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Replacing iPod battery

Postby Brah » Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:00 am

Replacement battery costs USD $7, shipping takes it to USD $35. Plus it's a somewhat risky task though right up my alley. And I'd have to buy a soldering iron and those things as I haven't had one in years.

So am wondering if anyone in Singapore does this (Sim Lim comes to mind, but I don't know who if anyone to trust there).


I know, I said I'm an Apple noob, this is the one thing Apple I own....

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Postby Brah » Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:35 am

I just answered my own question, there seem to be a few places that do this, let's see for how much

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Postby Max Headroom » Sat, 12 Jul 2014 9:26 am

Next time Samsung ?

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Postby ecureilx » Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:09 am

Max Headroom wrote:Next time Samsung ?

:wink:


or anything other than Apple, i.e. self replacement of battery .... :twisted:

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:22 am

Not only Apple has it and for Apple at least, I have no complaints about the battery life. My 3yo Ipad2 still can hold for 10 days or so and as old, MB Air for good few hours. None of the battery powered laptops and alike I ever owned got close to it with the first catastrophic failure typically within one year after purchase (->Sony, Asus, Dell). Surely I would not exchange any Apple product to some Sheissung.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:32 pm

Max Headroom wrote:Next time Samsung ?

:wink:


ecureilx wrote:
Max Headroom wrote:Next time Samsung ?

:wink:


or anything other than Apple, i.e. self replacement of battery .... :twisted:


So what device does Samsung (or anyone really) make that is comparable to an iPod? And have a removable battery?

Quite a few Android devices (which again we're talking about an iPod) are going with integrated/non-removable batteries now too.

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Postby ecureilx » Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:51 pm

zzm9980 wrote:[?

Quite a few Android devices (which again we're talking about an iPod) are going with integrated/non-removable batteries now too.


I missed the IPod part ....

almost all MP3 players do have integrated batteries ...

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 12 Jul 2014 1:14 pm

ecureilx wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:[?

Quite a few Android devices (which again we're talking about an iPod) are going with integrated/non-removable batteries now too.


I missed the IPod part ....

almost all MP3 players do have integrated batteries ...


I could see why. It's only the second word in the topic (or one third of the words). The mad rush by some to bash Apple and contribute absolutely nothing to the topic because it's cool can blind people to such minor inobvious details.

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Postby Brah » Sat, 12 Jul 2014 1:21 pm

If I do get another mp3 player, which is getting hard as they have rapidly lost shelf space since smartphones have been taking their place, then it absolutely must have Bluetooth.

The only ones I can find with Bluetooth are Creative, which I dislike intensely as a brand, and the iPod mk7, which is too expensive.

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 12 Jul 2014 3:31 pm

Brah wrote:If I do get another mp3 player, which is getting hard as they have rapidly lost shelf space since smartphones have been taking their place, then it absolutely must have Bluetooth.

The only ones I can find with Bluetooth are Creative, which I dislike intensely as a brand, and the iPod mk7, which is too expensive.


Sony Walkman

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Postby Brah » Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:21 am

nakatago wrote:
Brah wrote:If I do get another mp3 player, which is getting hard as they have rapidly lost shelf space since smartphones have been taking their place, then it absolutely must have Bluetooth.

The only ones I can find with Bluetooth are Creative, which I dislike intensely as a brand, and the iPod mk7, which is too expensive.


Sony Walkman

They used to but seems the newer models no longer have bluetooth, even ones still available on Amazon. But I'm not done looking....

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Postby taxico » Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:36 pm

i bought my own replacement battery and home button with my ipod to a phone repair guy - watched him replace it on the spot for $15.

before that i was using my wife's old iphone 3 as an ipod and did the same... i think i paid $75 and the repair guy provided the parts. i just asked around in all the different little phone shops until i got the price i wanted.

if you think your home button is about to give, might be a good time to have that replaced while the guts are opened.
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Postby aster » Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:07 am

x9200 wrote:Surely I would not exchange any Apple product to some Sheissung.


Ditto that. As much as I admire Samsung for dishing out phones with different-sized screens which is something that Apple has yet to consider, 2 mins with any of their devices is enough to put me off from using their products for another 12 months...

As with everything, if you are used to something then that is all good. But if - as an Apple user - you are given a Samsung device, then that's all the convincing you need to not touch another Sammy device again for a loooong time. In me personal opinion those over-luminous Samsung stores are perfect at keeping Apple users loyal to Apple. :)

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 31 Jul 2014 1:25 am

aster wrote:
x9200 wrote:Surely I would not exchange any Apple product to some Sheissung.


Ditto that. As much as I admire Samsung for dishing out phones with different-sized screens which is something that Apple has yet to consider, 2 mins with any of their devices is enough to put me off from using their products for another 12 months...

As with everything, if you are used to something then that is all good. But if - as an Apple user - you are given a Samsung device, then that's all the convincing you need to not touch another Sammy device again for a loooong time. In me personal opinion those over-luminous Samsung stores are perfect at keeping Apple users loyal to Apple. :)


I agree completely. People like to frame it as Apple vs Android, but that is completely wrong. There are plenty of Android devices I've used I would consider to replace an iOS device (for example, HTC One series, or some high-end Sony Xperias). It's almost entirely my hatred of the digital software vomit Samsung dumps all over their devices. The thing Samsung has copied from Apple the best is marketing. Convincing people to buy their stuff.

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:42 am

aster wrote:
x9200 wrote:Surely I would not exchange any Apple product to some Sheissung.


Ditto that. As much as I admire Samsung for dishing out phones with different-sized screens which is something that Apple has yet to consider, 2 mins with any of their devices is enough to put me off from using their products for another 12 months...

As with everything, if you are used to something then that is all good. But if - as an Apple user - you are given a Samsung device, then that's all the convincing you need to not touch another Sammy device again for a loooong time. In me personal opinion those over-luminous Samsung stores are perfect at keeping Apple users loyal to Apple. :)


Their Nexus devices were great (Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 10). Ditto for the Google Play Edition devices (GPE S4).

It's TouchWiz that's the problem. Hardware = Good; Software = "put the keyboard away, sir, and slowly step away from the terminal."


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