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iPOD and battery question

Message #1 - Posted 2005/02/18 - paul814

Are the battery issues any better with the new iPODS? Is there any way that if a battery goes bad to just buy a battery instead of sending in the IPOD to service?

What should I look for when buying an iPOD?

Message #2 - Posted 2005/02/18 - o-chan

paul814@excite.com wrote:

Are the battery issues any better with the new iPODS? Is there any way that if a battery goes bad to just buy a battery instead of sending in the IPOD to service?

Yes. OWC (http://www.macsales.com) has batteries for iPods for $25-40 that come with tools and instructions:
http://eshop.macsales.com/Catalog_Page.cfm?Parent=1225&Title=1Template=1

As for personal experience... my iPod is 2 years old. New, it gave me about 8 hours of play time, and now I'm getting about 5. This is pretty consistent with other people's experiences, and typical of Li battery drain over that amount of time (regardless of use). YMMV.

This page is also pretty informative:
http://www.ipodbatteryfaq.com/

Message #3 - Posted 2005/02/19 - Gregory Weston

Previously, paul814@excite.com wrote:

Are the battery issues any better with the new iPODS? Is there any way that if a battery goes bad to just buy a battery instead of sending in the IPOD to service?

The battery issues have been better even with the old iPods for quite some time.

What should I look for when buying an iPOD?

The set of features/characteristics that meets your specific needs.

I think the breaking point for me as a fan came when George started talking about the pivotal Episode 3 light-saber duel between Palpatine and C-3PO.

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