Again my girlfriend is having a lot of battery problems as of late. Her cell phone was just not holding a charge. It would be fully charged and by the afternoon just turn off. This is an older cell phone and a charge usually lasts for days. With most cell phones this is easy. Take the cover off, check the serial number of your battery. Once you have that I usually use amazon. Type the serial/model number into amazon and buy the battery that has the best review that costs the least. Watch out because a lot of sellers try to sell old batteries as new. These are junk. Put your new battery in and your ready to go.
My girlfriends iPod just would no longer hold a charge. As soon as she unplugged it would say it had a problem and then turn off. I decided to buy a battery and replace it. The iPod she had is a iPod 5th generation video 30GB. Here is a pic
I used the website http://www.ipodbatterydepot.com/ to determine my version. They have great pics and identifiers for each iPod version. For the iPod classic the identifiers were 30GB and model number A1136.
The first step to getting inside is using some type of plastic pry tool, to pry the white part from the stainless steel case. Don't remove it completely there is a ribbon that is attached
Once you get it apart you will see 2 ribbons. You only need to remove 1 the ribbon that attaches to the bottom charging port and the battery. Once you do that you can remove the battery
Attach the new battery with the new ribbon cable
Attach the outer case by just pushing it together and hearing the click.
Your battery should have some charge to test, but make sure to fully charge it.
If your ipod is just not holding a charge, don't buy a new one, just replace the battery.
I recommend this product. I bought this to keep in the car on the occasion i need to charge a laptop or other non USB device. I already have a great USB car charger that provides a 2.1A charge. One thing you should know that you can't get more then 150w out of a car charger. Anything more and you would need to plug directly to the battery. Using this I plugged in a small power strip and charged the following devices. Kindle fire, camera battery and my laptop. My laptop was not on at the time of charging. It worked like a charm. The device is a little bulky and there is a fan that can be heard if you don't have the radio on. I would expect as much considering the amount it would can charge and that it packs a regular plug plus 2 USB ports into it. Make sure that your DC port will fit this guy.
They do make extension cables for DC ports if you need it. They also make cables that you can plug directly to the battery for something heavier then 150w.
I was turned onto this USB car charger from Steve Harris, an expert in emergency management. He did not steer me wrong. This product has a fantastic look and the glow is not to bright but makes it easy to find at night. I use it to power my iphone 3gs and my kindle fire. The kindle fire needs a 2amp power supply and this fits that bill nicely. Note that you can't use both plugs when charging a 2amp device, only 1. I knew that going in so that is fine. It will charge 2 devices that don't need a 2amp charge fine. I charged a ipod and a iphone 3gs just fine with this.
My only complaint and why I bumped one star is that it does not stay put in the car charger port. I can live with it because there are not many other chargers that look this nice and provide a 2amp charging capability. I tried it in a multitude of sockets in different cars and it wiggles itself out on a long trip or after unplugging and plugging. other chargers don't do this and stay put. I would still recommend this though.
Charges small devices but is finicky, July 17, 2012
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This review is from: ReVIVE Series TwinPort 5000mAh DUAL USB SLIM External Battery PackThis device will not charge new devices that require 2.1a. This did not work with an ipad or a kindle fire. This device does do an adequate job of charging my old iPhone 3gs but I don't believe the power output is quite right. My phone will freeze while it is on the charger and it will sometimes say that this product is not supported.
I would not recommend this product. I have heard good things about the Trent brand
Now this device was terrible, but i found some other options. I sometimes listen to the survival podcast and a guest on his podcast described the battery backups you want in any sort of disaster. When my devices run out of juice I classify that as a disaster. The guest was Steve Harris. Harris is a disaster specialist and also someone who as worked with energy his whole life as a engineer.
The Device he recommends is the
I haven't been steered wrong by his recommendations. It has also gotten a lot of good reviews on Amazon as well. I would recommend this battery backup to anyone thinking about something like this.
Steven Harris solar1234.com
Gizmodo also had a roundup for battery backups.
Kind of expensive but looks like it has a lot of power.