ipod says "Please wait, very low battery" WHY is this happening?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by grosslyclever, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2009
    Hello all,

    Important Story:

    One day, after using my ipod for over 2 years I charged it to full battery. I listened to some music as always, then all of the sudden it shuts off! I reset it and it just kept turning on and off, on and off. Finally I got it to stop turning on a off, but instead it said "Please wait, very low battery". After charging the battery again, to full power, it worked fine, then the same thing happened...over and over and over.

    I have an ipod video black 5g.

    Can anyone help me out?

  2. macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2009
    you need a new battery: after that long, the electrons just zip away.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2009
    uhhh...really? Alright...ughhh
  4. macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2009
    yep. its happened to several ipods of mine... after about 2 or 3 years, kaplunk.:p
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2008
    Your batter is dead. If you want to replace it check out www.ifixit.com or take it to apple store. Apple will charge $60(not sure)...and you can do it for half the price from ifixit.

    If I were you I'd use this ipod as an external hard disk or sell it on ebay and buy a new ipod touch:D
  6. macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2009
    like i said ^^^^^ :D also try rapidrepair.com and powerbookmedic.com for a battery.
  7. macrumors regular


    Apr 20, 2009
    just get an old portable cassette player and a tape deck with giant speakers. They WORK MUCH BETTER!!!! :) and they're cheap and easily recordable.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2008
    Washington State
    I've gotten a few of these with this same problem, leaving it on the charger doesn't help since it can't get to the part in the boot process where it can charge. Get a new battery and that should be able to fix it. I have seen batteries for $10 on eBay.

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