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Old 06-11-2005, 09:23 AM
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iPod info on charging

Is my ipod like my electric shaver in that sometimes I should let it go dead so it will fully charge afterwards? I've noticed too that the battery lasts longer (not much, but a little) if I don't use the equalizer. Any other tricks to get the battery to last longer?

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Old 06-11-2005, 03:30 PM
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Have you heard about the Apple settlement (battery lawsuit)for iPods purchaced before 2004?

www.appleipodsettlement.com

Read about it on the web last week, and this week I got a mailed copy of the claim form.
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Old 06-11-2005, 08:48 PM
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NiCad batteries usually should be used up/discharged before charging again, but I dont know if the Ipod batteries are NiCad.
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Old 06-11-2005, 10:12 PM
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I noticed that when playing slower music the batteries last a littlebit longer, just a hair. Like going to eleven.
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Even the 1st Gen iPods used lithium ion batteries, not NiCd or NiMh
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:04 PM
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The iPod batteries have a limited number of charges. There is nothing that can be done to prolong that limited number. There are places that sell replacment batteries and they are pretty simple to install, i've done it for many friends and on one of mine. Some places sell batteries that will hold more juice, don't know how true their claims are.
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:02 PM
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The iPod batteries have a limited number of charges. There is nothing that can be done to prolong that limited number. There are places that sell replacment batteries and they are pretty simple to install, i've done it for many friends and on one of mine. Some places sell batteries that will hold more juice, don't know how true their claims are.
There are also "piggyback" batteries that you can use in conuction with your stock iPod battery. Google "iPod batteries" or search that on eBay and you'll find all sorts of info. I will probably look into one of the replacement kits when my battery starts showing signs of reduced life, but I'm handy with gadgets and don't mind trying to swap it out myself.

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