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Do I need to let the refurbished video ipod I just got charge first or can I start playing with it right away?

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I'd let it charge. No reason for saying that other than what I've always done with rechargable batteries though - complete charge and discharge before I put them into general use.

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The answer from the apple store was that it will have a partial charge and I can feel free to play with it if I want but I should charge it overnight to get a full charge.

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always let it fully charge!!!!!!!!!! TRUST ME!!! i used my iPod mini straight away and got 2hours music out of it! lol pitiful isn't it! then when i got my video ipod i charged it over night and now i get 7hours!

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always let it fully charge!!!!!!!!!! TRUST ME!!! i used my iPod mini straight away and got 2hours music out of it! lol pitiful isn't it! then when i got my video ipod i charged it over night and now i get 7hours!

That likely has to do with the different batteries that they had although 2 hours is pretty bad. I used mine a little bit the day I got it but not much and I think it actually may have been plugged in the entire time. I let it charge until it said it was full and I used it for at least 7 hours yesterday. On a different, but related note, does my macbook pro need to be on in order for the USB port to supply power. That seems to be the case and it's a huge pain.

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Yes it does. I recommend picking up a spearate charger for it. Luckily the one that came with my 4G iPod works with my current iPods.

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Mostly common sense, but I was glad to see that the ussuall 1 year warranty as well as apple car, which I have, both cover replacement batteries. Nice to know.

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I've always found my iPod battery to way exceed expected battery life. Maybe thats just because the software is reading the battery level wrong or I'm just plain lucky. I found that running it flat and recharging it at least once every 2 months improves general battery life a lot. Also, setting brightness down to about half (its really all you need) saves buckets of power for me.

 

That being said, you know, the very hour I got my iPod 5.0G, I turned it on and started loading songs onto it, never had an issue with it at all. But to err on the side of caution, yeah, a few hours wait is worth having an iPod with at the very least, a more consistent battery life.

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If it's refurbished, they may have or may not have changed the battery. If they did, you gotta charge 24 hours it to get optimal battery life, but who knows? I wouldn't take the chance. I would just charge it.

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