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iPod Battery: The Definitive Word

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This should answer most questions, and correct most misinformation:

http://ipodbatteryfaq.com/
post #2 of 69
nice find. good info. looks accurate on first glance
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post #4 of 69
FWIW:

My 2 year old 2G iPod began losing battery capacity, often dropping to two bars within an hour of initial play. I figured that was normal. Two years of heavy use and probably more than the 500 charge lifespan of the battery. A good excuse to get a new iPod (some logic!) though I wanted to wait for 4G.

For reasons other than the battery, I decided to do a complete restore of the iPod as a way to defrag the drive. This is easy for me, since I use a Mac and auto sync the iPod anyway.

In any event, my battery seems to have been restored to full power. After two weeks (since the restore) I am back to getting around 10 hours of play time. The battery indicator stays pegged at full for at least two hours. Perhaps this will relapse to the old behavior in a while, I really cannot say. Maybe the drive was really fragged and the restore makes life easier on the Pod.

Nonetheless, it is something to try if you find your aging iPod losing some juice.
post #5 of 69
No need to get a new Ipod when the battery starts losing capacity. You can a battery and replace it yourself.
post #6 of 69
i've recently gotten an ipod mini and must say the battery life is much better than my 3G
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i've recently gotten an ipod mini and must say the battery life is much better than my 3G
Hey pic9809, I'm considering the iPod mini option, but i'm worried because it doesn't have an equalizer other than the 20 presets. Let me ask you some; Are these presets like "Rock, Pop, Classic..." etc. or are they something else?
Thank you.
post #8 of 69
Phew that’s a relief. Some people were telling me that my iPod's battery is quite bad but I have no problems with it.
post #9 of 69
Got mine for about 1 1/2 years so far and no problems yet,...

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Originally Posted by Anomaly
Phew that’s a relief. Some people were telling me that my iPod's battery is quite bad but I have no problems with it.
post #10 of 69
Apple just posted an iPod battery info page here.
post #11 of 69
I just replaced my 1g ipod battery yesterday. I got the battery on ebay for $20, and it's 1600mAh so it should last longer than the brand new stck ipod batteries.
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Equalizer: Adding EQs to playback uses more of your iPod processor, since they aren’t encoded in the song. Turn EQ off if you don’t use it. If, however, you’ve added EQ to tracks in iTunes, you’ll need to set EQ to “flat” in order to have the effect of “off,” because iPod keeps your iTunes settings intact.
post #13 of 69
Here's another link for anyone who needs a higher capacity battery for their iPod:

http://eshop.macsales.com/Catalog_Pa...ies&Template=1

They have batteries from 25.99 to 39.99 at 1600-2100 mAh
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Can anyone tell me, does listening to the iPod while it is charging affect the battery?

For instance, at work. Since I will be listening to lossless codecs, the battery will obviously drain before my day is over. I work 10hr shifts, so I don't want to go without music for 3-4hrs.

Can I listen and charge the iPod simultaniously? Most importantly, cause I'm sure that is not a problem, how will it affect the battery life?
post #15 of 69
i dont think its a problem. i recently got a new pair of headphones and used my iPod to burn-in. i plugged the iPod into the power and let it play throughout the entire night. checked it out in the morning and it was still playing. plus it had full power. i guess once the charge cycle is over, its automatically switches to AC power.
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