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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:59 PM
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What does one do with an iPod that has a depleted battery that won't hold a charge?

Does it mean that you're supposed to throw that iPod away?

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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:00 PM
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1. You can have the batteries replaced.
I'd try that first.
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:01 PM
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2. i think you have to ship it back to the factory where they replace the battery and
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 01:03 PM by KG
d/l the porn.
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amdezurik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:02 PM
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3. go to an apple store, get down on your knees
and chant Steve Job's name a few hundred times, then they might releave of your phone so they can toss it in a box to ship overseas for a few weeks. then after those weeks of blessed and enforced silence they might allow you to have it back for a minimal charge...only enough for a down-payment of a house...
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Hokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:02 PM
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4. You can send them off to have the battery replaced
Looks like Apple charges either $59 or $79 depending on your model. http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/service/prices/#us

This place sells DIY kits. http://www.ipodjuice.com/
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:03 PM
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5. Bring it to an Apple store if you can.
They will run a check on it then tell you your choices.
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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:09 PM
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6. You can buy third-party batteries
And if you're even slightly mechanically capable, you can replace them yourself. (I did it on a Mini.)

Doing so, of course, voids the Apple warranty, so don't do this if your unit is newish.
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:13 PM
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7. Yes. And when your car runs out of gas, throw that away too. nt
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:14 PM
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8. make jewelry
or just go ahead and put the ear pods in and imagine your own music.
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MUAD_DIB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:17 PM
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9. Put a new battery in. You can buy a kit for that kind of thing.
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:28 PM
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10. Fix it
http://www.ipodparts.com/?gclid=CMWAkJfgsZcCFQxKGgodwTk...
I replaced a cracked screen for my daughter and put in a new headphone jack/lockout assembly in mine.
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Mudoria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:30 PM
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11. Buy a Zune and toss the iPod in the trash...
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:33 PM
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12. Make sure the problem is with the battery before you pay to have it replaced...
The "power-in" contacts broke on my son's iPod so even plugging it in won't make it turn on. Apple, in all their brilliance, hard-soldered the most wear-prone component directly to the main board so I have to replace the whole damn thing.

:mad:
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bluedeminredstate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:41 PM
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13. My son's had the same problem
so we took it to the Apple store. It was about 3 weeks past the 1 year warrantee but they replaced it after I begged them to honor the warrantee. It all depends on who you get at the Genius bar at the Apple store but the guy I dealt with opened a big drawer of new ipods and pulled one out and gave it to us. A week later I was there begging for one for my daughter who had the prong thingies bend. That ipod was about 5 weeks past its year birthday, but after throwing a major tantrum the guy had enough of me and gave me a new one.




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