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How to replace a iAudio X5 battery





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Uploaded on Nov 18, 2007

In this video we replace the standard battery of my iAudio X5 mp3 player (which was nearly dead) with another battery bought on the internet.
The new battery is not original but it's really cheap and almost the same capacity than the previous. Most important, it's nearly the same size (just a little bit thicker).
I did this because iAudio Italia has disappeared and I didn't find anyone willing to fix my X5. I didn't want to send my player to Korea or Switzerland to fix it and I didn't want to buy another one, I always thought this one is amazingly good and way better than iPods and such! (If it wasn't for the tech support, of course!)
The player now works fine, the playtime is about 7 hours. Before this replacement I had to warm the player up to make it start and the battery lasted 2 hours if you were careful (no song skipping, no shuffle...).
Now... it's a new player! Well, at least until the mechanics give up!
Besides the risk of breaking stuff (some thin wires, connectors, pins, dropping the hard disk in a meat grinder by accident etc) it's not a hard soldering!

edit: Some useful links
This is the battery I bought:
This is where I found most of the informations about battery replacing:
(That's a long thread - there are some summaries near the end!)
The battery looks silver because I removed the black plastic case. I wrapped it in tape at the end to avoid short circuits. I kept the protection circuit, anyway. I cannot guarantee you this is a safe move, but my player is alive, I use it often (walking, driving...) and the new battery lasts a lot!
I also put RockBox in it!


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