Jorl Shefner <v451v> wrote:> I have a 3rd generation 15GB iPod which I got about 3 months ago.
> Ever since I got it, if I charge it fully in the dock and then
> unplug it, it will be completely discharged within 2 days (won't
> even display the screen until I recharge it). The apple page
> indicates a 'standby' battery life of 14-28 days.Well, I've had one expereince where my wife asserted that the device> What are most people experiencing?
claimed (30G model) a full charge after being in the cradle connected
to the iMac for a while. She then took it out of the cradle. I then
took the thing to work, powered it up, and it said that the battery
was dead. My iMac is set to go to sleep after a time, which means
that getting the iPod fully chaged in the cradle is something that
takes a looong time. I wonder (uninformed guessing) if there is some
power drain from the iPod's batteries if the firewire is connected to
a machine that is in sleep mode (and thus putting now power - iirc -
out on the firewire).
I seem to have better luck charging the beastie with the AC adaptor.
Hmm, that sounds similar to what I got with the dock charger - I> My battery life during usage is only 4 or 5 hours as well, so I might
> have a bad battery, but I also wonder if it might be a software issue,
> or related to leaving it for an extended period in the dock charger as
> some people have noted in this NG.
wonder if it doesn't play well with sleep mode on the computer.
I have gotten better battery life by remembering to explicitly sleep
the iPod when I'm not using it.
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