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How to Upgrade, Repair, Disassemble a Battery for a Portable Media Player

Here are links to do-it-yourself (DIY) tips and tricks for batteries of mobile media players (portable digital audio players and video players). If you have written a report yourself (or if you know of a report not linked here), please submit a new entry.

Apple iPod  [external link]The iPod Battery unplugged: the real story on what may (or may NOT) be wrong with your iPod battery. Includes take apart pictures showing the latches and hooks which hold the player case together.
Apple iPod [external link]Build your own battery.
Apple iPod [external link]Building your own battery, pros, cons and caveats.
Apple iPod [external link]Battery replacement video.
Apple iPod (3. Generation) [external link]Opening the case, removing the hard disk and replacing the battery.
Apple iPod mini [external link]How to replace the battery, an illustrated step-by-step tutorial.
Archos JukeBox MMJB20 [external link]Disassembly, fixing power and battery problems.
Toshiba GigaBeat S30 [external link]A disassembled player for two reasons: to see if the battery is easily replaceable and to see what kind of processor is inside. It turns out that the battery is indeed replaceable with what looks like an off the shelf Toshiba battery. It is fairly easy to get to with the removal of five small screws on the outside and two small screws on the inside.
USB Battery [external link]A selfmade USB battery to power portable devices like mobile phones and media players.

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