iPod Nano Corrosion

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Macnificant, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2008
    I have the newest iPod Nano and have noticed corrosion or white powdery film in and around the headphone input.

    I noticed it on when taking out the headphones and cleaned it up and a week later still there.

    I thought it was the headphones but I switched the different set of headphones and same issue.

    Any idea why this is happening
  2. macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2013
    Do you have a picture? It would be nice to be able to see what you're talking about?
  3. macrumors 601


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    Look at the chalk on that one.

    Yeah, he must work out.


    Seriously, is it sweat? Maybe sweat is running down your headphone cord and collecting on the plug. When sweat dries, what's left behind is the salt.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2010
    Um, could it be pocket lint or possibly deodorant? I find my iPhone 5 collects lots of lint and my deodorant will sometimes flake and fall along my waistband and into my pockets at times (I know, odd).

    Sweat is another good call out.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2008
    Here are a few pictures, one of the ipod nano and one of the headphone input.

    I where the ipod clipped to my shorts with a roocase and the headphone input pointing down. I use the iPod daily for listening to podcasts and music 15- 20 hours a week. I do run 25-40 miles wearing them.

    The first pair of headphones where Monster iSport and now I am using Sennheisser/Adidas.

    I was using a ipod shuffle for a couple years with no problems but wanted more options to see what I was playing fso I upgraded to the nano.
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2008
    today I was listening to the ipod and the voiceover started stating the podcast and the next song, nest song and on and on.

    Now the control on the headphone cable isnt working anyone
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2008
    this is the second pair of headphones that the control on the headphones have been fired!

    Do you think it is the ipod nano causing this?
  8. macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2011
    The powder probably means there's a problem with the Nano. If you live near an Apple Store, your probably best to take it there.

    Having said that, I've had problems with EarPods before (presuming your using EarPods). I've had one replaced because one of the earbuds stopped working, and another pair in our house have dodgy buttons that sometimes just don't register anything.

    If the EarPods are the problem, the Apple Store just replace them on the spot without even testing them - no questions asked.

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