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Topic: Why you *CANNOT* replace a mini 1G battery with a 2G one

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Old 04-12-2005, 09:21 AM
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It is possible to get a 500mAh battery to your iPod mini from this site: http://www.ipodupgrade.nl/

I bought one last week and it's great. Of course it's not the 18 hours of playtime you can get with the new iPod mini but now i can get about 8 hours of playtime compared to 5-6 hours with the old battery (because i use EQ and backlight, and also skip songs a lot).

So it's not a lot of extra juice you're getting, but if you're about to replace your battery anyways it might be a good idea to upgrade it at the same time.

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Old 04-13-2005, 06:26 AM
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I didnt even know that they made ipod mini 1 and 2g i thought they only made 4g and 6g
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Old 04-13-2005, 06:37 AM
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1G & 2G refer to first & second generation, the acronym for a gigabyte is GB, very easy to confuse..

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Old 04-13-2005, 06:44 AM
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well i was meaning GIG its easier way of saying gigabyte.
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Old 04-13-2005, 07:08 AM
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For the same reasion you can not change the otherwise identical 650mhA Batterie in the 3G iPod with the One from a 4G / iPod Photo.

The 2G Mini has a Different Portal Player Chipset then the original Mini. Because it uses less Power to run the the original the Batterie will last longer. Think of it a a Glass of Soda. You can either sip it little by little of chuck it down in one big gulp. The Amount of Soda is the same for everyone, though.

Get it now??

Perhaps for sake of convetion and claraty we should refer to the Mini as 'Mini G1' (4Gb) and 'Mini G2' (6Gb),. In much the same way as the 'iPod Photo G1' (40Gb & 60Gb), and 'iPod Photo G2' (30Gb & 60Gb)...




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Old 04-25-2005, 02:26 PM
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So just to clarify - sorry to be annoying - If I send in my 1G Mini (green) they will just replace the battery - not the whole iPod? How does this work - do they stock the parts?

i am not having significant battery issues (yet, although I think it is depleting) but I am approaching the 1 year warranty date and want to know if it is advisable to send in for the replacement. If they send me a 2Generation - there is no question but if they just purely replace the battery....is it worth it? has anyone do this?


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Old 04-25-2005, 02:50 PM
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If you send it in they will either replace the battery with one that performs the same as a new 1G Mini would or they would send you a 1G Mini if they still have them in stock. I doubt they would send back a 2G.

Personally what I am going to do is wait until the Mini battery performance is unbearable and buy an upgraded battery like this one:
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Old 04-25-2005, 04:39 PM
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It is possible to get a 500mAh battery to your iPod mini from this site:

I bought one last week and it's great. Of course it's not the 18 hours of playtime you can get with the new iPod mini but now i can get about 8 hours of playtime compared to 5-6 hours with the old battery (because i use EQ and backlight, and also skip songs a lot).

So it's not a lot of extra juice you're getting, but if you're about to replace your battery anyways it might be a good idea to upgrade it at the same time.
I've had my iPod mini for a couple of weeks and it's only giving me about 5/6 hours of battery life, without EQ or backlight. It's 1G, so no 18 hours for me! I've thought about sending it back but it's now below the half way mark. And I don't think I'd get a 2nd Gen in exchange.

As far as replacement battery life, has anyone tried that 720mAh battery which looks interesting. I know I'm not going to get 18 hours just by sticking one of those in, but I'd imagine I'd get at least double what I'm getting now.

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The 720mAH should give you around 15-16 hours assuming the rating is accurate. The only problem is that it could be difficult to install yourself, though they'll do it for you for 5 dollars more.




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Old 05-02-2005, 03:54 PM
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The 720mAH should give you around 15-16 hours assuming the rating is accurate. The only problem is that it could be difficult to install yourself, though they'll do it for you for 5 dollars more.
It's certainly tempting - I'll probably wait till Feb when my iPod Mini 1G warranty runs out, although maybe there'll be even higher mAH mini batteries then.
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Old 05-18-2005, 04:47 PM
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i mailed my 1g ipod to them 3 weeks ago because my battery was totally dead, and i got a new ipod mini, i knew this because there was a huge scratch on the back and it wasnt there anymore, but it came with the 8 hour battery not the new 18 hour, but still mybattery isnt 8 hours and i never use my backlight or anything, i timed my use today and it was 91 min and it was dead, should i call them up again?
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Old 05-21-2005, 02:12 AM
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but it came with the 8 hour battery not the new 18 hour, but still mybattery isnt 8 hours and i never use my backlight or anything, i timed my use today and it was 91 min and it was dead, should i call them up again?
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Old 05-21-2005, 07:15 PM
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well if they give you a whole new ipod, why cant they just give you a 2g one, and yes i did charge it fully, i called them up and they told me to reset, which i did, but the battery still is 4.5 to 5 hours long, which sucks because its dead by the time i get out of school
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Old 06-16-2005, 06:34 AM
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im having a prob with my mini ipod (1st gen) wenever i unplug it from the charger it says low battery. i couldnt use it anymore without it connected to the charger..is my ipod wrecked? is it included in its warranty? btw, how long is it on warranty?
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Old 06-16-2005, 06:58 PM
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That isn't normal dude. I'd check it out with Apple to make sure it is covered, but, chances are it is.
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