Does Apple cover the iPod battery?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by wako, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. wako macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2005
    I think the title says it all

    I heard many people say that it doesnt however on the warranty agreement it says...

    It doesnt say anything about the battery here...

    I was asking this because I was thinking about buying applecare before my year ends
  2. aznsal612 macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2004
    Yes. Bring it into the Genius Bar, and the technicians will be able to diagnose the battery, and if it doesn't pass a test for battery life, the unit will be replaced.

    Also, if you're a student or teacher, you qualify for Educational discount for Applecare, which becomes $47 instead of $59. :)
  3. wako thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2005

    What the hell?

    Because I did bring it in before like after two weeks after I bought it and told them the battery wasnt lasting the 12 hours as expected and they just took a look and gave me a new one...

    What kind of "tests" do they subject it to?
  4. aznsal612 macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2004
    They calibrate it and run it through normal conditions and time the battery life. If it doesn't show significant battery loss that merits replacement, they don't replace it apparently. Or that's how the protocol is at the place I work at.
  5. gco212 macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2004
    It's supposed to be down to 50% of the promised battery life for them to replace it.
  6. Heb1228 macrumors 68020


    Feb 3, 2004
    Virginia Beach, VA
    And I think that's during the first year. It may extend it to 2 years with AppleCare, I'm not sure.
  7. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

    Aug 9, 2000
    If you're just worried about batteries, you can replace them yourself using 3rd party solutions from NewerTechnology. Their batteries offer up to a 70% increase in capacity over Apple's batteries, and they range in price from $25 to $30 and include all necessary installation tools.

    Additionally, it may be more expensive, though if you plan on keeping your iPod for awhile another solution may be TechRestore's iPod Battery Freedom which offers lifetime battery replacements for your iPod for just $99.
  8. matanga macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2005
    I bought a 4th Gen 20G iPod and today I have ran both the continuous shuffle and reoeat song tests. I get 9 and a half and 10 hours of uninterrupted run time respectively. does my iPod have a problem or does that sound right ? I heard the iPod should play for 12 hours when the repeat song test is performed.

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