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05. 31. 2006

New juice for an old iPod

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Iím sure I am not the first one to be experiencing this, but Iíve been so tempted to just run out and buy a new iPod. It doesnít even matter to me whether itís an iPod video, a Nano, or even an used but out of circulation iPod Mini, as long as the action satisfies my instant gratification urge.

Itís not just the shopalcholic in me thatís speaking. There IS a justification for the urge, which is that the battery life on the iPod (3rd generation) I have is so so bad. It was bad from the beginning, but I just loved it too much to admit to myself that there was a problem. But as time goes by, itís just getting worse and worse. So finally one day, I woke up and smelt the coffee... literally... and admitted to myself that itís time to admit to myself that thereís a problem. Since thereís no AA for such matters, I did the next best thing: I consulted my dear friend Chris, aka Mac God, and he introduced me to the ďnot-so-sexyĒ replacement battery page from Newer Technology . With 2 guitar picks, he promised me I should be able to do it myself.

Sexiness be damned, for $25.99, Iíll be able to resuscitate my beloved iPod, which is a pretty good deal. Saving a few hundred dollars in the process isnít too shabby either.

Posted by maggie    Category: accessories
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Ralph:

Yes, it works. I've done this operation on dozens of iPods and it'll bring it back to its former glory, and then some (most new batteries, especially from guys like Newer, will give you much better than original battery life).

Caitlyn:

A few years ago, Apple admitted to battery flaws and offered to replace the batch of malfunctioning 3G iPod batteries. Check with your nearest Apple store, they might still replace it for you. I would try it first and if that doesn't work....then I would try a 3rd party battery (self-installation).

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