Advice for a nearly dead Touch 4G?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by kylera, Dec 25, 2012.

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    kylera

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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.
     
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    wordoflife

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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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    kylera

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    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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    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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    spyguy10709

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    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.
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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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]
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  8. vkd
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    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. :)
     
  9. macrumors 68030

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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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