I think tomorrow I will be calling AppleCare for them to repair my iPod. My 40GB 4th gen gets around 4 hours battery life, from the advertised 12. Kinda tough when I normally listen to it more than that daily, well did. I got it Dec 27th 2004, and have the extended AppleCare warranty on it. I'm afraid since this is a battery problem I will receive a new, used or refurb iPod. Mine is engraved. I really hate to get a used or refurb iPod, as I paid $400 for the iPod and $50 for the AppleCare. What kind of chance do I have at getting a new iPod? I know refurbs aren't bad, my shuffle came from the refurb store, but as much as I use my iPod I'd hate having something used or refurbed. Do I even stand a chance of getting my iPod back? What should I expect to get? I would go to an Apple store but the nearest is ~5 hours away from me. Also the 40GB 4th gen was removed from the Apple line on Feb ~23rd if that counts for anything.