My two dime worth
The iPod battery spec Operating range is 0C to 36C, so when you run it hit the max, as your body would be about 37-36C, but then, it is winter, so the iPod casing dessipate the temperature is always lower than 36C, unless you insulate it so well, that there is no dissiptaion of heat.
So it is not the cold, but rather your body heat, that I think is causing the problem, so when you run, try not to insulate the iPod, so well.
Have a nice day!
thanks your input, but that can't be it.
i've had this ipod for over 3 years & never had a battery problem (not in summer nor winter)
yesterday the same thing happened again. only this time i managed to restart the ipod
after abt 10 minutes (while still outside biking). it then continued to play without problems.
Then most likely it is a hairline crack on the battery ribbon cable, which opens and breaks the circuit, when it gets hot and join back when it cools down.
Bring it to Apple or a 3rd party iPod service vendor, for them to have a look and replace the battery module.
Other than that I only suggest that you do a Hard Reset, put it in Diskmode and update the iPod firmware.
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Apple has a Battery replacement program, for just $59 (shipping additional $6.95)
But hopefully you have tried the Hard Reset, as below
- After charging till full charge, at least 2 hours (preferably 4 hours)
- Toggle the Hold switch, make sure you dont see the red mark when you do the next step
- Reset the iPod -> Press Menu and Center button simultaneously for about 10 secs till the Apple Logo comes ON
- Then release the buttons
- Select your preferred language.
Here is the Apple support Article on the 5Rs
Yesterday, One guy, did a Hard Reset, and it solved his Problem of not able to play 2 songs on the iPod, after a few days of suggestions and troubleshooting
Have a nice day!.
I ask users to toggle the Hold switch for 2 reasons
1. Most of the time they forgot that they put the iPod in locked. status.
2. In your case the battery ribbon cable, is alongside the Hold Switch and since you said it sometime come back by itself, I suspect it is a hairline crack on the battery ribbon, at or around the hold switch.
It you want to help others, with the same problem, mark this as solved, so that they don't have to go through the discussions for an answer for similiar issues.
Have a bice day!
Sorry late reply, but wanted to make sure 1st the problem was really fixed. Unfort it's not...
Will test 1 last thing before taking it to a repairshop:
The headphone plug gets oxidated often & to "clean" it, I turn, it around when it's plugged into the ipod,
which is of course not the best way to do it.
I'm going to give it a proper cleaning with some contact spray (as well as the "headphones out" of the ipod)
It's a long shot, and i don't even know how this could be related to the problem, but who knows...