iPod Touch Electric Shock!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Goftrey, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Goftrey macrumors 68000


    May 20, 2011
    Wales, UK
    Hey guys, another damn problem with one of my Apple products, my iPod Touch 1st gen 16gb has been absolutely super since I got it, until I plugged it into my iBook G3 today and touched the small chrome strip between the bezel and the antenna with my top lip (as you do) and it shocked me! It didn't hurt, it just gave a little prick. What shall I do? Put up with the electric shocks and take it like a man or smash it to bits with a sledgehammer and feed it to the Chiwawa next door?
  2. Holoshed macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2011
    North Carolina
    Ask it "Y u no love me?!" and if it doesn't answer shock it back.
  3. marc11 macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    I think you should stop making out with your i devices.
  4. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    1. What are you doing pressing iPods against you lips.
    2. Your overreacting.
    3. What you felt wasn't an electric shock but rather static electricity from the metal back of the iPod.
    4. If it was a real electric shock believe me it would of felt a lot worse than just a "prick".
  5. EvanLugh macrumors 68000


    Aug 29, 2007
    Developer land
    i think it was just static shock - it happened to me alot when i charged/charging my ipod touch (1st gen).*

    *(not sure why you got stupid responses)
  6. rodsparks macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2012
    Re iPod Touch Electric Shock

    You may have received a shock from the iPod.

    My son received a shock while charging the an iPod Touch 4G, while turning off a light.

    I can replicate the voltage reliably with a voltmeter. When the iPod Touch is being charged by dongle, the case when grounded produces 31V, on the AC setting off an autoranging multimeter.

    Also, all 4 Touch 4g's purchased a t Christmas are the same way, and my Iphone as well.

    I will attempt to try this with a different dongle.
  7. crmccashin macrumors regular


    Feb 28, 2008
  8. Shrink macrumors demi-god


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    The Chiwawa might come from Chihuahua.:D
  9. chrf097 macrumors 68040


    Dec 16, 2011
    It's called static shock. It happens with a lot of things, particularly metal things.

    No...no, I'm not sure I do at all....
  10. unkn0w3d.us3r macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Nice DJ

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