iPod problem not solved......

Discussion in 'iPod' started by tdogg20, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. tdogg20 macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2005
    I sent my 5th gen in because the battery lasts like nine hours and they diagnosed it for six days then sent it back and said nothing was wrong with it so they are giving me my iPod back!!!!!!!!!!! Whats up with this?
  2. croshtique macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2005
    Cambridge, UK
    Apple says 30GB 5G iPods have a maximum playing time of 14 hours. That figure is based on absolute continuous play (bear in mind stopping, changing playlists i.e. increasing disk use will use the battery more) with features like SoundCheck, the EQ and backlight off. 9 hours of battery time bearing in mind 'normal' everyday usage is fairly reasonable IMHO.

    How long will your iPod last if you just let it play normal music files continuously without stopping/starting etc?
  3. tdogg20 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2005
    Yea i ran i test no backlight and continuous play and it lasted nine hours
  4. happy.buddha macrumors member


    Jul 18, 2005
    New Hampshire
    How long have you had it? I noticed that when I first got mine the battery life was shorter than I expected but I ran it completely down and recharged it to 100% a few times and now I get closer to advertised playtime (about 2 1/2 - 3 hours video playback and 11-13 hours music playback on my 30GB), I do know that the battery meter isn't an accurate guage of battery life, I've played music for 2+ hours in the red.

    may want to see if this helps too: http://macsupport.ca/2005/12/26/how-to-improve-your-ipods-battery-performance/

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