using your ipod on a plane?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ashjamben, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    anyone ever took any notice to the maximum altitude stated on the ipod specs?

    well, i didn't. it seems to have jacked up my 5g ipod pretty bad. on the way there i tried turning it on only to receive the black screen. i tried resetting it and what not with no avail, so i left it.

    i presume thats when the damage was done. now whenever i pick a song to play the screen freezes for 19 seconds (yes i timed, but only with how long of the track had gone, i'm not some uber geek with a stopwatch) but it doesn't do this when i play an album and it goes to the next song. also, i found that sometimes when i put it to charge it resets itself to factory settings, with all my music still there.

    i'm guessing its the harddrive gone funny, as it makes some pretty awful noises and all the right signs are there. i've reformatted it to see if it helps at all, but i'm hoping for much. i'm getting my iphone soon anyway, and it does still work to some degree.

    anyway, just a friendly warning i suppose, be careful using your ipod on a plane!
  2. JNB
    macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    Unless the cabin was unpressurized (which I'm sure you would've noted!), commercial cabins are pressurized to 6000-8000 feet MSL, within the specs of the allowable elevation. Millions of iPods have "flown" without ill effect. Not the cause of your problem.
  3. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    JNB is correct. Whatever happened to your iPod is coincidence and not the result of high altitude.
  4. macrumors P6


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I have to agree JNB Edit: and Jessica.
    I have flown with mine and used it repeatedly with no ill effects

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  5. macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

    Feb 9, 2005
    The good side of the grass.
    I too have flown a whole bunch and never had anything happen to any of my ipods. Don't think it was the plane...
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    hhhmmm... i wonder then.

    must have been coinsodence.
  7. macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2007
    MI, USA
    i've listened to music and watched movies on the iPhone at 39,000 feet, elevation has no effect

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