Alright I have a 40GB 4G iPod (non-color screen). I got it last December, so it's under a year old. I listen to it everyday, and love it to death. I carry it around with no case and only have one scratch on it, it's my baby. The problem is my battery. As of right now I've used it almost 3 hours and the battery icon is showing inbetween 1/4 and 1/2 of battery left. I listen to songs continously, so whole albums at a time. No pausing, volume is less than half way up, no eq, and no backlight, only use the apple headphones. The only time I touch the ipod is to put on another album when one is finished. What do you guys think my best option is for this iPod?