Couple iPod Mini questions...
Feb 16, 2008 at 1:27 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4


Headphoneus Supremus
Aug 28, 2006
After discovering I can put in a 32gb flash card into an iPod Mini, I asked my nephew if he still wanted his, now that he has a Classic. He willingly gave it to me for free but warned me that the battery is DEAD. Under a full charge, if you just hit play, and let it play, you MIGHT get 2 hours out of it. As soon as you start skipping songs or using the click wheel, it drops dramatically, so dramatic, where if you keep playing with it, you can watch the battery life drain. and it'll last like 15 minutes.

Well, that's not the problem, the problem is SOMETIMES, it freezes up. Is this because the battery is so dead/past it's life or is this a firmware issue I can get rid of? I'm unsure as I don't physically have the iPod in front of me (it's in the mail), but that's what he told me happens. The mini is in MINT condition, as he takes really good care of his stuff, so I doubt it's from abuse, I'm just curious if a simple "wiping" will cure the issue.

Also, is it possible it could be bad memory? Since I'm swapping the memory AND battery, will this likely cure the problem???

Also, the DAC chip in the Mini is supposedly one of the better ones. I can't for the life of me find the thread where the mini was rated last in SQ from iPods used, but IIRC it was from HP jack. I also plan on DIYmodding it, so that's another question. I was just wanting to see what the consensus was on the SQ from the line out from the get go, as I may not even DIY mod it......
Feb 16, 2008 at 1:41 AM Post #2 of 4
In order to check if the battery is the problem with the lagging, i would install rockbox if i were you. Shouldnt lock up at all, and imho, is far superior to the ipod firmware
Feb 17, 2008 at 2:59 AM Post #4 of 4
Not sure if it's a 1st or 2nd gen as I don't have it in front of me, but I'm fairly certain it's a 2nd gen because I remember him having so many problems with it freezing up and bringing it back to apple numerous times.

But the battery life is DEFINITELY due to a bad/dying battery, which really isn't my issue or concern, as I'm going to replace it anyhow. but the locking up is what concerns me. in anycase, I'm figuring a memory and battery SHOULD solve the issue, but I was just curious if anybody else had the same experiences and was concrete to knowing what the issue is. I guess I have to wait for it to get here before I'll know....

Lastly, what about the is it from the line out???

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