iPod Mini Battery

Discussion in 'iPod' started by PlaceofDis, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    okay, my Second Generation iPod Mini (blue 6gig) isn't getting the best battery life anymore. According to Apple i should get up to 18 hours, im lucky if i lasts through a day of on or off usage.

    Apple says to test the battery by loading an album and letting it play on repeat until the battery dies. i plan on doing this tonight or tomorrow, but my question is, how dead does the battery have to be for Apple to replace it? is half the expected life or less the general rule or what %??

    i dont want to bother sending it in if they won't replace it. but its frustrating to have the battery life so low after such a short period of time.
  2. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    No backlight, no shuffle, no touching the scroll wheel, half the volume...and if it lasts less than 50% of its rated capacity (9 hrs in this case) they will replace it.
  3. PlaceofDis thread starter macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    so it is half then? thank you, will test it in a bit
  4. bleek macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2005
    i got a mini(i think its a 4gb) and i dont get much battery life either. im pissed at the lies of 18 hours of life. my friend has same iPod as me and gets like 3-5 hours life. =/

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