Please help with battery life question!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by tdogg20, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2005
    My iPod with video came with a charge, but i charged it all the way anyway, and when i watch a movie the battery only lasts about 45 minutes whats wrong? Is the first charge weaker than the others? By the way i have a 30gb white 5th gen.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2005
    Its better to drain it then charge
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2005
    So if i drain it right now then charge it ill be fine?
  4. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I believe it's better to charge and then drain to finish off the charge cycle Apple started you with. Try draining it and recharging from scratch though, just to re-calibrate it.

    I don't know if it'll be fine after this though. :eek:
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2005
    SF Bay Area, CA
    did the battery actually die? as in, did the ipod shut off/stop playing? if not, keep watching. don't go back to the menu to check your battery life until you're done; i've found that i have much more time then it tells me, especially when watching a movie...
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2005
    Yea the movie actually lasted about an 1 and a half hours when i was sometimes going back to check battery meter. Is this about right? And the battery meter when i use it shows a full charge battery where the battery is all green for about 10 seconds and then it shows the battery icon with a small chunk out of it no matter what i am doing if its music or movie. Is this wrong or normal?
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2005
    Anybody at all?

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