“A MacFixIt reader recently sent us a very thorough report on an issue that has occurred across several different iPods and a number of long conversations with AppleCare support representatives. The overall conclusion is that leaving an iPod in its dock (or, presumably, connected directly to a Mac via the dock/FireWire cable) while the Mac is asleep can drain the iPod’s battery. Below are a few key excerpts from this reader report,” MacFixIt reports.
“‘After over a month’s worth of troubleshooting with AppleCare technicians and two round trips to Apple Dispatch to fix a problem where my docked 30 gig iPod would fully discharge overnight while my QuickSilver G4 was in sleep mode, I finally got a tech to admit that there is indeed a ‘known software issue’ (or perhaps firmware, he wouldn’t elaborate) that Apple is trying to fix,'” MacFixIt reports.
MacDailyNews has also experienced this issue with a new 3G 40GB iPod and a PowerBook G4 Titanium. If you are experiencing the same issue, please elaborate below and continue on to MacFixIt for the full report.
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