iPod Battery Dies Fast

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Renese-Williams, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Renese-Williams macrumors member

    Renese-Williams

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    Okay, so I've had my iPod Classic for about 2 years and now when I watch a video I can barely get an hour in. I have a hunch that this isn't normal. :( What should I do?
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    Sounds like over the last two years you have ran the battery dead almost every time before recharging and/or left it discharged for too long. This is the worst thing you can do and shortens the battery life. Li-ion's grow crystals in cells that are dead for extended periods of time. You will have to buy a new one but always keep it charged up and charge after ever use. About 4 to 8 times a year you should run it dead (and immediately recharge) to keep the internal monitor calibrated.
     
  3. Renese-Williams thread starter macrumors member

    Renese-Williams

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    I always recharge it before going to bed though. :( I've never let my iPod die except for once or twice when I couldn't charge it.
     
  4. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

    instaxgirl

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