Originally posted by Dam That SnarkEE Kid
Now they claim video they created of their exploits is getting 50,000 hits a day, via ipodsdirtysecret.com. As of Wednesday afternoon the site was overloaded, having seen more than 186,000 visitors.
However, the brothers might have searched for a second opinion before taking to the streets -- as it turns out, it's possible to replace the battery for as little as $49 via third-party kits. Apple itself offers a battery-replacement service for about $106, including postage, with a 90-day guarantee on materials and workmanship.
Other iPod users have reported that the device's battery life diminishes with use, as is common for many rechargeable batteries. Unlike standard disposable batteries, the rechargeable power supplies used in the iPod and other high-tech gadgets do not come in standard form factors. Replacing the battery involves a tricky process of dismantling the gadget, but third-parties offer this service for around $70.
thanks for coming out, a little more research than a single click of the mouse button will provide more info about how this is incorrect.
Originally posted by Chubbs
I've had a first generation iPod for 1 year now, and my batteries still hold a full charge for about 10 hours of play time. And I use my iPod ALL the time, never had any problems with my battery yet.