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Chito
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Mar 27, 2005, 11:36 AM
 
My 2G 10 gig iPod was down to about two hours of battery life so I decided to get a Newer Technology 2100mAh battery from OWC. Although the actual disassembly wasn't as easy as their video made it look, it wasn't like taking apart an iBook, which I swear I'll never do again...but I digress. Anyway....got the battery replaced and charged it up. I got over twelve hours of listening time yesterday and the battery icon was down to three quarters. I was scrolling through playlists, using the backlight just like I normally would. I think I can get twenty plus hours between charges now! My 2G has new life. If you need a battery or just want longer play time between charges you want this battery.
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Mar 27, 2005, 12:12 PM
 
I would like to know if anyone with a 3G iPod has used one of these batteries. I still get about 6 hours charge on mine. If I could get it up to 12 hours I would consider getting one. If not I will just stick with the battery I have until it gets down to about 2 hours.
     
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Mar 27, 2005, 01:05 PM
 
A friend of mine put a Newr battery in his G3, and although he doesn't get the charge time that you can get with the replacements for the 1G and 2G batteries, he's very pleased with the added play time. I think he said he's getting 12 or 13 hours of battery life between charges now. Seems like a good investment if you give your 'pod a lot of use.
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Mar 29, 2005, 10:59 AM
 
Originally posted by ThinkInsane:
A friend of mine put a Newr battery in his G3, and although he doesn't get the charge time that you can get with the replacements for the 1G and 2G batteries, he's very pleased with the added play time. I think he said he's getting 12 or 13 hours of battery life between charges now. Seems like a good investment if you give your 'pod a lot of use.
I did the same with my 15Gig G3 iPod. I get 10+ hours or more of play time with it now.
     
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Mar 31, 2005, 04:47 AM
 
It's mildly confusing to see the iPods referred to as G3s. . . I prefer the 2G, 3G, 4G format.

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Mar 31, 2005, 07:32 PM
 
Originally posted by Big Mac:
It's mildly confusing to see the iPods referred to as G3s. . . I prefer the 2G, 3G, 4G format.
Sorry about that, I meant to type 3G.
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Apr 1, 2005, 05:00 AM
 
Originally posted by ThinkInsane:
Sorry about that, I meant to type 3G.
No need to apologize. . .

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Apr 1, 2005, 12:51 PM
 
Hmmmmmm............ do I upgrade the battery in my 3G or do I wait for new iPods and upgrade to that one instead? Decisions decisions.
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