So, after less than year it happened. My iPod battery went flat. It
charges normally it says it's full, but after that it lasts only a few
seconds. I abused it a lot so I will not turn this into a rant. We all
know what is currently the greatest trouble of human kind - the
So I checked what my options are. Apple has many suggestions how to
care for iPod and it's battery (but now it's too late for me, right?):
The only way those helped me was to determine that my iPod battery
is dead. I tried resetting it every way imaginable but no luck. I
even ran iPod diagnostics which made me happy as a kid for 30 seconds
but then i figured I had no idea what the numbers mean:
So I checked my official options:
So I decided to change the battery myself. There are number of sites
that offer 3rd party iPod batteries but it's not simple to find one in
Europe that will ship to Slovenia and do that for a decent price.
Then I turned to eBay and found some sellers in Europe and bought one 500 mAh for something like €15 + shipping. Not too expensive. I was just sad I'll have to rip apart the iPod.
And after I won the bid, my iPod, realizing what awaits him decided
that the joke is not funny any more and started playing. I think
the charging while playing it did the trick. I tested it and it played
for 4+ hours straight which is not much less than it did when it was
So, iPod is working and the cheap new battery is on its way from UK. Can't complain!
[Update] Well, it wasn't ok for a long. Battery was back to being dead in two days. I changed it few days later.