During my installation, the white lead came off the battery and I couldn't use it. That is when I started looking more closely at the construction of the battery. When comparing the build quality to the original Apple-installed battery this Replacement Battery is assembled a little more cheaply. Then I remembered that I got this battery for less than $. Not happy that I couldn't use the battery, but glad I didn't spend more for it.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exactly the same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Lower than expected
shipped quick popped it onto the ipod worked immediately and displayed full charge great product for price
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? exactly the same
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes so far so good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
the product is a new item as described. Very good service, fast shipping, thank you.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The battery is as described by the vendor.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes, no problems
The "tools" if u can call them that are flimsy and cheap, when I tried to use the first tool the "lip" that slides under the glass bent and tore thus causing the screen glass to crack, with nothing to lose I tried the other and it came apart too, couldn't tell you if the battery worked.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? picture looks the same as the package
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? unknown
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. cheap and flimsy
The battery is a breath of fresh life into my ipod, but it took several hours to get the back part of the ipod case off to replace the battery. Dozens of tutorials both written and on youtube, and it took me and two of the computer hardware guys at school to get the case off using the green tools at first, then resorting to various screwdrivers, exacto knives, and thin metal computer tower components to jam the case off as the green tools shredded into thin plastic strips. The case warped, and doesn't go all the way back on, and the edges are all dinged up, but I'm not worried about the looks of the old thing, just be careful getting the case apart, it's not easy. Also, find someone really good at soldering, it's a really tiny space to solder in, and you can't leave the contacts too big, or the case won't clip over them and can disconnect the soldering after putting the ipod back together.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exactly the same as product.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Battery works great, but the tools don't work.
The cheap plastic tools which come with the battery are worthless trash which broke and did not even come close to opening the case on my ipod. The plastic is too soft. After reading several reviews on other sites about these tools, I find I am not alone in these results. Don't waste you money.
My iPod Touch started acting funny a few months ago. I'd play a game with 100% battery life and it would shut off after just a few minutes of playing the game. I'd turn the iPod back on and the date would be reset back to December 31st. I said to myself it's time for a new battery and started looking at my options. After a lot of research I decided to come here and buy this one and am very happy! This battery was cheap and came with the tools (which broke, be very careful when using them.. I had to use guitar picks to get my case open) and was much cheaper than a different battery that I was looking at. I found youtube videos on how to open the case and how to solder the battery and was successful. Soldering it was difficult because I left the system board in the iPod instead of taking it out so I had a very small space to work with, but after a few hours I managed to do it. The cables are a little longer than the stock battery, but I was able to bend and twist them into a position that worked. I also used some scotch tape to hold the battery in place and to cover the solder joints instead of the glue that was on the stock battery. I had some problems closing the case but was able to fully close it by pressing REALLY hard on the corners until I heard a click. I highly recommend this product, but if you're not good at soldering and you're not very patient, you might want to pay to have someone professionally install it.
This is an absolute waste of time and MONEY. It is inexpensive and here is why, half way thru the opening, the plastic tool edge was eaten away by the metal case edge. This causes the user to force the "tool" deeper into the opening and bends the case, leading to a bad fit when trying and I mean trying to put the case back together. I started with an iPod touch that wasnt holding a charge and I now have an iPod that has to be duct taped together if I want to carry it...oh yeah that would cover the screen. I guess its off to AT&T to get an iPhone and throw this iPod in the garbage.
I'm unaware on the performance of the battery. During the process I messed the battery up completely. Some advice, when getting to the soldering part, have some one with experience do it for you. I spent 2 hours soldering and messing up the motherboard and battery connections. Now the battery connectors messed up and I spent $**** to ruin a $300 iPod. =/