Model A1040 / 10, 15, 20, 30, or 40 GB hard drive / four touch-sensitive LED backlit buttons above touch wheel

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What is wrong with this thing? Battery?

Every once in a while, my ipod will start acting weird. The song will start skipping parts as though I am hitting the fast forward arrow, and it takes me forever to get it to stop. After a few tries, I am usually able to get it to restart. When I do, the contrast goes very very dim and I have to reset it. Plus the battery gets like half drained. Sometimes it doesn't do it for months, others it does it a couple times in a row. But really it is pretty rare. Also I am getting about 2 hours of battery life from it lately.. And the battery was replaced in April. Is that average? I use it typically about three hours a day. Is the battery just getting worn out already? Thanks for any answers :) By the way, I know I should get a new one, I just like this one, and I am really kind of curious as to why it does this.

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well since it's a new battery, and the first one lasted 7 years, I doubt that's the issue. I'd sooner point my finger at that hard drive; if you move the iPod often over the past almost-decade while it's on that will definitely cut into the life of the drive. it's replaceable though, very easily. I worked on a 3rd gen last week replacing the logic before and never before have I found an iPod so easy to work on!

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So I also kind of broke the switch off that connects to the hold button.. So if I were to replace the drive, would that be replaced too? Or is that connected to the logic board? I am not entirely sure exactly when the battery was replaced. I bought it on ebay in April and they said they had replaced it. But I looked back on my old question on here and realized that they didn't say exactly when they did..


I know when i opened it up and tried to fix the hold switch, it was connected to the flat green piece inside. Is that the hard drive?


the metal part with the blue rubber lining in his left hand is the hard drive:iPod 3rd Generation Front Panel Replacement and the flat green thing you're probably talking about is the logic board.


Can you replace the hard drive with a 20 gig. if the ipod was originally a 15 gig?


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