Is this normal for 3g Ipods

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  1. Benjamin

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    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]I charged my 3g iPod all night, and today i have started to put my cd's on it, its been just over an hour and the battery meter is already showing empty????? that was fast. Its going to take me forever to put my ebtire collection on it if i have to recharge it every couple hours[/font]
     
  2. galek_spoo

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    that shouldn't be happening. call manufacturing number.
     
  3. t_maynard

    t_maynard My Pride and Joy..... OT Supporter

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    keep it plugged in why you put the cds on
    transfers kill the battery fast
     
  4. lunchbox

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    yeah my 15 gig ipod definanlty needs to be plugged in when im transfering songs on it
     
  5. ryan112ryan

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    depends on how long you have had it, the one draw back to ipods, is their battery life can be shoty :( but i still love mine!
     
  6. monolith

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    Yea I have had the same problem...my GF just got me a 3G 20GB iPod and I charge it to full but everytime I start transferring songs to it the battery just gets eaten up.

    This isn't normal?
     
  7. Up All Night

    Up All Night I might sleep all day

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    Transferring songs=HDD spinning the whole time= the thing that uses the most battery power in an MP3 player operating the whole time=short battery life

    Make sure your ipod is charging while transferring (i don't know how the 3g's work, i have a 1g with a firewire port on the top and it charges while its connected to the computer.
     
  8. Ratven

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    Definately normal... any uploading kills the battery fast, keep it plugged in when you do it.
     
  9. Dαzzα

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    i've noticed on mine when i first turn it on the battery meter shows it's dead, but when it like warms up or something it rises.
     
  10. Adri1456

    Adri1456 Guest

    It's a hard drive, so it operates better when its at a higher temperature.
     
  11. CKY4800

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    I have a hard time beliving this is true.
     

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