The conversation on this page has been archived and is no longer active.

ipod battery dies and then comes back to life

Message #1 - Posted 2005/01/15 - aw10809

ipod battery dies and then comes back to life

Hello,

I have a 20GB 3rd gen ipod and I use it quite a bit. Recently the battery has been dying after one to three hours.

I returned it to apple and they reinstalled firmware and sent it back stating it met Apple's specification's (they did not change the battery). yesterday at the gym it died after 2 hours (it stopped playing and the screen said the battery was dead).

Today I was skiing and it died after 57 minutes - same scenario and screen message. But when I returned home a couple hours later I turned it on again (without recharging it) and it played for several hours. What gives?

I recharge it fully (all night) and when it dies it won't turn back on. I'm returning it to Apple again (I bought the Applecare extended warranty) but I'm afaraid it will test normal again. Lately I've been cross country skiing with the ipod in a backpack and running on a treadmill w the ipod in the bottle holder - so jarring isn't an issue. temp today about 34 F.

Has anybody else had this problem. I am a slow marathon runner and need this thing to pplay for five hours or so.
Thanks in advance for your advice.

MOIK

Message #2 - Posted 2005/01/15 - Barry Jones

On 15 Jan 2005 17:27:59 -0800, aw10809@yahoo.com wrote:

ipod battery dies and then comes back to life

Hello,

I have a 20GB 3rd gen ipod and I use it quite a bit. Recently the battery has been dying after one to three hours.

I returned it to apple and they reinstalled firmware and sent it back stating it met Apple's specification's (they did not change the battery). yesterday at the gym it died after 2 hours (it stopped playing and the screen said the battery was dead).

Today I was skiing and it died after 57 minutes - same scenario and screen message. But when I returned home a couple hours later I turned it on again (without recharging it) and it played for several hours. What gives?

I recharge it fully (all night) and when it dies it won't turn back on. I'm returning it to Apple again (I bought the Applecare extended warranty) but I'm afaraid it will test normal again. Lately I've been cross country skiing with the ipod in a backpack and running on a treadmill w the ipod in the bottle holder - so jarring isn't an issue. temp today about 34 F.

Has anybody else had this problem. I am a slow marathon runner and need this thing to pplay for five hours or so.
Thanks in advance for your advice.

MOIK

You have to stop doing all that stuff. You'll HOIT yawself.

And you're starting to stutter.

Tell them you want another one . . . I would. Then see where it gets you.

Barry

Message #3 - Posted 2005/01/16 - Grandpa Koca

Barry Jones wrote:

On 15 Jan 2005 17:27:59 -0800, aw10809@yahoo.com wrote:

ipod battery dies and then comes back to life

Hello,

I have a 20GB 3rd gen ipod and I use it quite a bit. Recently the battery has been dying after one to three hours.

I returned it to apple and they reinstalled firmware and sent it back stating it met Apple's specification's (they did not change the battery). yesterday at the gym it died after 2 hours (it stopped playing and the screen said the battery was dead).

Today I was skiing and it died after 57 minutes - same scenario and screen message. But when I returned home a couple hours later I turned it on again (without recharging it) and it played for several hours. What gives?

I recharge it fully (all night) and when it dies it won't turn back on. I'm returning it to Apple again (I bought the Applecare extended warranty) but I'm afaraid it will test normal again. Lately I've been cross country skiing with the ipod in a backpack and running on a treadmill w the ipod in the bottle holder - so jarring isn't an issue. temp today about 34 F.

Has anybody else had this problem. I am a slow marathon runner and need this thing to pplay for five hours or so.
Thanks in advance for your advice.

MOIK

You have to stop doing all that stuff. You'll HOIT yawself.

And you're starting to stutter.

Tell them you want another one . . . I would. Then see where it gets you.

Your problem is that cold weather reduces battery output. So when you bring it in and warm it up, it starts working again. My digital camera is like that - have to keep it inside my jacket to keep it warm. Apple will test it at room temp and it will be just fine. So, wear it in your warmest part of your body - sew a holster in your shorts.

Grandpa Koca - SAHD for 6 - Keeper of the Perpetual Kindergarten

My opinion is neither copyrighted nor trademarked. It is price competitive. If you like, I'll trade for one of yours.

Message #4 - Posted 2005/01/26 - aw10809

This is a follow up to the article below. I returned the untit to Apple for a second time - this time with a detailed explanation of the problems I have been having with the ipod. And the second time was a charm because they sent me a replacement; so now I have a brand new (or refurbished?) 20gb ipod and am very pleased. Hat's off to Apple and their great service!

aw10809@yahoo.com wrote:

ipod battery dies and then comes back to life

Hello,

I have a 20GB 3rd gen ipod and I use it quite a bit. Recently the battery has been dying after one to three hours.

I returned it to apple and they reinstalled firmware and sent it back stating it met Apple's specification's (they did not change the battery). yesterday at the gym it died after 2 hours (it stopped playing and the screen said the battery was dead).

Today I was skiing and it died after 57 minutes - same scenario and screen message. But when I returned home a couple hours later I

turned

it on again (without recharging it) and it played for several hours. What gives?

I recharge it fully (all night) and when it dies it won't turn back

on.

I'm returning it to Apple again (I bought the Applecare extended warranty) but I'm afaraid it will test normal again. Lately I've been cross country skiing with the ipod in a backpack and running on a treadmill w the ipod in the bottle holder - so jarring isn't an

issue.

temp today about 34 F. It loses power when at room temperature as

well.

Has anybody else had this problem. I am a slow marathon runner and

need

this thing to play for five hours or so.
Thanks in advance for your advice.

MOIK

Message #5 - Posted 2005/01/26 - aw10809

This is a follow up to the article below. I returned the untit to Apple for a second time - this time with a detailed explanation of the problems I have been having with the ipod. And the second time was a charm because they sent me a replacement; so now I have a brand new (or refurbished?) 20gb ipod and am very pleased. Hat's off to Apple and their great service!

aw10809@yahoo.com wrote:

ipod battery dies and then comes back to life

Hello,

I have a 20GB 3rd gen ipod and I use it quite a bit. Recently the battery has been dying after one to three hours.

I returned it to apple and they reinstalled firmware and sent it back stating it met Apple's specification's (they did not change the battery). yesterday at the gym it died after 2 hours (it stopped playing and the screen said the battery was dead).

Today I was skiing and it died after 57 minutes - same scenario and screen message. But when I returned home a couple hours later I

turned

it on again (without recharging it) and it played for several hours. What gives?

I recharge it fully (all night) and when it dies it won't turn back

on.

I'm returning it to Apple again (I bought the Applecare extended warranty) but I'm afaraid it will test normal again. Lately I've been cross country skiing with the ipod in a backpack and running on a treadmill w the ipod in the bottle holder - so jarring isn't an

issue.

temp today about 34 F.

Has anybody else had this problem. I am a slow marathon runner and

need

this thing to pplay for five hours or so.
Thanks in advance for your advice.

MOIK

Message #6 - Posted 2005/02/12 - Sam

That's interesting.
But do you know you can replace that battery by yourself? It's easier and faster, you dont have to run into apple

check this out: http://www.ipod911.com

Need Help? Have a Question?

Looking for more help, comments, and answers?

Ask your questions on Ask Different. Ask Different is a community of Apple users ready to help.