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What to do with a dead iPod iPod
iPod batteries die -- we all know that. Generally about two to three years after you start using them (depending on the intensity of your use), the battery will no longer hold a charge for long, if at all. Batteries can be replaced, of course, but it's not necessarily a simple procedure, and it might not be worth it on an older, smaller-capacity iPod.

I've written an article explaining some ways to use the iPod after the battery dies, assuming you don't want to try to replace the battery. To sum up, you can use it to provide music as long as it gets power (from a car, or from an AC adapter); you can use it as a source for iTunes on any computer; or you can use it as a hard disk for backups, providing you with a pocket-sized backup drive that you can shuttle between home and office. More details are available in the article.
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What to do with a dead iPod
Authored by: levonbragg on Jun 30, '06 08:02:52AM

I have a client that uses his old dead iPod to provide music on hold for his phone system...



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What to do with a dead iPod
Authored by: pinguru on Sep 05, '06 09:01:07AM

Does he run an undertakers? ,o)



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What to do with a dead iPod
Authored by: salvo on Jul 01, '06 01:49:12AM

Unfortunately, if your iPod has a Dead Hard Driver it can only be used as a Paper Weight or a Child's Toy. :(



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What to do with a dead iPod
Authored by: interlard on Jul 01, '06 02:58:21PM

Or just replace the battery for $25 and keep using it as normal.



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What to do with a dead iPod
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Jul 05, '06 10:51:39AM

I replaced the battery in mine... wasn't a big deal.

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What to do with a dead iPod Battery
Authored by: GreenApple123 on Aug 24, '06 09:30:39AM
why just trash it. if the iPod battery is the only thing wrong, then buy a new one. i bought on e on www.laptopsforless.com for like $12 and it works great.

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