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Apple ipod Gen 3 short battery life

I have had my gen 3 ipod for about 2 years and for the last year maybe more the battery life has been really short and i have to have it on charge nearly all the time. I want to get some files off it and when i connect to a laptop it runs out before i can access any files. Do I buy a new battery because someone told me it is a hard drive problem and cant be fixed.

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  • Cnidarian Nov 12, 2007

    my 15GB G3 iPod is also living on the charger, either in the car or inside. whenever i need to sync, i have to leave it plugged into the AC adapter. i somehow managed to pick up an adapter that can be plugged simultaneously into the AC and also the USB port on my iBook. i know that apple says this is a no-no, but it works while i'm syncing. afterwards, i disconnect from the iBook and leave it plugged into the wall. i'm considering getting a new battery, but since i've got an 80GB now, i only use my old one for in the car so why bother?

  • laurelanne Dec 05, 2007

    Own a 3rd Gen ipod. Sits in an ihome all of the time. Has about 3 minutes of battery life - NEVER long enough to sync. Any suggestions (besides buying a battery)?



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I have a question. my ipod is a generation three. to make a long story short, i performed sort of a frankenstein opperation and grabbed a battery from a generation 4 ipod and transfered it to the three. since the three was a much smaller battery, i got rid of the backing and ducktaped it all in. now the battery lasts, but sort of. the issue seems to be now that even when its off, the ipod is on, just the screen is off. i can still move the wheel (because i hear it click), and when i click a button the screen pops back up. I believe its just perpetually on, so thats why it doesnt last thru the night but it does during the day. any suggestions on how to fix that? i can tanker with it myself. and i have parts from an ipod gen4

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Replace the battery.  Here's the link:

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