Monday, April 07, 2008

Tuesday Toot - I replaced my iPod battery

It has been months since my iPod has gone on the blink and I have been hemming and hawing about either getting the battery replaced for around $70 dollars or buying a new iPod. What I didn't know as a self-respecting geek, was that you can just pop the thing open and replace the battery yourself. I learned this from some true Apple core geeks on my last business trip. These software engineers had really cool MacBooks running Windows XP and OS X, with custom designed graphic skins. One guy was using MacJournal to take all his notes on his super quiet keyboard, while I typed away loudly in Microsoft Word on my POS Lenovo T60 (company issue, can't complain). I almost considered getting a MacBook for about a microsecond. That evening I ordered a $10 battery from and the day it arrived I went to replace the battery.

Thank goodness for the internet and the folks at The replacement went exactly as the showed and took me no more than 10 minutes. And best of all, my iPod works like it is new! I am so psyched!


Laura123 said...

Yeah Angela! I was faced with the same dilema and went with an ipod battery from these guys. Turns out that it cost a bit more than what you paid but the tool i got with kit made it really easy to do. who says chicks can't do tech! lol thanks and take care.
-laura delasanto

Me said...

Thanks for the great tip!

Anonymous said...

It's awesome that you are a "geek" like that!

Anonymous said...

Nice! I'll have to remember that when my iPod goes on the blink. Thanks for sharing!

My Tuesday Toot is more like a pat on the back for not losing my cool... lol - drop by if you're up to hearing about a customer service nightmare. Yikes!