80gb Ipod Classic Overheated Battery

Discussion in 'iPod' started by cathouse1320, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have an 80gb Ipod Classic which I've had for 14 months. I always charge it through the USB 2.0 port on my Imac. Today I was working on the computer and a window popped up saying the device I had just disconnected may lose info ( I had NOT disconnected anything ). I went to Itunes and my Ipod was not showing up , so I picked it up. It was so hot it burned my thumb. I turned it over and noticed the screen looked as if it was melting. I let it cool down for a few hours and simultaneously searched for clues. Found next to nothing.
    After it cooled down I tried to check it and it's dead, but the screen seems to fine. I did not buy Applecare, so I'm on my own. I use it when I'm working and cannot face the possibility of not having it, but the wife will never let me buy another.
    My question is this , is it just the battery or will I need to replace all sorts of junk once I pry it open?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    You might want to visit the Apple Store or a retailer who would repair it for good price
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    call applecare first. see if there was anything wrong with your batch of ipods. you might get it replaced for free.
     
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    bozz2006

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    agreed.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good Idea , thank you , I'll try it.
    I did find a few sites that sell batteries , one site that sells a toolkit and battery together. I may just try replacing it myself if I cannot get any satisfaction from Apple.
    My still unasked and therefore unanswered question is , without a new battery , is there a methodology for determining whether any damage extends to components ie: hard drive and/or switches?
     
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    bozz2006

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    i'd say that would be tough to tell unless you look and see everything melted.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple is replacing it

    I called Applecare, and took the speak to a live person option , waited a while and spoke to a guy called Naveen from someplace on the other side of the world. He stopped me as soon as I told him about the heat and set me up with another guy , Mark , in Minnesota , who listened, asked a few questions and said Apple will replace it for me!!!!!!!
    I never would have called , because it's out of warranty, if it had not been suggested here.

    THANK YOU ILLICIT
     

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