I finally got the correct battery for my iPod, and replaced it. It wasn’t trivial, but it wasn’t too difficult, either. Hard part was lining up the tiny connector for the hard drive, and figuring out what to do with the extra wire on the replacement battery. The original battery has just enough wire to reach the connector; the replacement has about three times that length. It’s all good, though.
Today I did a full-on test… although not the test that Apple recommends. I did a test of the way I use the thing — long playlist, cycling through my favorite CDs on shuffle.
Even then, it managed nearly 8 hours — 7 hours 52 minutes 13.08 seconds, to be exact. Yay!
See? I was right and the Apple Store “Genius” was wrong. The battery was depleted.
Now it’s DeadSexy again.