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Apple iPhone Bluetooth Headset Battery Change/Charge

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mdhurst Calculating status...
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I have a iPhone Bluetooth Headset and the battery life is getting shorter and shorter with each charge. It is working fine with my new iPhone 3G S and I would like to continue to use, anyone know of where I can get a new battery for it and or can I do it myself?
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPhone 3G S - iPhone Bluetooth Headset
  • Roaming Abroad Calculating status...
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    Jul 15, 2009 6:59 AM (in response to mdhurst)
    I have the same problem except that I bought my BlueTooth headset only 6 months ago and now it will not take a charge at all. It's completely dead. It seems like the battery should have lasted longer than only six months.
    MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • jimbob5941 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jul 29, 2009 10:55 AM (in response to mdhurst)
    There is an old archived thread of a number of folks having simlar issue, but nothing was resolved.

    I have only had mine for about 1 month and it acts pretty screwy.
    With a full overnight charge after about one 10 minute phone call the indicated battery life will drop to 50% or so. Yet if I put it back in the charger the charge light turns green with in just a minute or two.

    Battery life is very short.... maybe 30 - 60 minutes of use spread over several hours will kill the battery.

    I guess I'll be calling Apple support since it is still under warranty unless we turn something up?
    IBM, Windows XP Pro
  • mikeeeey Calculating status...
    I got an issue with the battery also, worse still, I bought it from another seller and only to realise the warranty is over in 2months time.

    Anyway, the battery status bar showing on the iPhone is cranky. Sometimes after a full charge, it shows only 3/4bar when I just on it. Then I plug it in to charge and the LED turns amber, HUH!? That means the first "fullcharge" is fake??!

    Gosh, I am very happy with the iPhone, but this bluetooth set is getting on my nerves.
  • Rodney Parker Calculating status...
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    Aug 9, 2009 12:05 PM (in response to mdhurst)
    I had this same issue with my first Apple iPhone BT earpiece. Wouldn't keep a charge and the volume kept getting lower and lower. Finally took it back to the Apple Store where the genius admitted a problem with the hardware. This was after the warranty had expired. He gave me a new one without questions!
    Either visit your local Apple Store or chance it and purchase another one because there is NO WAY to change out the battery.
    MacPro2X3 GHZ Quad Intel/xenon,Power G4 DP 450, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 15 G/30 G hardrives, 2 second generation iPods
  • mikeeeey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Charged it several hours and after removing it from the charger. It's still showing 3/4 charged only.
  • jimbob5941 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    I have noticed that the first "reading" by the iPhone of the headset usually reads low and that after 10 seconds or so (perhaps after a subsequent status report being sent out) it then reads full.

    But mine is hosed up also .... even when very low the charge light turns from amber to green within a minute of being placed in the charger. I guess since it is working "ok" there is no hurry to exchange ... I might as well wait until closer to the end of the warranty period and perhaps Apple's engineering team will enhance the design?
    IBM, Windows XP Pro
  • mikeeeey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Great. I dropped this headset few days ago on the floor, tar road to be exact, and now, nobody can hear what I'm talking over the headset. And all I hear is STATIC STATIC AND STATIC.

    Time to say goodbye
  • zoern Calculating status...
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    Sep 26, 2009 8:15 AM (in response to mdhurst)
    I'm so annoyed off about this headset. When I bought my wife an iPhone 3G i picked up this headset over the myriad of other products on the market because I love to support Apple whenever I can.

    When she started using it with no issue and within a couple months it completely stopped holding a charge. It had green lights a changed, but simply died as soon as it was turned on. I figured we got a bum version so I returned the headset to get one that worked. Luckily, at no extra charge.

    The interesting thing is that within a couple months the replacement started to do exactly the same thing.

    After spending a $129 at the time, I have no purchased a different brand at almost half the price and it works just fine.

    I hope that apple is going to do something to make this right.
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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