Our iPod Nano is old. Thankfully after several years of it being a workout buddy the battery still lasts quite a long time. Sadly though we know that this is not the case with all out of warranty Nanos and we are happy that this Instructable exists should our battery need to be replaced.
After rescuing this iPod Nano from the junk pile due to its bloated battery, Instructable user Frenzy gave it new life by replacing the battery.
To replace the battery in your old 1st Gen Nano, you will need a screwdriver, soldering iron and a new battery (of course). New batteries can be found at iFixit. Batteries from iFixit will come with the tools you need to open up the device.
Any time you open the case of an iPod you void your warranty, but since the 1st Gen Nano is long out of warranty that is not a concern.
Check out the post on Instructables, for the DIY instructions.
For some more tips on how to give new life to old tech, check out these posts:
- Revitalize Your Netbook Before You Throw it Out
- How to Transform an 8 Track Player Into an iPod Speaker
- How to Fix That Broken Gadget Yourself
[Images: Instructables user Frenzy]