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IPod mini battery dies when nearly fully charged, often while skipping songs.

I have a second generation iPod mini. For a few months now, my iPod would die on me when I attempted to skip songs, usually every other time I turned it on. The battery indicator always showed that I had at least 3/4 of a battery when it would give me the message "No battery power remains," etc. I followed Apple's instructions to do the battery life test, and came up with less than 7 hours and 11 hours in two tests when playing one cd on repeat. However, my iPod still dies on me after these tests. Yesterday, my fully charged iPod was on for literally, 6 seconds, and without skipping a song, I saw the warning that the battery was low, and soon after the iPod died. Does anyone have any suggestions for me as to how to fix this problem? Thanks in advance.

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IPod batteries are cheap on ebay...like $5...and come with installation instructions. Try installing a new battery and see what happens...?

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