ipod Shuffle 2nd Gen (2G) Battery never seems full...

Discussion in 'iPod' started by will0407, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. will0407 macrumors 6502a

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    I got my ipod shuffle today (2nd gen silver clip model). It's alot smaller than I thought, so am really happy with it.

    However, I plugged it in via the USB dock to charge it and transfer music. I left it on to finish charging. When the light turned green, I took it off, but didn't actually use it. A few hourse later, I plugged it back in to transfer some more music. The light is now orange (and has been last few hours since I plugged it in for the 2nd time), indicating that it doesn't have a full charge yet.

    Is this normal? If not, should I try and get a replacement, as I don't want one with a duff battery.
     
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I think it's normal for it to need a few charge/discharge full cycles before the battery gets broken in.

    It also ships with some power, then you charged it a little, etc. Also, after the light turns green while charging, I think that's only 80%, you should still leave it charging.

    But do a few cycles and see what happens. Leave it playing all night to drain it if you need to.
     
  3. PackersFan macrumors newbie

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    We had same problem although it ended up lasting even less than what you are stating. In the end I purchased a brand new battery from http://www.RepairsUniverse.com

    Was easy to fit with the guide provided and Shuffle seems to last even longer than new!
     
  4. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    When you say "easy," how easy exactly? Could someone without a mechanical bent do it? ;) I've had my 2G shuffle since they first came out and now it looks like the battery is starting not to hold a charge. So I'm wondering if $15 plus the installation hassle is a better deal than $50 for a new one.
     

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