Ipod Third Generation Help (not nano)

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Bluemule, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Bluemule macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to fix an ipod that I haven't used for a long long time. Anyways, I've taken out the battery and replaced it but it still only lasts for about an hour. In fact, I can turn it off and leave it sitting for an hour and when I come back the battery will be dead or so the screen says. I'm not really sure if it is the battery since I have just replaced it with a new one. Any ideas on what could be causing it to be doing this? Thanks.
     
  2. tandude9 macrumors newbie

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    Maybe it's a bad usb/ firewire cord. Or you got a bad battery.
     
  3. Laura123 macrumors newbie

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    Either the Cable or Battery

    Blue Mule: i agree with tandude9 - you are either using a usb cable to charge up your third generation ipod (the only iPod that CAN'T be charged up properly via USB) and/or you need a new battery. There are load of 3rd party ipod battery companies out there but I am partial to ipodjuice.com - i used them when my ipod mini died and it's been playing better than ever since i installed their new battery. let us know how it all turns out.

    laura
     

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