from the advice i have seen from manufacturers', you should fully charge up and discharge your battery once to 'prime it'.
but i have no factual backing to this; it might a load of ####, but it won't hurt.
BTW, do not try to completely discharge the ipod, (i.e try to start the ipod repeatidly once the battery is empty), Lithium ion batterys needs to retain some charge in order to power their safety circuit which protects the battery cells. (this is well documented )
Last edited by saqib; 12-24-2003 at 04:04 AM.