battery life on 30gig ipod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by swingline, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. swingline macrumors member

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    how many hours of play do you get before the battery is drained? i'm getting about 9 right now and wondering if i should get a new battery. i miss my creative nomad touch with its 22 hours battery life...:(
     
  2. swingline thread starter macrumors member

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    oh and i should proabably add that i have a 5g video ipod.
     
  3. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    [EDIT] Completely misunderstood your question. I don't know the answer to that. I remember my 60GB ViPod used to get about 15 hours of music, so yes, I would say there is something wrong with yours, but how long have you had it? And how often do you use it?

    Daniel.
     
  4. ipodcentral112 macrumors regular

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    I believe that 14 hours is the standard and once it falls below 7 it is addressed as a problem by apple and tehy will replace the battery for free as long as the ipod is tiill under warrenty!
     
  5. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    So if you're at nine and need to get below seven, just keep the iPod plugged in all the time and watch videos on repeat until about a month before your warranty runs out! ;) That should totally destroy your battery life enough for Apple to replace it!

    Daniel.
     
  6. ipodcentral112 macrumors regular

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    Haha, you can just bring it to the apple store as is, who knows, maybe tehy will jsut replace it now!
     
  7. shiv macrumors member

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    Hi,
    I had just purchased an ipod video 30gb a couple weeks ago. I didn't know if I was getting proper battery life out of my ipod. So, I drained it fully. Then I charged it till it showed that plug sign (instead of lightening) in the battery meter) I took it off charge about 4 hours after I plugged it in.
    I left the ipod on continuous play through my audio library. It lasted for just about 12 1/2 hours till it just switched off. Once in a while I would touch the scroll wheel just so I could see how much battery life it had. Is this a normal life for audio? Remember, I am not using the scroll with it very much at all. So, I wonder how much less it would be if I just use it regularly scrolling through the day and such?

    I wonder if I am truly fully charging the battery. (what is the best way to charge it) Did I maybe not charge it properly the first time round, so now I get a lower charge than average?

    Thanks for any help or suggestions you can offer.
     
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