iPod Surgery

Problem: My original iPod Mini battery was not performing as well as it first did. This is partially due to my not really taking care of the battery… If you have a device that runs on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, it is a good idea to run it down all the way every month or so, especially if you don’t use it all that often. I didn’t do that, and as a result my old battery would lose 20% of its power just by having the device sit there for a day.

Solution: Go to batteryship.com and order a replacement battery for $10 USD (+$10 shipping). It’s also a higher capacity battery – 550mAh, versus 400mAh. The package came with some special tools for taking the iPod apart.

I performed the iPod surgery tonight. Here are the photos:

1. The top plate has been removed.
2. The bottom plate has been removed. There is another metal plate that needs to come off.
3. Metal plate has been removed!
4. The mainboard slides out…
5. The pieces that make up an iPod Mini.
6. The left battery is the new one.
7. The new battery has been installed! You can also see the 4GB Seagate hard drive.
8. The iPod is back together – and it works!

Some of the answers were kinda funny :-)

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    Ooh – also, I updated www.stjoseph-seminary.com to include the Exiit Qui Seminat (newsletter), some photos, and the Ave Maria recording from Convocation.

    Welcome to 2007

    I had a great break, having spent time in Regina, Saskatoon, and Nipawin. I’m now back in the seminary in Edmonton for our opening retreat. I’m also waiting for DHL to ship me my new laptop battery from Apple. The old one is not being recognized by my MacBook and so Apple shipped a new one to me. Now I’m waiting for DHL to get it from their warehouse in Edmonton to the seminary… which is a trip that has taken over a week and two unsuccessful delivery attempts (to who knows where – it certainly wasn’t to this place, as both attempts occurred during business hours here). I also had fun on the phone talking to different people who realized that I needed to talk to DHL International (where I had to explain to the customer service rep. that Alberta is not anywhere near Quebec), or to DHL B.C., or finally to DHL Edmonton, where the agent couldn’t figure out why the driver wasn’t able to deliver the package.

    Anyway, it’s all been a tad bit frustrating.

    In better news, we did some quick recordings at home. Enjoy!

  • The Millette Guitar Concerto – I really didn’t have a better name for this. Danny played the cool bass riff and David then played several other guitar tracks. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to record some drums and so what you hear are programmed drums.
  • Marie’s Song – This is a simple, live recording of part of one of our jam sessions.
  • What Child Is This? – Another simple, live recording of this Christmas hymn.

    I also fixed a few minor issues in About A Time. Check it out here.

    Merry Christmas and happy new year!