I love my Zune 30 and have for years. Howver, the battery, as expected, no longer holds a charge for hours and hours. I saw this kit at the incredible price from Overstock, and bought two -- one for my Zune and one for my daughter's. The kit made replacement a matter of less than two minutes. Charged up and ran properly and seems to be fine. The battery is 1,000 mA while the original is 800 mA, so the battery should provide a longer life and longer charge. There is nothing about the battery that appears to be anything other than first quality. Highly recommended.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Perfectly
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality appears to be of first order
The battery that was delivered was not as shown in picture and as advertised. Battery came with offset cable so was too short. After purchasing battery for about $** I returned it to Overstock and they ended up giving me a $0.** refund. That doesn't say much for their return policy when they send the wrong item and don't refund the purchase price. I probably wont buy from Overstock anymore.
While the battery works and the kit handles the breakdown effectively, the cable from the battery to the ply on the Zune is just a tad short. While I was able to make it work, and slight jarring of the Zune causes the cable to loose connection and causes the player to reboot. Thought I could "rig" it to work; however it is becoming a nuissance when working out.
Worked right away, very easy install after a quick YouTube video. I haven't tested the battery life but it seems to be chugging along just fine. I can only hope it lasts as long as the original battery did.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Not yet sure. No obvious defects out of the box.
Very nice, Easy to enstall and Saved My Zune from the trash
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Super just like OEM
I ordered 2 batteries March 16th the Items was shipped between the 16th-17th, I got the package 2days later after purchase date on the 18th. Inserted battery in my Zune 30 gb and it reset and powered right up.....My original Battery shut down after catching a program virus from Microsoft itself back in 2009, its 2011 it took me that long to track down a battery ....the virus cause my zune to not load thru internet then progressing to not staying charged without being plugged in to play..til finally in 2010 sept. it just would restart and never stay on pass the restart while plugged up...the replacement battery ie a lil slimmer than the original one I took out from generation 1 Zune 30 gb...So far Everything Works fine...With New Battery The Zune Links to my Laptop and loads fine as if brand new March 18th 2011...
The line from the battery to where it plugs into the zune is actually too short. I had to take all the tape off the battery and move the line to get it to work. I should have went to batteries plus and looked at the battery at the store.
I love this thing. For those looking for a great way to fix what's broken or just get more life out of your Zune, this is the thing to try. The tools are magnetic tipped and help prevent loss of the screws inside the Zune's tiny crevices. The life of this new battery is many times greater than that of the original battery, which is amazing considering the price. Given that you can re-use the tools on an I-pod or any other small electrical device, this is a steal in terms of longevity. Have a Zune that's bricked? This may be the way to save it from the trash pile.
I bought this battery and installed it in my daughter's 30GB Microsoft Zune. It was not difficult and can be done in less than 15 minutes, if you are careful. I found instructions to replace the battery online at: http://www.zunemods.net My daughters Zune works great again, and holds a charge much longer than it used to. Great price, cheap and fast shipping. Thank you Overstock.com.
The battery in my Zune was completely shot only lasting maybe 10 mins on a "full" charge. The replacement has only been in a couple weeks and the Zune not heavily used but so far so good. My only gripe would be that it would be nice if it came with instructions. I found a youtube video explaining how to change a 30 gb zune batter but it would have been better to have good instructions included. I was a little impatient and scratched the zune up a little bit around the usb connector port. YOU DON'T PRY FROM THE EDGE OF THE PORT, YOU GET THE SCREW DRIVER UNDER ONE END OF THE PLASTIC COVER FROM DOWN INSIDE THE CONNECTOR AND POP IT UP. Again, I was impatient or I would have gotten this from the youtube video and not scratched my zune.
The only downside is that I don't think this battery has quite the life that my old battery did when it was new. Despite claims that this battery would be better than the original Zune batteries. But, it was really cheap and the battery life is sufficient for what I need it for. My old battery was dying after about 30 minutes away from the charger. This battery lasts for at least 3 to 4 hours of audio. You might want to look elsewhere if you're looking for the best battery life. But if you're looking for a cheap way to make your Zune usable again, I'd recommend this battery.