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Replaced 5th Gen iPod Battery...still dead after 30 minutes

by amizany / March 31, 2009 10:06 AM PDT

My iPod Video 5th Gen dies super super fast. Even replaced the battery and it does the same thing.

I own a 5th Gen iPod Video. A while ago, the battery all of the sudden started draining FAST. It got to the point where I would grab it fully charged, play one song and have the battery meter drained like 10%. By the time I'm done with a 20 minute warm up at the Gym, its down to the "red" and totally dead by the time I start lifting weights. Soon after it wouldn't charge or even turn on anymore.

So, I figured I would buy a replacement battery, which was VERY easy to install, and my iPod worked and I was able to fully charge it.... HORSE ****!!! It worked and charged, but still drained all the way down to the red within 20-30 minutes again. ***?

Is this a hardware failure? Do I need a firmware update? I love the 5G iPod and dont want to buy a new one if I can fix this.

I have searched many iPod threads and surprisingly have not found anyone else with this problem or any artcles about this being an issue with the 5G iPod Video.

Any advice?????

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Just sharing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 31, 2009 11:20 AM PDT

I ran across a story like this. The owner was dang stubborn about "I'm not going to use iTunes" which is how the firmware gets updated. I never heard if they got over it.

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Hi question about your 5th gen
by thsuffix / January 25, 2011 3:39 AM PST

Hi I would like to know if you fixed your problem with your ipod. I also am having similar issues with the battery on my 5th gen 80 gig ipod. It will not hold a charge when i try to charge it with the computer and it will only sustain a charge for a couple of seconds from an outlet charger. I am considering getting a new battery for it because i love my 5th gen ipod.

- Westin

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