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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Replacing Your Battery and Other Power Concern

With a little luck, your most pressing power concerns these
days are reducing your carbon shoe size and hoping that they
don’t re-form Power Station. If you’re experiencing additional
power troubles—for example, with regards to your iPod—
perhaps this chapter can be of service.
Whenever the words iPod and power come up in the
same sentence, Brandon immediately thinks of the battery.
Replacing iPod batteries is one of the most common repairs
that his company makes, because, over time,
the battery is the component most likely to fail.
As far as repairs go, replacing the battery isn’t especially
technical. In fact, for most iPods, it’s probably the easiest,
Occasionally, the battery isn’t the source of your power
trouble. We conclude this chapter with suggestions and
advice for dealing wi
Check the Signs of a Bad Battery
What makes a battery go bad? A troubled home environment? Actually, it’s
not so sad a story. Your battery goes bad naturally just from regular use. It has
a lifetime of about a year to a year and a half, or about 500 full-charge cycles.
After that, it starts to show its age.
The most common sign that your battery is ready to be replaced is that it
doesn’t hold a charge for as long as it once did. You find yourself plugging in
your iPod more regularly, and the battery seems to get depleted more quickly.
Another sure sign is that the low-battery warning appears constantly on your
iPod’s liquid crystal display (LCD). Whether you get an icon or a warning
screen depends on your model of iPod..
You might also find that your iPod works fine when you plug it into a charger,
but that it dies immediately when you attempt to run it from the battery. In this
case, your battery isn’t just dying; it’s dead. Time for a non-battery power concerns.