battery in first gen nano is taking a crap

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    bought my girlfriend a first gen white 1gb nano 2 years ago for christmas. since then, i have replaced it with a 4gb green nano since then (i guess considered 3rd gen?)

    she gave her first gen 1gb white nano to her dad...he says he only gets about an hour out of it before it shuts off. he's doing all the right things to conserve battery life, like no backlight, not changing songs often, no EQ, etc.

    i'm not sure what to do with it, it would be $66 to have apple replace the battery. on ebay, i'd probably only get maybe $20 for the nano...
    what to do ? :dunno:
    were the nanos ever recalled for a battery problem?
     
  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    2 years is a long time for a apple battery to last. Consequently mine is just past 2 years, too :o

    But I use it mostly in the car and I use a power cord 75% of the time.
     
  3. Casino

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    You could always just buy a battery online and replace it yourself. They are pretty cheap.
     
  4. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    it just kinda bothers me because at that time, i think i spent $150 on the nano

    i remember spending like $200 on my ipod mini, it's probably 4 years old now and still gets about 6 hours of battery life

    i was thinking about trying to replace it myself. i'll see if i can find a tutorial, see how involved it is
     
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    just buy a battery online, and replace it yourself, its fairly easy
     
  6. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    kinda scared to cut and solder the battery leads though
     

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