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King Aaron
Jun 30th, 2006, 06:25 AM
Yeah, so I've got a brand new iPod nano and if I'm not mistaken the battery life should be about 12 hours right (while playing music)? :confused:

Well I've only been using it sparingly (about several times) this week and not more than 1 hour each time. :shrug: I definitely didn't play it anywhere near the 12 hours stated.

So do I have a faulty battery or is it normal?

Thanks to anyone who replies. :D :wavey:

Marcus1979
Jun 30th, 2006, 06:29 AM
have u done a full charge

mine does not do that

mine lasts like 12 hours or whatever

I like plug it into my pc overnight to fully charge it

do u do that?

PatrickRyan
Jun 30th, 2006, 06:30 AM
i always fully charge mine, but it never lasts as long as it's suposed to

Marcus1979
Jun 30th, 2006, 06:30 AM
what country u liv in btw?

Erika_Angel
Jun 30th, 2006, 07:01 AM
Mine never lasts as long as it is meant to either but I associate that with having it at pretty much full volume whenever i listen (I dance while listening to music :o ) ... Also I play around with it alot choosing songs, so the backlight it on alot, and I play solitaire on it sometimes in bed. So it doesn't last the 12 hours .... maybe only 1/4 of that.

pimpie
Jun 30th, 2006, 08:05 AM
it only last for 12 hours when you don't push any button (like skip songs etc) and when you have your lights out.

Wigglytuff
Jun 30th, 2006, 08:31 AM
if its brand new you need to calibrate.

if you dont know what calibration is, then you havent it dont yet, and need to look it up in the manual. if you have calibrated, then call apple because it should NOT be getting you less than 1 hour.

if you have not calibrated it AND its more than a few days old (say 5) than you need to reset the power sink (sp?) and THEN calibrate.

but it sounds like you have not calibrated yet have you?

Wigglytuff
Jun 30th, 2006, 08:32 AM
should get 8-10hours with normal usage.

ceiling_fan
Jun 30th, 2006, 09:33 AM
i always fully charge my nano, but it only lasts about 5hrs TOPS!

But if i don't manually change songs and etc and just leave it on shuffle it can go about 6-8 hrs.

Wigglytuff
Jun 30th, 2006, 09:37 AM
i always fully charge my nano, but it only lasts about 5hrs TOPS!

But if i don't manually change songs and etc and just leave it on shuffle it can go about 6-8 hrs.
that the other thing, with anything cellphone, laptops, ipods, you should calibrate every so often, (i like once every 2-3 months, others say as often as once a month, blah i think thats too often, but you know it needs to be done).

Kenny
Jul 1st, 2006, 11:42 PM
What the hell is calibration? :-| Sorry, I have an iPod and I have never heard of calibrating it.... ??

Wigglytuff
Jul 1st, 2006, 11:53 PM
What the hell is calibration? :-| Sorry, I have an iPod and I have never heard of calibrating it.... ??
resetting the battery.

check your manual depending on which one you have it will be slight different. it usually involves draining the battery to the point where it will not play or do anything. letting it sit in this fully discharged state from for between 2-5 hours. recharging them completely (without disconnecting them at any point in the charging process) and letting them sit in the fully charged and connected state for 2-5 hours.

again the specifics of this vary so you should do it EXACTLY as your manual states.

this will aid in battery read out and total battery time. In my experience any device that has never been calibrated will see 10%-40% less in batt time than one that was in the first fews of ownership and done to specs.

Martian Jeza
Jul 2nd, 2006, 12:11 AM
I've still problems with my Ipod video : I can do nothing with it : When I bring it to my computer; I see well when the computer starts the Ipod but when I come to Windows : I've always the thing " You may now eject the Ipod " I've tried on other USB ports but still the same problem ! It seems there's something wrong but I don't know why...

Wigglytuff
Jul 2nd, 2006, 12:15 AM
I've still problems with my Ipod video : I can do nothing with it : When I bring it to my computer; I see well when the computer starts the Ipod but when I come to Windows : I've always the thing " You may now eject the Ipod " I've tried on other USB ports but still the same problem ! It seems there's something wrong but I don't know why...
you should take it to an apple store and have it looked it. if there is something wrong that cant be fixed, they can replace it right away. :D

Martian Jeza
Jul 2nd, 2006, 12:18 AM
you should take it to an apple store and have it looked it. if there is something wrong that cant be fixed, they can replace it right away. :D

Nice of Apple bringing on the market Ipod which doesn't work properly... And my Itunes of course doesn't recognize my Ipod ! I think, I gonna bring it to my PC retailer and asking where the problem come from !

Wigglytuff
Jul 2nd, 2006, 12:22 AM
Nice of Apple bringing on the market Ipod which doesn't work properly... And my Itunes of course doesn't recognize my Ipod ! I think, I gonna bring it to my PC retailer and asking where the problem come from !
well before you start blaming apple you should pin point the source of the problem. if its apples fault blame them, but if its your fault, own it.

as for bringing something into market that doesnt work, i have to disagree. the ipod came out in oct 2001 and if it didnt work it would died ages ago. :wavey:

anyway, make sure that you have done everything you need to before you start blaming others. and taking to someone who isnt certified to look at it (like a pc retailer) is exactly the wrong thing to do.

the right things to do.
-update itunes
-update the ipod software
-check it on another computer to make sure its not your puter.
and so on.

¤CharlDa¤
Jul 2nd, 2006, 03:06 AM
My apple mini started doing that too. Thanks Jiggly, I'll try to calibration job.

King Aaron
Jul 3rd, 2006, 11:42 AM
have u done a full charge

mine does not do that

mine lasts like 12 hours or whatever

I like plug it into my pc overnight to fully charge it

do u do that?
I didn't charge it overnight the first time. I (just) did it now though. We'll see how long it lasts.

what country u liv in btw?
Malaysia.

if its brand new you need to calibrate.

if you dont know what calibration is, then you havent it dont yet, and need to look it up in the manual. if you have calibrated, then call apple because it should NOT be getting you less than 1 hour.

if you have not calibrated it AND its more than a few days old (say 5) than you need to reset the power sink (sp?) and THEN calibrate.

but it sounds like you have not calibrated yet have you?
I don't (didn't) know what calibration is/was.

resetting the battery.

check your manual depending on which one you have it will be slight different. it usually involves draining the battery to the point where it will not play or do anything. letting it sit in this fully discharged state from for between 2-5 hours. recharging them completely (without disconnecting them at any point in the charging process) and letting them sit in the fully charged and connected state for 2-5 hours.

again the specifics of this vary so you should do it EXACTLY as your manual states.

this will aid in battery read out and total battery time. In my experience any device that has never been calibrated will see 10%-40% less in batt time than one that was in the first fews of ownership and done to specs.
Oh I see. Well I'm not sure if my manual has the instructions for calibrating (I don't recall seeing any instructions regarding calibration). Now that I know what calibration is, well I guess I have done it after all. I don't use my iPod that often/much yet. So it definitely has been left untouched for 2-5 hours before and after it has been charged.

Thanks for the replies guys. :)
I hope my battery life lasts longer this time. :wavey:

Wigglytuff
Jul 3rd, 2006, 06:51 PM
I didn't charge it overnight the first time. I (just) did it now though. We'll see how long it lasts.


Malaysia.


I don't (didn't) know what calibration is/was.


Oh I see. Well I'm not sure if my manual has the instructions for calibrating (I don't recall seeing any instructions regarding calibration). Now that I know what calibration is, well I guess I have done it after all. I don't use my iPod that often/much yet. So it definitely has been left untouched for 2-5 hours before and after it has been charged.

Thanks for the replies guys. :)
I hope my battery life lasts longer this time. :wavey:
well its more that just leaving it charged. its decharging in a particular way and recharging right way, also in a particular manner. and yes the ipod manual takes about it.