iPod 4 hour battery life on a 4th gen?

Hummer

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I've noticed my battery life going lower and lower and now it's at a measily 4 hours. I have a couple questions:

Is this normal for a replacement in Fall 2005?
Should I go to apple with it to get my battery replaced?
Will they replace my battery or must it have a shorter battery life?
Will them replacing my battery restore my ipod?

Thanks in advance.
 

mad jew

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Hummer said:
Is this normal for a replacement in Fall 2005?

I actually think it's quite normal but others may disagree.


Hummer said:
Should I go to apple with it to get my battery replaced?

Nah, I don't think they'll help you. Having said that, I guess it's worth a try if you're bored. I don't like your chances though. :eek:


Hummer said:
Will they replace my battery or must it have a shorter
battery life?

Most likely not. :(


Hummer said:
Will them replacing my battery restore my ipod?

Well, it depends. If they replace your battery then it won't change any of the data on your hard drive. However, rather than replacing the battery I reckon they'd just give you a refurbished model which, of course, will effectively be new and therefore won't have any of your data or settings on it. This is what they did when they replaced my 4G iPod. :)



Cool username BTW. :cool:
 

Hummer

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mad jew said:
No worries mate. If you end up taking it to Apple, tell us how it goes. :)
They replaced it. :) The guy told me that because I had my backlight on for a long time it killed my battery life (so stupid to realize that), but I also had a problem with my songs skipping. He couldn't find anything wrong with it, but replaced it anyway because I had Apple Care (well that's what he said).