folks at Apple: couldn't we just have a couple of screws for God's sake?

I didn't expect the hard disk to come apart (the swishy soft blue edge on the hard drive was split and the back came off. I didn't easily understand that the connnector for the circuit board was behind the gold foil thing. A better picture of that would sure help.

The foam-like silver thing fell out as I was snapping the back on again and I had to decide between quiting with parts left over or forcing the back off again. (What the heck was that thing anyway?)

What is the "hold switch" that needs to "seat itself back over the internal switch properly?" I sure hope that happened since I didn't have a clue. Was it the foam thing. I didn't learn that in kindergarten. Explain.

Finally, you will need a very strong magnifying glass and an extra hand to hold that--not for the components, they are large enough, but for the directions.

Gosh, guys, how much more would it cost if you went out on a limb and used, say, a big ole 6 point font.

Other than that, I guess I was okay but I'd sure better get longer play time.

Posted by Grayprof on January 19, 2005 at 9:02 AM (PDT) Comment 14

any news on if this works with the 4G? mine is starting to die already . . .

Posted by MatthewR on January 30, 2005 at 6:42 PM (PDT) Comment 15

Am VERY interested in hearing how the batteries hold up once broken in...

despite being very good with the insides of computers, i am wary of popping open my 3G...

it'd be nice if SOMEONE offered this service...
local computer stores?


Posted by Puck on February 1, 2005 at 10:11 AM (PDT) Comment 16

another question-

what do you mean by:

"3G installation is more challenging and likely to damage plastic around the Dock Connector"

what kind of damage?


Posted by Puck on February 2, 2005 at 4:49 AM (PDT) Comment 17

Does Newer Technology hav a battrey conversion for the iPod mini? And if so, where can I get it?

Posted by quetzaclot on February 6, 2005 at 2:06 AM (PDT) Comment 18

the other world computing website ipod->battery replacement

has quicktime videos of the battery replacement procedure on

1G & 2G ipods. gosh, would that have been helpful when i replaced mine!

Posted by mikeyboy on February 23, 2005 at 9:47 AM (PDT) Comment 19

OOOH the video looks SUPER handy, i hope they make one for the 3G soon... Then I'll definately do the replacement.

Posted by Puck on February 24, 2005 at 12:42 PM (PDT) Comment 20

I replaced my 2G iPod battery (with a Newer Technology NuPower 'Super High-Capacity' 2100mAh Apple iPod Replacement Li-Polymer(internal) Battery for all 1st & 2nd Generation.) Since then my iTrip has had static inteferance, and is unusable in my car. Has anyone else had this experience?

Posted by saxmac on March 8, 2005 at 6:23 PM (PDT) Comment 21

they now have videos for 3g and 4g battery installation...

Posted by Puck on March 16, 2005 at 5:05 AM (PDT) Comment 22

What am I doing wrong ? I have the newer technology 3G iPod battery but I can't get the tools inserted between the metal back and plastic front. The tool tips are getting mangled in the attempt.

Posted by PodontheRock on March 31, 2005 at 4:34 PM (PDT) Comment 23

Got it ! Finally.
There's one tip missing from the instructions.
Tip:Place iPod face down on firm flat surface and place thumb on centre of back (on apple logo) and press down hard, this opens up the seam and allows the tools to be inserted. After that it's smooth sailing.

Posted by PodontheRock on March 31, 2005 at 5:46 PM (PDT) Comment 24

I just replaced my well worn 3G iPod battery with the Newer Technology high capacity product. The original battery was down to holding a 2 hour charge at the most. Now I'm getting around 12 hours out of a single charge and that was after the first 2 or 3 charge cycles without letting the new battery drain completely. I'm hoping that number increases a bit as the battery breaks in.

As for installation tips, I found that the easiest place for me to open the 'pod was not along the side, but from the top, being VERY careful to not damage the headphone and remote jacks. Once I got the tool in place had no problems sliding it around and opening up my 'pod. My only complaint is about the fact that the installation instructions are written in such a tiny font that made it almost impossible to read them without resorting to a magnifying glass. The installation video at the iStore web site made things MUCH clearer anyway...

Highly, highly recommended for 3G owners who use their iPods during the work commute and at the office, as I do.

Posted by soundude32 on April 13, 2005 at 10:27 PM (PDT) Comment 25
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