recharging the ipod battery issue

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by terry29, May 7, 2003.

  1. terry29 macrumors newbie

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    what is the "healthiest" way to recharge the battery to maximize the life of the battery? i dont want to ever have to dish out $200 to replace it, so what is the best way to recharge it?

    also, how long does one charge last for you guys on average? (new ipods are advertised as 8 hours, but i much less than that)
     
  2. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    I'm wondering also, i got my new one yesterday and it says it takes 4 hours to recharge the battery, thats a long time for something to be left on charge considering my ibook only takes 1 hour 40 minutes.

    Pity there is no actual guide or something.
    Its also a pity that the battery isn't removable so that you can replace it yourself.
     
  3. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    There have been numerous threads on this subject. Battery life is 8 hours under optimial conditions, meaning you don't skip songs (by design it only has to spin up the HD one every half hour or so)...

    i think the battery on the old iPods was supposed to take up to three hours to charge (1 hour to get to 80%), dunno about the new ones. Mine rarely gets below 3/4 charge, and it usually takes an hour or two to charge... which isn't horrible. I mean, you have to sleep sometime, why not just leave it plugged in overnight?

    pnw
     
  4. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    Yes but how long is reasonable, i've been charging mine now for over 4 hours and it still hasn't finished.
     

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