Dead iPod

I bought this iPod 13 months ago. It’s a Gen 2 Nano. Last night it worked fine but today, it won’t even power up.

Doing a bit of research I find it’s probably the battery. It had been acting strangely, showing less than full charge after showing full charge 10 minutes before, things like that. And I can get a replacement for about $20.

This appears to be a common problem with iPods. It’s a lithium-ion battery so why just a little over a year or use? My li-ion battery in my laptop is going on 3 years old and still going strong. Why the hell can’t Apple use a battery that lasts?

And how curious it dies right after the one year warranty.


I decided to hook it up to the USB cable today. And what do you know, in faint grey I saw the battery low warning on the screen. Then it went into sync mode with iTunes and now it’s charging. But I know this is the beginning of the end. I’m going to let it charge for a few hours and see what happens. I’ll still get the replacement battery though because this is all indicative of impending failure.

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