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MR_BOGAN
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30 Mar 2008, 12:10 am

Hey I'm concerned that all MP3 players, I pods don't run on standard batteries.

Has anyone been stung when the battery on their MP3 player needs replacing?



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30 Mar 2008, 12:00 pm

yes. It costs about $100 for a replacement from Apple but I keep getting newer models before the seven years or so that it takes for the battery to die.

There ARE some models that run on regular batteries, like the Creative Zen Nano or Sony's Media Walkman but usually these models hold less than 2GB.


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30 Mar 2008, 12:38 pm

You can replace the batteries on most iPods yourself, it's just not easy or supported by Apple. For less popular brands, I don't know...I'd imagine you'd have a hard time finding a place that sold replacements.



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30 Mar 2008, 6:29 pm

Take a look at http://www.ipodbatteryfaq.com/

There is some juicy stuff in there.



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30 Mar 2008, 9:26 pm

Yeah I don't like the idea that the device is probably chuck out material when the battery dies.



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30 Mar 2008, 11:03 pm

Batteries may last longer than advertised. I have this old PowerBook, it's one of the original models from February 1992, and I still can squeeze out about 20 minutes on the original battery.



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31 Mar 2008, 2:07 am

CaptainMac wrote:
Batteries may last longer than advertised. I have this old PowerBook, it's one of the original models from February 1992, and I still can squeeze out about 20 minutes on the original battery.


wow I thought they died after a few years. Did you look after the battery? I heard when you leave a battery inactive.
How long did it last when you first got it.



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31 Mar 2008, 2:46 am

MR_BOGAN wrote:
Hey I'm concerned that all MP3 players, I pods don't run on standard batteries.

Has anyone been stung when the battery on their MP3 player needs replacing?


They also blow up on occasion



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07 Apr 2008, 1:29 am

MR_BOGAN wrote:
Hey I'm concerned that all MP3 players, I pods don't run on standard batteries.

Has anyone been stung when the battery on their MP3 player needs replacing?

I have a 5th gen video iPod, battery is dieing and the warenty just expired, back in january, but it looks like I am in luck because Best Buy is selling better ones, that last longer then the old ones, and they only cost around $25 here in Canada :)