iFixit Battery Compatibility and IC's on Ribbon Cable
First some specs:
iPod iTouch, before shut down I got the model number: PD058LL/A v 6.16 (10B500)
Old battery APN: 616-0552
Old Battery VPN: P 11GC5-01-S01T
New battery APN: 616-0553
New battery VPN: LIS1458APPC
iFixit P/N's on the box: 85653088
Wife bought this battery from iFixIt for her old iPod, and said "here you go, fix it." :-D
Issue #1: Polarity markings on the cable are reversed, exactly as described here. With a mag glass I can see the + and - are opposite on the ribbon if I install the battery with the printed side up. I can see if I install the battery with the printing facing down in the case, the + and - will properly align, but this puts the ribbon cable on the other side of the iPod case, not the original position. Is this acceptable?
Issue #2: The original battery has a few micro IC's directly on the battery ribbon, the new battery does not. Will this battery work without these IC components?
In the below you can see I have not de-soldered the old ribbon but can see the polarity of the old battery, as well as the IC's on the old ribbon.