iPod Mini

Discussion in 'iPod' started by theman5725, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. theman5725 macrumors 6502

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    My brother has an iPod Mini that currently has a battery life of about 10 minutes. I know that iPods battery declines overtime but 10 minutes seems way too short, especially since hes only had it for about 1 1/2 years (its the 2nd generation one). Basically is there anyway to increase the battery life of this, or would he be better off buying one of the new Nanos?
     
  2. XPelargos macrumors newbie

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    I have the exact same problem. I'm not bothering to fix it. I'm getting a free nano with a MacBook for college. You might be able to pay to get a new battery installed but depending on the cost of that, it might be smart to just buy a new one.
     
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    take it to apple and see if they'll replace it for you. or better yet, if they'll give you a new nano. it's worth a shot - if they don't replace it, you haven't really lost anything.
     
  4. abeyk macrumors regular

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  5. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    You'll shell out around 70 bucks for a battery replacement, and it's a load of **** anyway since the batteries in the iPods are crummy already. I did it through Apple, and it only lasted me about six months.

    You're better off buying a new iPod.
     
  6. specialist macrumors member

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  7. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    Actually for the 70$ battery replacement program at the apple store, they hand you a brand new mini. Remarkably they still have them in stock for this sort of thing.
     

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