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IPOD BATTERY BADNESS !!
« on: 15/02/2006 01:21:53 »
Got myself one of them IPOD thingys this Chrimbo, I have to say it's rather good.

I've heard all the horror stories about the pathetic life of the IPOD battery and the horrendous cost in replacing it. You have to send it to Apple and for a silly fee they'll replace the battery and very kindly erase all your music too !![xx(]

Is this still the case ?....has anybody here enjoyed battery orientated Ipod fun ?

Please tell all

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Re: IPOD BATTERY BADNESS !!
« Reply #1 on: 15/02/2006 02:42:54 »
Hi neil, my son bought one nearly two years ago and he has had no trouble with his at all. However i have also heard the same stories as you.it probably comes down to how lucky you are. so do you feel lucky punk, do ya

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Re: IPOD BATTERY BADNESS !!
« Reply #2 on: 15/02/2006 02:52:30 »
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Hi neil, my son bought one nearly two years ago and he has had no trouble with his at all. However i have also heard the same stories as you.it probably comes down to how lucky you are. so do you feel lucky punk, do yaMichael



Michael, with you pointing that thing at me I don't know if I should feel lucky or not !!!:D

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Re: IPOD BATTERY BADNESS !!
« Reply #3 on: 15/02/2006 13:08:14 »
I hear that the latest G5 version has addressed the battery issue. The key is to use the full range memory of the cell by running it to exhaustion frequently.

On a side note to batteries, has anyone used the ipod FM transmitters in the UK? I am using one here in Los Angeles, but its a load of pants. I think the yanks just have to have all the frequencies used; its just like the TV, 3 decent stations, and 500 crap ones.

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Re: IPOD BATTERY BADNESS !!
« Reply #4 on: 15/02/2006 15:35:31 »
The only experience of the IPOD FM transmitter I have was when I demonstrated a Hi Fi System and the  client used his Ipod FM thingy as his source....the two were in close proximity and performed suprisingly well !!..That isolated event is the only experience I have of it. With all the small portable speaker docking systems available now I think the FM transmitter is short lived...in fact..I don't even know if it's still available.

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Re: IPOD BATTERY BADNESS !!
« Reply #5 on: 22/02/2006 00:10:32 »
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Originally posted by neilep

for a silly fee they'll replace the battery and very kindly erase all your music too !!



that shouldnt really matter though, since all the music is saved on the computer in itunes ...hmmm....:)
 

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Re: IPOD BATTERY BADNESS !!
« Reply #6 on: 22/02/2006 00:16:47 »
aw cmon ariel,this is neil we are talking about!!! arf,arf,arf.
 

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Re: IPOD BATTERY BADNESS !!
« Reply #7 on: 22/02/2006 01:54:06 »
ooh, sorry
i didnt realize he was a .....dog....
arf arf!:D
 

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Re: IPOD BATTERY BADNESS !!
« Reply #8 on: 22/02/2006 12:11:24 »
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Originally posted by Ray hinton

aw cmon ariel,this is neil we are talking about!!! arf,arf,arf.



I'm not entirely too sure how to take that Ray :);)

Ariel..yep they're stored on Itunes but who wants to wait while a thousand odd tunes get's downloaded back onto the IPOD ?...I want IPOD Joy...not a whole day of IPOD ' waiting room syndrome ' :)


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Re: IPOD BATTERY BADNESS !!
« Reply #9 on: 22/02/2006 20:49:33 »
well
bake a cake while theyre uploading
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Re: IPOD BATTERY BADNESS !!
« Reply #10 on: 23/02/2006 01:08:10 »
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I'm not entirely too sure how to take that Ray



in the spirit of joviallity that it was meant.
ive probably got this large group of people formed into the "skin ray hinton club" and ive only been doing this a few weeks.:(

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