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

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Old 06-26-2005, 04:32 PM
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the whole 8hr battery life doesnt bother me. my previous mp3 player ran on a single AAA with about 7-8 hours of battery life. being un-able to charge the AAA battery mid-way through depletion, it was a pain to not let it die. but, in the 3-4 months ive had it, that 7-8hr battery life has only failed me once. but if i can recharge it everyday once im done listening to it, it would never die so if i had to live with a 1g mini i could, but thankfully im getting a 2g in a few days.



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Old 07-09-2005, 09:22 AM
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I feel your pain...stupidfresh
my mini does the same thing...only 4 hours of battery life
So, I called up Apple and requested for repair. Hopefully they will at least replace the battery...I doubt they will replace my mini though.

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Old 07-11-2005, 06:49 PM
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i just went tot he apple store yesterday, i had to make an appointment with a Genius and after like 3 hours it was my turn, then he made me wait 2 more hours but he replaced my whole ipod right there no leaving it for repair or anything.
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Old 08-11-2005, 11:13 AM
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I believe it's their policy to always replace. That's why they can send it back in a week. If they fixed every iPod and sent them back you'd have to wait weeks before they even got to fixing yours.

The one you send in is checked to see if it's really faulty. Then they send a replacement. I speculate that later they fix your iPod and but in the replacement pile to go to someone else. Or they might trash it if had, say, a big scratch mark on it. (Though I've heard of Apple denying service to scratched up iPods cause they think you've abused it and that's why it stopped working.)





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Old 08-28-2005, 10:43 AM
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In reality, you *CAN* replace a battery from a 1G with a 2G. The title is bogus.

You could, but it would be somewhat pointless.
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Old 10-21-2005, 06:03 PM
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Well folks as anticipated, there are now 750mah high capacity batteries available for all of your 1gen mini ipod owners out there, wishing you had longer battery life like the 2gen minis are getting.

The battery life improvements for the 2gens are clearly from more energy efficient processors AND NOT from the battery itself.

Since the original mini battery was 400mah, the 750mah ones should technically nearly double battery life = 15hrs. I say "technically" because in the real world, you don't want to put too much into all the marketing hype. However, these new high capacity batteries will definitely boost 1 gen battery life SIGNIFICANTLY!
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Old 10-21-2005, 11:44 PM
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Alright.... i recenley reformated my cpu. i have all the music on my ipod but i dont want to earase. so my ? for you guys is how do i get it out of my ipod and into the libray ive tried hacking threw it and that dosent really work 2 well and ive tried other moving it into differant folders and that dosent help so maybe if u guys could help me figure this out itd be cool and less frusterating
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Old 03-11-2006, 12:09 AM
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Chiccoboi, i'm pretty sure that means your battery is dead, and the only way to keep it on is to keep it connected to the charger, i think.

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Old 03-15-2006, 02:50 AM
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Hi,

I have two iPods, a 1G mini and a 2G mini.

Unfortunately my 2G mini is totally screwed, Well, my Clickwheel is.

My 1G is alright but the battery in it is totally dead.

I want to replace the 1G Battery with my 2G Battery. I don't think I have read anyone in this situation or what would happen if it do it? (Still, same poor 1G battery life? Will it at least work?)

I could either do that, or replace the 2G mini with the 1G Clickwheel, (And possibly may need) the 1G Microdrive

Any thoughts?

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Old 06-21-2006, 10:16 PM
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You can replace the 1G battery with the 2G battery, but there won't be any battery life increase.

I am not sure about replacing the scroll wheel, but its worth a try.

If not you can always get a 750mAH mini battery off Ebay which would probably push the 1G battery life to 12-14 hours for like $12 shipped.




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Old 06-21-2006, 11:25 PM
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Be careful about replacing with a battery of higher power capacity. U wanna make sure it fits into that very confined space.

There was a post of somenone doing that to his 3G, seem to fit at first, then the battery got "fatter" as it warmed up, pushing down on the HD enough to cause probs.
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:36 PM
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well...

i have a buisness fixing ipods and ive done my research and accualy the 2nd Gen battery IS different but not by much. What makes the 2nd Gen have more battery life is a motherboard change and a new battery. So technicly you COULD change the 1st Gen battery with a 2nd but you might only have about 10 hours instead of the 2nd Gen 18 hours.

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Old 12-13-2006, 02:54 PM
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quick question:

is 1G the two minis that came out? because there was the first ipod mini & then there was that other one that came out with lights on the buttons the same color as the ipod, so are those two considered 1G?

is the 2G the one with the colored lights? or is it the nano that came out now?

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I'm not sure what you mean by coloured lights.

These are the 1st Gen minis:

These are the 2nd Gen minis:

Notice how the wheel labels are the same colour as the minis in the 2nd Generation...

Read: Identifying iPod models for more info.



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