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Rachel--24

Ipod Mini Not Holding Charge Anymore...

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After 2 years my iPod's not holding a charge at all anymore. :(

Is this about right for the lifespan of the battery?? :unsure:

Can another battery be purchased? Does it have to be sent to Apple for repair or do iPods just have short lives and its time for a new one?? <_<

What should I do??


Rachel

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Get a good sound dock LOL I don't know mine stopped holding a charge after less than a year. I think there was a law suit about the defective batteries and for a time they were replacing them for free. I don't think they are anymore though :(

The screen on mine cracked after a few weeks of owning it and when I took it into the Apple store to get it fixed, they basically told me too bad, you can buy a new ipod or just deal with the broken screen <_<

I listen to mine when it's in the sound dock or when it's plugged in (I know..what's the point). I also bought one of those portable battery packs that you can attach to it. That kind of works...


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I would contact Apple and see if they can help you out in any way. The battery should last longer than two years!


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After 2 years my iPod's not holding a charge at all anymore. :(

Is this about right for the lifespan of the battery?? :unsure:

Can another battery be purchased? Does it have to be sent to Apple for repair or do iPods just have short lives and its time for a new one?? <_<

What should I do??

I would search the iPod discussion forums on Apple.com and on iLounge.com for others' experiences. Perhaps there is a precident for this particular issue where Apple will help out...or perhaps others may have info on after market products that work for replacing the battery.

Michelle

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Thanks guys,

It sucks but actually I just realized that my iPod is 3 years old....I've used it nearly everyday so maybe I should consider myself lucky....especially after reading Mango's post! :blink:

Michelle...I'll check that link you provided. I'm sort of thinking getting a new battery wont be cheap...maybe I might as well get an iPod Nano?? They're even smaller than the mini and some have more memory.

Mango...I have a dock at home and I have a Monster cord thingy in my car so I can always listen to it that way. I used to listen to it at work every morning....cant really do that now since it dies after like half of a song. :angry:

I'm gonna have to go back to my DiscMan.....which seems totally huge to me now. :blink:


Rachel

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Michelle...I'll check that link you provided. I'm sort of thinking getting a new battery wont be cheap...maybe I might as well get an iPod Nano?? They're even smaller than the mini and some have more memory.

I LOVE my Nano. :P

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I've never looked at those things, but apparently they don't have an ordinary replaceable battery? That stinks!

Anyway, I'm sure I could replace the battery. You'd be surprised what's possible when you have experience with such things :) If they put it together, then it comes apart too. Most times the manufacturer doesn't design a totally new battery, because that would cost money. So they use something already available. Even if my sources don't have the exact one, something similar can almost always be used in its place.

If you want to PM me with closeup pix of the unit, and/or the battery it uses, I can do some checking for you. Unless of course you've already gotten your heart set on a new model.

(I think may have made custom modifications to just about every piece of electronics I own) And no, I never buy or use a warranty on anything ;)


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I'm gonna have to go back to my DiscMan.....which seems totally huge to me now. :blink:

I know, the DiscMan is just so.....Amish now, isn't it? :lol:

I just received a Nano as a gift, about 3 weeks ago, and am obsessed with it. Holds 1,000 songs. Seems to me I do remember hearing, though, that Apple was a little bit evil about the dying batteries of the Ipods, and not replacing......harrumph! :angry: Good luck, Rach, and maybe Rice Guy can fix it for you. Or else just bite the bullet and get a Nano.....


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Totally drain your battery...throw the battery in the freezer for a day or two...i did this with my cordless phone and it holds a charge better now then when it was new...the way i looked at it...the battery is useless what hard could be done

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Totally drain your battery...throw the battery in the freezer for a day or two...i did this with my cordless phone and it holds a charge better now then when it was new...the way i looked at it...the battery is useless what hard could be done

That can work for some types of batteries, but not all. Fortunately, todays portable stuff don't usually use lead-acid anymore, because draining those kills them pretty quick.


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Hey Rachel, you can have your battery replaced. I just had mine replaced along with the logic board. I got mine done by Ipod resque. For the do it yourself kit it is about $25 to replace the battery. It will be a better battery also. Here is the website.

http://www.iresq.com/ipod/hitlist-browse.p...at=iPod_Battery

BTW they also make a monster type device that also has a charger built into in now. I originally had a monster also, but my sister was kind enough to lose it for me. Spendy little things, sad part is the new combo was cheaper! I can't think of the brand name off hand though.

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Hey Rachel, you can have your battery replaced. I just had mine replaced...

There you go! It figures there would be places offering to do it, and of course they don't use the original battery either, as those it would seem are garbage.

Thanks Laurie.


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