Best option, fix or replace iPT with dying battery?

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  1. PracticalMac, Apr 30, 2014
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    PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    I have an almost 4 year old iPT 4G 64GB with a battery going bad.

    For $80 Apples option is eWaste the old Pod and I get a new one.
    I am not in favor to eWasteing an otherwise good device.

    Otherwise it is risky removal of old cover to replace battery, that will cost just as much as $80 replacement if I crack it.

    Figuratively torn with which way to go.
     
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    Are you saying that fur $80 they will replace your iPod? That sounds good to me.
     
  3. kylera macrumors 65816

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    How about re-purposing it for something else?

    Mine lasts just long enough for a few workout sessions, so I've made it my dedicated workout companion. When I'm home, I also use it with the Remote app for going through iTunes.

    Maybe you could download a paid second display app (Air Display comes to mind) and use it as a tiny secondary screen for your Mac or PC.
     
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    I'm in the same situation as u with my iPod touch 4g, I'm i sure what to do.
     
  5. PracticalMac, Apr 30, 2014
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    Yup
    Just trashing an otherwise functional and useful device is wasteful to me.
    (I am not all that thrilled with no battery replacement (or even no case replacement))

    That's an idea!
    I was already 2ed purposing, but did not find enough other uses to make it worth while.
    What will you do?
     
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    $80 for a new 64gig iPod touch is pretty darn good. I'd jump on it. I'd buy that ipod off you right now if you like.
     
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    Ill sell for $300 ;):D

    But yeah, $80 is great.
     
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    Hopefully I'll be able to replace my iPod touch. 5 for $80 when the time comes.
     
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    I just got my hands on a first generation iPod touch. Will Apple replace this for a nominal fee like they are replacing your 4th generation Touch?
     
  10. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    ask them, but there is a time limit.
    It may be too old.
     
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    I'll try this weekend.
     
  12. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    I've just found myself in your situation, I have a fourth gen 64 GB iPod touch, and the battery is dying on it as well. I've had it since Christmas of 2010, and who knows how many battery cycles it's been through. It's still a good ipod, but I've had to keep it on iOS 4 to get any kind of decent speed out of it since it took a huge hit with iOS 5 and 6.

    So after contemplating for a while, I went and bought a new 160GB iPod Classic from good ol Best Buy. The model is now 5 years old, but it is certainly time tested and it works great for my use. We'll see how long this one lasts. Definitely prefer the click wheel. Especially in the car where it is used most. Don't have any need for apps anymore since I've got an iPhone. Which I didn't have back in 2010.
     
  13. headsh0t95 macrumors regular

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    I also have a iPod touch 4g with a ding battery, but it works a lot better now:

    I put it for WEEKS (Yes litteraly almost continously for 3 weeks) in my Apple Universal Dock (connected to the wall charger) and now the battery drops a lot less faster than before (it was fluctuating like crazy even after calibration) and that's great. Also using iOS 4 is a huge improvement over iOS 5 or 6, totally agree with above said.

    Hope this lasts so I don't need to replace the battery (already have a newer Android phone + iPad 4 32gb)
     

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