will this hurt my iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by tdogg20, Oct 28, 2005.

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    My new 5th gen iPod came almost with a full charge but i charged it with a very new hp laptop. I was using the iPod not for music but just like playing around with games and settings, and the battery went down to half in about an hour and a half whats wrong? Is the laptop not powerful enough to fully charge it? Or do i have to run my battery down to nothing and then recharge it on my desktop? PLease help.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Mine discharged quickly the after the first charge - it will improve, you'll find other posts here which detail charging cycles etc.
     
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    so u didnt fully charge it for the 1st time? if u didnt then the ipod might have gotten only a 80% charge i think.

    did u leave it plugged in when u was playing around with the games? or u couldnt wait and unplugged it?
     
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    I plugged it in for like an hour and a half to two hours, and then it said it was fully charged because it showed the outlet prong in the top right then i fooled around with it
     
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    2nyRiggz

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    well if it was fully charge then dont worry about it. drain the power and recharge it again.

    if u use the ipod click wheel, backlight and other stuff alot it will drain the power i assume...don't get a mashed brain over it enjoy it.

    bless
     
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    So the iPod battery life will get better after it charges a couple times?
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Yes, but charge it fully (5 hours) then let it run out completely then repeat. That should do the trick.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    so even if it says its fully charged i should still let it charge for 5 hours?
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Yup - for a full charge, less time for 80% - which I think is when you get the charged symbol.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors member

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    alright cool thanks a lot! I have another question after it shows the charged symbol how long does it take after that to reach 100%? And is it fine if it shows the do not disconnect symbol everytime i have it charging?
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    Hey i have a question for you, is your ipod scratched at all?
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Take a look the thread entitled 'iPod video scratches' :rolleyes:
     
  13. thread starter macrumors member

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    No i left the front plastic on it, and i have the 30gb white model
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    Did i ask you the question? Could i pull him through his computer into that thread and tell him to answer in that thread? Then mind your business jerk and stop trolling.



    Thanks for your answer tdogg
     
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    Way to tell him buddy! I'm sure he'll stop being the jackass he is now :D









    yeah!
     

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