iPod Battery Problem

Discussion in 'iPod' started by yg17, May 24, 2005.

  1. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    I've been suspicious that my 4G iPod battery is, well, sucking because the battery meter drops in no time. So today, I tested it out. I started off with a full charge. When I left for work at around 4:10 PM tonight, I set repeat to repeat an album, randomly selected an album, hit play and let it play through while I was at work. I knew that when I got home at 10:30, if my battery was dead, there was a problem. Well, I got home at 10:30, and lo and behold, the battery was dead. When I pressed a button, the iPod wouldn't even turn on. So even if the battery died as I was pulling into the garage, the battery lasted 6 hours and 20 minutes, half of what's advertised. I know lithium batteries dont last forever, but I don't even use my iPod that much at all and it sometimes sits in the dock for weeks at a time. The iPod is less than a year old so its under warranty. The question is though, if I take it into the Apple Store, will they replace the battery or iPod (for free), or give me some BS about how rechargable batteries lose capacity over time and tell me I'm SOL? Thanks.
  2. iPodMechanic macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2005
    Kalamazoo, MI
    4G battery

    Hello there,

    You have to have good charging habits for the batteries to last the longest. That doesn't mean plugging it in to reach full charge when the battery is already 3/4 full. And it's also good to let the battery die then charge to the max once in a while.

    If you want a new battery, iPodMechanic.com (my website) has a brand new 4g battery for just $29.97.

    If you need any help let me know. :)
  3. VicMacs macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2003
    Dominican Republic
    are these batteries new, ipodmechanic? for 29 bucks its a steal! apple charges 100!

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