Battery meter goes down fast in 5th gen?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by tdogg20, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2005
    My battery meter goes down to half in about 30-45 min of whatever i do whether its playing music or watching video, but when it had one small sliver of red in the meter left it ran for like 45 min on that so in total the iPod ran for about 1 hr and 20 min while watching a video, when i was sometimes going back to check the battery meter, and fast forwarding. Is there something wrong? Whats wrong with it? And will it affect the iPod? Any replies are greatly appreciated. Also ive tried resetting it and that did nothing.
  2. macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2004
    Try fully charging it... 5 hours at least. Then, fully drain it. Repeat 2 or 3 times, and the battry will be most accurately calibrated and should read correctly, as well as have a longer life.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2005
    same thing happend with my nano, its just the battery like pdpfilms said.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2005
    I did it twice and it didn't help at all. Im trying it the third time tonight, but is there any more suggestions as to what could be wrong or does it just take time for the battery to respond correctly. By the way I drained the iPod using videos and charged it over night twice if that matters.
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2005
  6. macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2005
  7. macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2005
    Same problem with mine...

    Does it for sure? I noticed the same thing on my new ipod. I have fully charged and discharged it twice and both times it seemed to get to the red awfully fast and then take forever to actually die.
  8. macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2005
    Wow, you couldn't even wait an hour?!? Sometimes you need to take a step back and realize its only an iPod. But that's only my opinion.

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