so after 500 charges

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by azure247, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. azure247 macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2008
    My ipod touch battery dies and I lost 400$? At 500 charges thats about .80$ loss for every full charge you do.
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    you can replace the battery (however difficult). just buy an OEM part from eBay or any site that sells parts for ipods. Then go to and find out how to replace the battery.
  3. YodaEXE macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2008
    Where are you getting that number from?
  4. baseball-kid8 macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2008

  5. quick5pnt0 macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2008
    $400 divided by 500 charges is $0.80 a charge. What I don't get is how you know it was 500 charges? Did you actually count each one? Were they full charges from dead or just partial charges?

    You can change the battery yourself. Just look on ebay for the battery replacement kits. Usually they include the plastic tools you need to pry the case open. Otherwise I believe you can send it back to Apple and they'll replace it with one of their batteries. (for a price of course)

    I really wish Apple would stop jerking their customers around and make these things with easily replaceable batteries.
  6. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    If you are within the first year, just call Apple Care or goto and Apple Store and they will replace it. If you are outside of that, just take it to an Apple Store (or Call Apple Care) and participate in the Battery Exchange. For a small price you give them your iPod and they give you a "new" one. I know for most iPods it is $60, I'm not sure about the touch, but I suspect it will be in that range.

  7. YodaEXE macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2008
    Yeah, I don't know where he's getting the 500 charges from. That doesn't seem right to me.
  8. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020


    Jul 13, 2008
    Los Angeles, Ca
    so someone with a 1g touch with a dead battery can pay around $60 for a new 2g touch?
  9. njguyfla macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2008
    No, they replace the battery in your unit for $60.
  10. quick5pnt0 macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2008
    No, even if they swapped your touch for another one they'd still be giving you a refurbished 1g. I'm almost certain that they just change the battery in your touch though.

    BTW It's $79
  11. Muncher macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2007
    You also have to think about your level of charge. Leaving a device at full charge most of the time will result in a %20 battery capacity loss over a year, while being at the optimum %40 percent charge level results in a loss of only %4.

    Just adding more stress. Really, though, just enjoy the device. 500 isn't an absolute limit, and I'm sure you could squeeze 520 - 550 in there at the least. They probably under-estimate like drug companies under estimate max dosage so they don't get sued.
  12. Aeroplane macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2008
    that's what lithium ion batteries last , cell phones, cameras and other electronic appliances have the same battery life...500 charges and then it diesss!!!! :p
  13. mackmgg macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2007
    ok just get it replaced by applecare unless u voided the warrenty sumhow it has been about 11mths since it came out, so NOBODYS warrentys are passed 1 yr yet, and also 300 days and 500 charges that cant be rite.
  14. ukitali macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008
    I think he's just asking for future reference. Also batteries in cameras, cell phones, etc are easily replaceable and cheap unlike ipod batteries.
  15. 0sync0 macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
  16. Eric Isaacson macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2008
    Do you mind sharing where you got this info? I've never seen it before.
  17. angels lust macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2008
    iPhone only has 350 charges before it dies. The price of modern day electronics I suppose. I'm glad I got the two-year warranty, by the time my battery is on it's last leg I'll send it in and hope for the best.

    Actually, who am I kidding? I'll probably just upgrade in 2 years. :eek:
  18. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    Correction: It can go to 350 cycles before it starts losing charge capacity a little bit at a time. Most likely, the battery can go to 500-600 cycles before it really isn't worth charging anymore. It doesn't die after 350 charges.
  19. mosx macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2007
    Wow some bad info about batteries here.

    The general rule is that lithium ion and lithium polymer batteries are designed to retain 80% capacity after 500 cycles. Some say 350-500 to cover themselves and not have to service the battery under warranty.

    If you take care of your battery by not running it dead before each charge and charging it and using it as often as possible, then, theoritically, it should still have have 60% capacity after 1,000 cycles.

    Take care of your battery, use it properly, don't run it dead, and it will be very usable for years to come.
  20. Naro macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2008
    Do you agree with not charging it until it hits 40%
  21. teohyc macrumors regular


    May 24, 2007
    I got a 32GB. Think it'll be too expensive to let it fail.

    Better to get Applecare.

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