iPod iPod Mini

theman5725

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My brother has an iPod Mini that currently has a battery life of about 10 minutes. I know that iPods battery declines overtime but 10 minutes seems way too short, especially since hes only had it for about 1 1/2 years (its the 2nd generation one). Basically is there anyway to increase the battery life of this, or would he be better off buying one of the new Nanos?
 

XPelargos

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May 1, 2004
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I have the exact same problem. I'm not bothering to fix it. I'm getting a free nano with a MacBook for college. You might be able to pay to get a new battery installed but depending on the cost of that, it might be smart to just buy a new one.
 

pianoman

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May 31, 2006
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take it to apple and see if they'll replace it for you. or better yet, if they'll give you a new nano. it's worth a shot - if they don't replace it, you haven't really lost anything.
 

Warbrain

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pianoman said:
take it to apple and see if they'll replace it for you. or better yet, if they'll give you a new nano. it's worth a shot - if they don't replace it, you haven't really lost anything.
You'll shell out around 70 bucks for a battery replacement, and it's a load of **** anyway since the batteries in the iPods are crummy already. I did it through Apple, and it only lasted me about six months.

You're better off buying a new iPod.
 

MattyMac

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Warbrain said:
You'll shell out around 70 bucks for a battery replacement, and it's a load of **** anyway since the batteries in the iPods are crummy already. I did it through Apple, and it only lasted me about six months.

You're better off buying a new iPod.
Actually for the 70$ battery replacement program at the apple store, they hand you a brand new mini. Remarkably they still have them in stock for this sort of thing.