Does your iPod completely shut off?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by applekid, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. applekid macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2003
    I have a 3G iPod. Runs great. Except one problem... Randomly, the iPod shuts off completely and drains its own batteries! I mean it shuts off so that the next time you press a button, the Apple logo pops up doing a complete startup.

    It doesn't matter if it's in its dock charging or if it's out in the wild. The battery would be litterally full at one moment, then the next moment you turn it on, most or all of the battery is discharged! It usually happens overnight about weekly. It's like its restarting itself or something.

    Any solutions or does this happen for the rest of you guys?
  2. bankshot macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2003
    Southern California
    My 3rd gen 30 GB also does this. My 4th gen 60 GB iPod photo also did this on occasion until it was stolen. It hasn't happened since then, so I can only conclude that theft is a valid solution. :D
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    If I'm not going to use my 4gen 40gb iPod for a while, I always put the lock on... stops the charge from draining by shutting off the scroll-wheel, I guess.

    Before, it used to lose its charge fairly quickly like you say.
  4. nef919 macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2003
    I also have this problem. I have a 3rd gen 30gb. I always use the lock. No help.
  5. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2005
    NG9, England
    Not helpful. Theft is not a way of solving an iPod problem, I find a moderate whack on a table often helps though.

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