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2 Hour IPod Battery Life?

Message #1 - Posted 2004/05/03 - cugina

I bought a 15G Ipod last week and the manual sez the battery life on a full charge should be 8 hours. I have installed 7G of mostly 3 minute tunes (almost 3000) and when I just let them play one after another I get about 2 hours of play. If I only listen for an hour I do turn it completely off.

What gives? Am I doing something wrong or is this a bad battery?

Thanks.
Sarah

Message #2 - Posted 2004/05/03 - Michael Anderson

That doesn't sound right.

Shorter tunes, played in uninterrupted succession, should be a best case scenario. The iPod can pre-cache to RAM and spin down the disk.

I was getting the full ~10 hours on my first-gen 5GB iPod, and get ~8 on my 40GB model. I tend to play longer songs, but that should be worse.

Mike

"cugina" <lamoglieprima@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:BCBBA000.26BC%lamoglieprima@yahoo.com...

I bought a 15G Ipod last week and the manual sez the battery life on a

full

charge should be 8 hours. I have installed 7G of mostly 3 minute tunes (almost 3000) and when I just let them play one after another I get about

2

hours of play. If I only listen for an hour I do turn it completely off.

What gives? Am I doing something wrong or is this a bad battery?

Thanks.
Sarah

Message #3 - Posted 2004/05/03 - Hugh Chaloner

cugina wrote:

or is this a bad battery?

Thanks.
Sarah

Sounds like a bad battery - have a look at

www.ipodlounge.com

and see if there are suggestions.

HC

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Message #4 - Posted 2004/05/04 - P M Evans

Was the backlight on? That will kill a battery faster than anything.

"cugina" <lamoglieprima@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:BCBBA000.26BC%lamoglieprima@yahoo.com...

I bought a 15G Ipod last week and the manual sez the battery life on a

full

charge should be 8 hours. I have installed 7G of mostly 3 minute tunes (almost 3000) and when I just let them play one after another I get about

2

hours of play. If I only listen for an hour I do turn it completely off.

What gives? Am I doing something wrong or is this a bad battery?

Thanks.
Sarah

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