Originally posted by frank_t
I just got the ipod a few days ago i can't keep my hands off it i can't leave it alone for 48hours to see if that is true!
For me, this "can't put it down" period lasted about 12 months! They were a lot more pricey back then and after considering losing it or some other terrible fate befalling it, I made sure I always had enough money put aside to buy a new one because I was convinced I would shrivel up and die without it.
I still think I'd shrivel up and die without it but they're no longer in the price range where I'd have to sell a kidney to replace it at short notice, so I'm a little more relaxed about it.
Deep sleep, shut down, 36, 48 hours, whatever I think it's just about the battery charge falling to a level where it won't let you play it anymore without recharging. Same things happens if you just drain the battery while playing.
BTW if I remember correctly, it's not recommended you let the battery "fully" discharge like this too often. http://www.ipodlounge.com/index.php
has a battery tips page. Check there.