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Fully Charged and only lasts an hour

My ipod is fully charged and if i have it on for an hour, it seems to run out of battery and then shuts off....any suggestions?

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You probably just need a new battery. Try:

new ipod battery upgrade
http://www.ipodrefresh.com

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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Your battery is probaby running out of power faster because of the iPods ae. You can either bring it to and Apple store and have it fixed or send it to them. There are also repairmen around that should be able to do it for you. There also is a site called ifixit.com which will sell u the new battery and tell you how to replace it but beware THIS VOIDS YOUR WARRENTY! It also has the chance of you doing something wrong and breaking it even more... So my suggestion is to send it to Apple or get it fixed by a certified Apple technician.

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

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