4 Gen Apple iPod touch - All hope lost?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by egexperiment626, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. egexperiment626 macrumors newbie

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    My mom received a 4th Gen iPod Touch 3 years ago and right from the start it always seemed to have a short battery life. Now, she's lucky if she gets 15 minutes out of a full charge... if it even charges. It no longer connects to iTunes, doesn't shows that it's charging, usage meters are all incorrect, etc. I'm looking at the cable connection and it looks like some of the pieces are bent.

    Should I just consider this iPod toast and get her a replacement?
     
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    Take it into the apple store, they may repair/replace it for a much lower cost than getting a whole new iPod, even if it is out of warranty, apple is known to be fairly lenient/helpful about such things.
     
  5. egexperiment626 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm planning to get her an iPad Mini for Christmas, just was hoping there might be a quick fix to get her to December.

    Thanks, I'll give that a try. :)
     
  6. skylarbrenden macrumors member

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    I'd say that the battery is going bad. That seems to be a huge problem with many of the iPod touch 4th generations.


    A lot of people are saying that it's time for an upgrade, and while that is true, that doesn't mean that it should already be doing that. My iPod touch second generation that I have laying around doesn't die that fast. It has pretty good battery life, believe it or not.

    And for the product to poop out after 3 years, that's not something you expect from Apple. So, I'd take it to the Apple Store, and tell them about your issue, if you feel like spending the money to get it fixed.
     

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