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Subject: Re: iPod Video 30GB Battery Life

Re: iPod Video 30GB Battery Life

From: David Hall <>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 16:11:56 -0500

Hussein Patwa wrote:
> Hi,
> My first post here so excuse any faux pas.
> Could people using the latest rockbox with the iPod 30GB give some idea of
> the battery life you're getting? I am getting only about two hours with it
> on a full charge, when about two weeks ago it was considerably longer.

Howdy Hussein.
I strongly suspect you have a dying battery. The usage pattern you
describe (EQ and Crossfeed) will have a noticeable impact on battery
life, but you should be getting multiple times the battery life you are
I suggest two things:
1 - Clear your settings and see if battery runtime improves. I doubt it
will - but I think this is a safe and easy first test.
2 - Assuming battery life hasn't improved drastically as a result of
step one I think you need to test the battery life in the Apple
Firmware. If my hunch is right, and your battery has failed, you should
see ~3 hours of battery life - a simple test.

Received on 2008-02-13

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