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

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


Also, how long do these last?

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


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)


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)


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 in Montreal, QC on December 2, 2004 at 11:11 AM (PDT)


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)


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)


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 in Minneapolis on December 3, 2004 at 9:11 AM (PDT)


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)


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

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


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)


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)


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)


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 in Mobile on January 19, 2005 at 9:02 AM (PDT)


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)


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 in washington dc on February 1, 2005 at 10:11 AM (PDT)


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 in washington dc on February 2, 2005 at 4:49 AM (PDT)


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)


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 in Seattle on February 23, 2005 at 9:47 AM (PDT)


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 in washington dc on February 24, 2005 at 12:42 PM (PDT)

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