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freddyuk

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I have secured a new battery for my wife's classic 30gb iPod vintage 2005. Mine classic is a couple of years older and I bought a new battery in USA many years ago in anticipation of replacing but it lasted years! I replaced it maybe 5 years ago and it is running fine. When I replaced my wife's battery it was dead next morning. I recharged fully and repeated the test and it was again dead within hours. There were no issues replacing the battery and as soon as I connected the cable the hard drive spun up so I knew it was working. Screen came up and all menus were in place. I bought the battery from a company based in Holland who specialise in batteries. Any reason why the iPod would do this apart from a duff battery before I go and make a fuss?
For the record I got a new Iphone battery locally from an approved supplier when Apple were replacing these free and that battery was pretty useless compared to the original......same with Macbook Pro. They do not last nearly as long at all but this is ridiculous.
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freddyuk

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I bought this from Battery Upgrade a company based in Netherlands. I checked the label and traced the company on the battery to a Dropshipper in China, surprise surprise. The reseller has no idea of the quality of the battery as they never even see them. They have offered to replace the battery but it will not be genuine I can guarantee that so will not last days as my existing replacement does. I will ask for a full refund. Where to get a proper battery that is the question now.
 

mbr12

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As you probably know, individuals like us can't buy genuine Apple parts.
I needed a battery for my old iPhone 4s a couple of years ago, and didn't know who had good ones and who had junk. I finally bought an unused Ifixit one from an ebay seller who got it from Ifixit and didn't use it. It's a very good one and still going strong. It's the only Ifixit part I ever had, so can't vouch for anything else they sell.
 
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