Replaced iPod 4G HDD with 128 GB SD Card - Battery Life?

piblondin

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I recently replaced the 20GB hard drive in an iPod 4G clickwheel with an IDE to CF adapter, CF to SD card adapter, and a 128GB SDXC card. I also decided to replace the original battery because, why not?, it's 15 years old. But I'm now wondering if the battery replacement was necessary. On the OEM battery, I was getting 12 hours of playback time with the SD card. Can I expect much more than that?
 

TGM85

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Aug 29, 2005
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Replacing a 15 year old battery is always a smart idea. Don't worry about it, it was a good decision.
 

piblondin

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Jun 23, 2009
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On the first test, the 15-year-old battery is actually delivering longer playing times. However, I fully drained and am charging the Chinese replacement to see if running it through a full charge cycle makes a difference. Otherwise, I'll swap the OEM battery back in, assuming I didn't damage it too much when I removed it!
 

piblondin

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Jun 23, 2009
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Replacing a 15 year old battery is always a smart idea. Don't worry about it, it was a good decision.
And, indeed, I ended up swapping the 15-year-old battery back in. :-/ Any idea where I could get a better replacement than what's on eBay and Amazon?