Battery care for new iPod photo

Discussion in 'iPod' started by hikeNM, May 14, 2005.

  1. hikeNM macrumors 6502a

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    Just got a new iPod photo and was wondering if there are any procedures to follow when charging and discharging the battery for the first time. I know laptop batteries have a certain way to charge and discharge for the first time. Do iPod's also? The manual doesn't say anything like that, just to charge it.

    Thanks
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    Before doing anything else, plug it into the AC adapter and allow it to reach a full charge before using it.

    Read the manual while it is charging. ;)
     
  3. hikeNM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Remember that after you charge it for the first time (and even during the first time) don't charge it inside of a case. The heat build-up that can occur will, over time, cause the battery to lose a bit of it's charge.
     
  5. iGary Guest

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    No. I do try and run mine down almost all the way every couple of months and then give it a recharge on AC to keep the electrons in the battery moving around, but besides that, enjoy the 15 hours of playtime, sometimes more.

    Cheers.
     
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  7. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry to revive this thread but...

    I just got a 4GB white nano and I vow to baby this thing... just how bad is it to not do a full charge the first time? I ask because I'm sort of 'on-the-move' today and don't think I can settle down for a full 3 hours to charge it.
     
  8. the_freddinator macrumors regular

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    I know when I got my iPod, I only let it charge about...1/2 at the most. I haven't experienced any problems as of yet (2 months later).
     

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