... When I'm not even listening to a song. I just realized this today. Sometimes I'll keep my iPod in my pocket without earbuds plugged in because I couldn't find them or some other reason. Recently I started plugging them in again, and after 7 or so hours of not using my iPod, I hit the sleep button to play something, and nothing would happen. The power was completely drained. I had to to charge it for a while before I could do anything. At first I thought it short circuited or something, but I realized the pattern of plugging in earbuds causing the battery to drain itself, even when no music was playing. Does this happen to anyone else? How is this even happening?