What's up with my iPod battery?
March 6, 2006 8:02 AM Subscribe
Why did my 4g iPod battery completely discharge last night?
posted by pdb to computers & internet (7 answers total)
I went to bed last night with my 4th gen, 40 gig iPod secure in its dock, and fully charged - the "charged" icon and the full battery picture were displaying (I'm on XP, for what it's worth). I wake up this morning and there's no picture displayed on the iPod's screen, and several attempts to start the iPod were met with the "empty battery" picture.
When I re-set the iPod and put it back on the dock, instead of the "charging" icon, I got a picture that looked like the charging icon, but didn't indicate charging - the picture wasn't animated, in other words, and no charge was apparently getting to the iPod.
Charging it through the wall adaptor seems to be working fine, and there's no apparent ill effects - all my music is still there, and it's charging as I would expect and working fine. The only things that changed on either the iPod or my iTunes between yesterday afternoon when it was docked and this morning is that I downloaded a couple of podcasts; other than that, nothin'.
So, what's the deal? If the dock was dying/dead, that wouldn't completely drain the battery, would it? the iPod's just over a year old, so I wouldn't think the battery would be ready to die quite yet.
Anybody have any ideas?