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iPod (New) Battery Woes


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I recently inherited a 3G iPod. My first woe was that for some reason it

wouldn't charge over USB as I had hoped. Then when I charged it over Firewire,

the battery meter would be erratic, sometimes showing full, then after sleeping

for ten minutes, showing empty but then running for hours. I knew iPod

batteries degraded over time, so I bought a replacement battery, expecting to

have a brilliant, 'nearly-new' iPod. But the battery problems seem to be the

same, even with the new battery, and it still won't charge over USB. Is there

any chance there could be something else wrong with my iPod, other than the

battery?
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Can you give a little more info What system you are using ect.
The earier iPods were Firewire only are you using the origianl iPod cables ?
Have you done Upadates to firmware ?
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61475
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Hey, yeah I'm using XP Pro on a PC at the moment (although I'm 'switching' next week ) I have all original cables, both firewire and USB; I've tried different ports on the same computer, different computers entirely, and even plugging it into the wall socket via a USB travel plug. It's a 3rd Gen iPod with the latest iTunes and the latest firmware. It's not a 'dealbreaker' that it won't charge over USB, albeit annoying. I'm just worried that I shelled out on a replacement battery that doesn't seem to have made much difference? I'm definately getting more life outta the thing in a single charge, but it's still really erratic.
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Is the new battery an Apple or 3rd party replacement?I any case I'd return it and explain what is happening
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