Item: 656996 Model: PMPAIPHOTO
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Comments about Lenmar Replacement Battery For Apple iPod Photo M9585, M9586, M9829, M9830 (PMPAIPHOTO):
I bought a used iPod Photo that wouldn't boot up if I let it sit for more than a day or so. The only way to get it started was to plug in the charger, then it worked fine. I figured it needed a new battery, and after looking around this one seemed the most reputable. I ordered one and picked it up. The first challenge was that my iPod is M9585LL, and the package only lists M9585FE. The battery package also says it replaces 616-0183 and 616-0206, and fortunately after getting the iPod open I found that I had one of those. But getting the iPod open was another challenge. I was glad to see the battery comes with opening tools that are supposed to prevent scratching, but it was still pretty hard to do. I would suggest pushing the tool into the seam as directed, but keep pushing just until the case pops open. Leave the tool there and use the other tool to release the internal plastic clips along the side. The instructions say that once you have the case open you should lay the halves flat. With my iPod, that was impossible because there are two ribbon cables preventing it. What I finally figured out is that you can pull the ribbon cables off because they're just pin connectors. You'll need to do this, because it's impossible to hold the halves upright while replacing the battery. The battery connector fits into a tiny socket, and I had such a difficult time releasing the old one that I cracked the socket, which may have had something to do with the age of my iPod. Anyway, I superglued it. Another challenge is the battery wires travel underneath part of the circuit board. I would suggest backing out the screws in the circuit board just enough to pull the connector underneath it. After that I plugged the battery in, reconnected the ribbon cables, and closed the case. After charging for the recommended three hours, everything worked perfectly. This is a good solution if you have some basic technical skills, but not for the faint of heart.