How to test used iPod shuffle 2 gb battery before buying

Discussion in 'iPod' started by manyelski, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. manyelski macrumors member

    manyelski

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    Hello, how to test used iPod shuffle 2 gb battery before buying? general advises before buying second hand ipod? thanks
     
  2. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Try to borrow it,and play music nonstop for 5-6 hours or more with the headphones or speakers you will use for it,if it still got 50 percent battery or more,it should be ok.
     
  3. manyelski thread starter macrumors member

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    Unfortunately I can not borrow it
     
  4. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Bad luck,guess you have to ask yourself if you can trust the seller.
     
  5. Lawzen macrumors member

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    I always found Shuffles to have really good battery life. I still have my 1st ben 512MB Shuffle, and it can still go for hours!
    Just as long as the seller doesn't seem sketchy, I think you should be fine.
     
  6. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Most iPods work well for years. I still got my first gen iPod classic,even if the battery has shown signs of degradation the last 6-8 months,it's still possible to get at least 50 percent of the playtime it had from the beginning.
     
  7. manyelski thread starter macrumors member

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  8. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    I've got one from 2011 and it still gets 15 hours listening time.

    Admittedly, I don't use it very often as I have other devices but they are built like tanks and keep on going.
     

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