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ipod battery won't hold a charge

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katbt Calculating status...
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Jun 11, 2006 5:22 PM
hey, i have had a 5th generation 30gb ipod for about 6 months now. i will listen to it for about an hour or so, with a ton of battery left and then turn it off, sometimes sliding the hold button on too to make sure it doesn'taccidentally turn on. But then the next day or so i will turn off the hold and try to turn it on to listen to it and nothing will happen. it just won't turn on. so then i'll charge it and it'll have to fully recharge, like it had had absolutely no battery before. what is wrong and what can i do about it?

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  • btabz Level 7 Level 7 (26,635 points)
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    Jun 11, 2006 7:49 PM (in response to katbt)
    Will it turn on if you reset it?
    Resetting iPod

    If you think it is a battery problem, see these...
    Tips And Tricks For iPod Battery
    iPod Battery Unplugged
    Caring For iPod Battery
    About the iPod Battery
    And use this to test how long the battery actually lasts...
    How To Determine Your iPods Battery Life

    btabz
    30GB White 5G iPod with video; Universal Dock + Remote; iPod Radio Remote;, Windows XP, Apple Mighty Mouse
  • iP0d Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    Well shuffling through songs like that to make a playlist really does deplete the battery. You can make playlists on iTunes and then import them onto your iPod.
    Dell Dimension 3000, Windows XP, Apple iPod 5th Gen. Black 30GB
  • harveyalex Calculating status...
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    Jul 13, 2006 11:41 AM (in response to katbt)
    hey, i have had a 5th generation 30gb ipod for about
    6 months now. i will listen to it for about an hour
    or so, with a ton of battery left and then turn it
    off, sometimes sliding the hold button on too to make
    sure it doesn'taccidentally turn on. But then the
    next day or so i will turn off the hold and try to
    turn it on to listen to it and nothing will happen.
    it just won't turn on. so then i'll charge it and
    it'll have to fully recharge, like it had had
    absolutely no battery before. what is wrong and what
    can i do about it?


      Windows XP  



    i have this exact same problem on my 4th generation ipod if anybody knows how to fix it please email me on alex_moeller@hotmail.co.uk
  • harveyalex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 18, 2006 3:34 AM (in response to harveyalex)
    ok i read about the softwear issues beig a problem and reading what others had done to try and cure this "run down problem" so i formatted my ipod and reloaded it with an older softwere (1.2 not 1.2.1) and now it appears to be working all fine and dandy.... so i belive that it was apples softwear is the problem....

    (to download th older version use the disk that u got with your ipod and load it from there, as i looked on the internet and they only do the lastest versions)
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