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Old 10-28-2005, 10:20 PM
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5G Battery Performance

What kind of battery life are you guys getting? I charged my 30gig when I went to bed so I'm sure it was fully charged. I've been listening to it none stop since I got to work and I am now in the 'red' range of the battery. I started playing it around 3:30 and it's now 9pm so that's 5 hrs and 30 mins of use (+ or - 30 minutes for pauses)

Should I be concerned? That's only 5 hrs when they claim 14 hrs of playing time? I've only played music and used the backlight once or twice.



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Old 10-28-2005, 10:43 PM
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Wait until a few load/unload cycles have passed, performance should get better.

Then start being concerned. ;-)
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Old 10-28-2005, 10:50 PM
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Same here. I thought there was something wrong when my battery died one day, after I just charged it the last day. So I fully charged it, then left it on while I slept. When I woke up 6 hours later, dead.
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Old 10-29-2005, 12:05 AM
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mine performed well out the box...on my first charge cycle without charging and killing once i got it to go with audio only for 21 hours...(60gb) and than on my second cycle i tested video i got 3 hours and 45 mins out of it...havent tested slideshow tho



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Old 10-29-2005, 12:39 AM
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Welp, it is now 11:27 and my 30 gig iPod is dead...doh

3:30-11:27 (45 minutes break tops) and my 30 gig is dead.

I am a little worried but I'm glad I bought it at an Apple Store so exhanging it should be fairly easy (I hope).

I am no debating whether to switch to 60 gig for extra batter power...hmm



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Old 10-29-2005, 01:06 AM
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I didn't have time to test it. but roughly I was testing time to time. listening music was about 22 hours 15 minutes. video playback was about 3 hours 10 minutes. it is 60GB. well, when it was arrived at me, it was fully charge. but two days I had to leave my ipod due to my schedule was busy. I just left my entire review on my blog. if you are interested, please visit.

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Old 10-29-2005, 01:50 AM
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my iPod exploded... so I think I'll pay $100 and get a 60 for the battery primarily.



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Old 10-29-2005, 02:04 AM
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my iPod exploded... so I think I'll pay $100 and get a 60 for the battery primarily.
Are you being serious? How/why did your iPod explode? I take it that you're joking.



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Old 10-29-2005, 03:06 AM
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My ipod turns off after 8 hours. I just got mine a week ago
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Old 10-29-2005, 03:54 AM
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So I'm not the only one!

Most of my music are ripped AAC 192 vbr and some MP3 192 VBR and a few albums are in Apple Lossless. I know it all affects battery life especially lossless format. If you do have lossless format on your iPod but don't play it much will it affect the battery life? Even so it's going to reduce the batter life by nearly half!

If that's the case then I'm exhanging my 30gig for a 60gig iPod. I have until the 10th to decide.



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Old 10-29-2005, 04:53 AM
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I don't have lossless format for ipod. it is my belief that the format is not for mp3 player. it's for totally audio stereo system. so think smart. more than 192 kbps is no different when you listening.



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Old 10-29-2005, 06:57 AM
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mmm my battery is dodge as..
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Old 10-29-2005, 07:33 AM
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My battery is probably crap, i haven't tested it and i really don't care, it's not likely to die on my anytime soon i charge it all the time.



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Old 10-29-2005, 07:55 AM
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Mine didn't last too long using the photo slideshowfor about 20 minutes and then playing songs for a couple of hours. The backlight seemed to be the culprit. Im going to try it with no backlight on music today and see how it goes.
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Old 10-29-2005, 10:23 AM
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just run my battery down on 60g black 22 hrs playing music non stop next im going to run video see how long it will run
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