Battery issues?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by YoshikiUK, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. YoshikiUK macrumors newbie

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    I have a 1st gen ipod touch which i haven't been using much recently. I have just started using it again and the battery has been acting a bit strange. It will drain, and then when i plug it in to charge it will show 3 quarters full almost immediately. Why is it doing this? Is the battery on it's way out?

    Yesterday it was on 3 quarters charge, and then all of a sudden went down to 20%. Today after a few hours charge it lasted for 8 hours playing music.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Rad-o macrumors member

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    I guess the battery is coming to the end of its life .. How many years has it been ?
    Are you planing to buy the 5th gen ? The 1st gen is realy old ;/
     
  3. YoshikiUK thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah it is pretty old, 4 years or so. I'm actually thinking of sending it to a company to get the battery replaced, it only costs £40, the reason i'm not getting the 5th gen is I am going to South East Asia for 6 months and don't really want to take new tech with me in case it gets stolen.
     
  4. YoshikiUK thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well i did a full charge and it ran for 9 hours playing music before it died (wifi on, lots of 320kbps songs, screen off, no headphones plugged in), which isn't too bad. However, because it is so old, i'm wondering whether it would just be worth it to get a new battery? Would i see a difference, or am i just as likely to get 9 hours playing music with a new battery?
     
  5. Xeblade macrumors regular

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    9 hours is actually pretty good for a 1st gen. Are you also using the speaker? That drains more power than using headphones.
     
  6. YoshikiUK, Oct 18, 2012
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    YoshikiUK thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't think it has a speaker (at least mine doesn't). If i get a new battery and it lasts 15+ hours i would probably get one, but not if it only gives me a few more hours. I just don't want it to die on me when i go travelling as then i won't have any music :eek:

    Edit - update:

    Just gave it another full charge, and this time turned wifi off. Very very strange, but it drains much faster with the wifi OFF. I have never come across this before. How on earth would having the wifi off drain the battery?
     

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