I’ve had my 3G 20GB iPod for two and a half years now, so it’s no surprise that the battery was about due to go. Well, it pretty well happened last week; I could charge it overnight and still not get more than about 30 minutes worth of play out of it. 🙁
When I bought the iPod, I shelled out an extra $50 for the 3-year service plan, since the Best Buy associate assured me that it would cover replacing the battery, and I knew that batteries were the iPod’s weakness. So when I get a chance this weekend I will be heading to Best Buy to see what they’ll offer me for service options. I think it’s unlikely that they’d just offer me a replacement, though if they wanted to offer me $300 towards a new iPod I certainly wouldn’t complain. More likely they’ll tell me I have to send it in for service and be without it for a month. Ugh. I guess I’ll see. A month would be a long time to go without my iPod.
How quickly we get attached to these electronic gizmos.