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Old Dec 25, 2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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Advice for a nearly dead Touch 4G?

My iPod Touch 4G has just passed the two-year mark, and as all portable devices go, its battery is pretty much shot. If I fully recharge it and let it sit idle (screen off and whatnot, no Wi-Fi), the Touch is guaranteed to die in 2 days tops.

Other than that, everything else works pretty well still. The screen has no cracks whatsoever.

What would be the best thing to do with it? I paid good money to get this as it's the 64GB model, so I really don't want to throw it into the bin just yet.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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Keep using it would be my suggestion. Just keep recharging it as necessary.
The battery on ours is also quite weak... but it works. Even if that means if I have to recharge it all the time.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 09:24 PM   #3
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How many hours do you get out of it?
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 10:08 PM   #4
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How many hours do you get out of it?
I can get through a day with just music and nothing else.

If I use my Touch to do simple browsing, however, I can almost see the battery drain in front of my eyes.

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Keep using it would be my suggestion. Just keep recharging it as necessary.
The battery on ours is also quite weak... but it works. Even if that means if I have to recharge it all the time.
That's the other thing - now that I have an iPhone, I'm not carrying the Touch much anymore. It sort of like a backup device now.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 07:47 PM   #5
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My iPod Touch 4G has just passed the two-year mark, and as all portable devices go, its battery is pretty much shot. If I fully recharge it and let it sit idle (screen off and whatnot, no Wi-Fi), the Touch is guaranteed to die in 2 days tops.

Other than that, everything else works pretty well still. The screen has no cracks whatsoever.

What would be the best thing to do with it? I paid good money to get this as it's the 64GB model, so I really don't want to throw it into the bin just yet.
Well for 80 bucks, you can get a replacement device under apple's battery replacement policy. You could also get one of those external battery cases, they're pretty cheap on Amazon.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 08:59 PM   #6
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If I were you I'd sell it, I'd imagine you can get at the least $150 for it according to eBay prices (used ones are going for almost $200, and I assume they have decent battery life). Or if you're very handy, you can purchase a new battery for 20 bucks and do the replacement yourself.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 08:59 PM   #7
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Can be used as a docking device on speakers at home or in the car.

Or if you get videos on itunes it can be used as an output device to your TV [that is what mine is doing]
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:47 AM   #8
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My iPod Touch 4G has just passed the two-year mark, and as all portable devices go, its battery is pretty much shot. If I fully recharge it and let it sit idle (screen off and whatnot, no Wi-Fi), the Touch is guaranteed to die in 2 days tops.

Other than that, everything else works pretty well still. The screen has no cracks whatsoever.

What would be the best thing to do with it? I paid good money to get this as it's the 64GB model, so I really don't want to throw it into the bin just yet.
Your best plan would be to buy yourself a cheap and cheerful generic Made In China MP3 player on ebay and simply post your iPod over to me. PM me for my address.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 09:27 AM   #9
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Take it to Apple and ask them to replace it - they'll do it for $80 (or 59 over this side of the pond) if everything else is working OK.
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