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ipod keeps saying please wait VERY LOW BATTERY what do i do???

Discussion in 'iPod discussion' started by blakee, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. blakee

    blakee Member

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    VIDEO IPOD I have not used the ipod in like 2 days it was on my computer desk and i picked it up and it would not work so i plugged it in to the computer and the ipod would not come up on itunes or on the computer so i left it there while a plasyed a game and then i looked at it like 3 hours later and it said----please wait battery very low------ so i left it connected to the comp figureing it just needed to be chagred but i lft it on for like 7 hour swhile i slept and it still says same thing..... so what did i do please help me i dont know wut to do
     
  2. stuck19

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    How long have you had your iPod? How much have you used it? The battery may be dead.
     
  3. david94

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    have you got a wall outlet that lets you plugg your ipod into cable and through the mains to charge it
     
  4. StabSCTM

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    This happened to mine too :[[

    i dunno what to do.

    what happens if the battery IS dead?
     
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    SeanZ0r Regular member

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    Take your ipod apart and change out the lipo battery. Or return and get warranty work done if you have some form of warranty.
     
  6. david94

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    after two days it may just be drained and you have recharged it through a low power usb port which small amount of power is coming out so this may take along time
     
  7. TJC1963

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    For 2 days now i have had the same problem with my 80gb video ipod. i have only had it for 3 weeks so i find it hard to believe the battery is dead, but it doesnt seem to charge at all, and i get the same message saying please wait, low battery......i really hope i dont have to take it back to the store to get fixed, please help!
     
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    you might have drained your ipod's battery. you should charge it when it gets to red so you won't have problems like this. try charging it using a wall charger, not with the usb.

    this happened to me a while back but after charging it with a wall charger my ipod's now in good working order again. i never let the battery drain ever since. lesson learned.
     
  9. Qym

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    [b i just dropper my 60bg ipod video. i started charging it via usb. it had that screen saying ----please wait battery very low------, i then changed the charge to firewire, it came up with the black apple load screen and kept on restarting. i have now put it back to usb and it says----please wait battery very low------ it dont know what help is going to be to you, but there u go.[/b]
     
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    thanks for the quick replies....i have been thinking that i need to plug it in to the wall outlet rather than the usb, but since i just got it, i dont have cble for that yet (silly it doesnt come with one). definetly something to try - appreciate the help
     
  11. Jazz_Dude

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    No, you don't need a new battery yet. Sometimes the ipod gets stuck in the power saving mode, with this message displayed, and never changes. You can unplug the ipod, hold 'Menu and select' until the apple logo shows. Then turn the ipod off by holding play, then plug the ipod back into your computer.

    - Or -

    Keep in mind that your USB port does not give out power in sleep mode. You can't charge the ipod while your computer is sleeping, infact, doing this will drain the battery faster. So don't leave your computer, and don't fall asleap yourself.

    - Then -

    Get a new battery.
     
  12. david94

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    if none of that works i recommend you go back to the shop that you got it from and get a new one or battery or refund
     
  13. goldpup

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    Mine fell in the sink, took it apart and took a blow dryer to it. Worked but said low battery so i put it the wall charger and said charging. Thought everything was fine but it never says charged, even bought a new battery and that never says charged and the battery level doesnt increase even though it says its charging. Anything i can check on the inside or should i purchase another 30gb video?
     
  14. Jazz_Dude

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    My teacher put his in the washing machine, and let it sit and dry for a month. It worked. Although, he had a nano, which uses flasn memory. The video uses a hard drive. I don't know if a hard drive can be damaged by water, but it seems likely.
     
  15. Guepe

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    Hmm, great my new (second hand) ipod video has just started doing this!!

    But I think it's a result of a power surge from a USB hub - because my mouse died too at the same time...now the wall charger won't work.

    Some of the warranty is still valid, so is the best bet to just send it in?
     
  16. Jazz_Dude

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    If you are right about your USB hub power surge, which sounds unlikely, and it was enough to break your mouse, you have probably broken your iPod by sending too much power through the circuitry. Many of the integrated circuits have been blown... Sorry I build electronic devices and am using language that you probably don't understand, so all I will say is, take your iPod to a store, send it to apple, or buy a new one.

     

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