1st gen touch gets hot

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by JAW01, May 15, 2013.

  1. JAW01 macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2013

    So i picked up a cheap 1st gen ipod for my first device, and notice that the lower half on the back and front near the home button is hot to the touch. it has a new battery that was was installed by shop. the water indicator is pink, but person i got it from swears its never been wet. Could the logic board be toaste? And if so, how would it be tested?

    tnx again. :)
  2. Rosina Christen, May 15, 2013
    Last edited: May 15, 2013

    Rosina Christen macrumors member

    May 10, 2013
    I'm pretty sure the person you got it from got it wet at one point. I would bring the iPod to RadioShack ( assuming you live by one) or some other place where you know there are iPod experts and ask them to check. Or another option ( it will cost) is to send it back to the company so they can fix it.
  3. JAW01 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2013
    tnx for the reply. I should have mentioned it was stuck at the Apple logo, with a spinning loading circle, then just stopped working. I got curious what was going on, so i took it apart. the wires for the battery just fell off. Please see pics i have attached.

    * does any1 know if it will be possible to fix the battery solder points ?

    The area that was hot to the touch, is the little black chip thats shown next to the headphone jack. :(

    -See Attached Pics-

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  4. blackburn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2010
    Where Judas lost it's boots.
    That pcb is badly corroded. I don't think that its possible to repair that damage. Unless there are other points were you can solder the battery leads and the pcb itself isn't totaled.

    Either way that iPod must had some serious issues to get to that point.
  5. paulbennett95 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    You bought a busted iPod it seems.

    I'd try to get my money back, and give that guy a piece of my mind >:/
  6. Rosina Christen macrumors member

    May 10, 2013
    Obviously the person who sold you the device sold it because he knew it was bad! So my advice is return it and get your money back because you just got ripped off. I feel sorry for you, what kind of person is he. Any ways next time you go to buy something ASK the person and make h/s tell the truth. SORRY that's all I have got to say right now.
  7. pod5g macrumors regular

    May 15, 2013
    The person who sold it to him isn't an Apple Store. You can't just 'return' a device.
  8. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2013
    A mile high
    Don't sweat, the 1st gens aren't much...just buy another. Though I would make a small scene with the person who sold it to you...sorry this happened.
  9. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    OP why didn't you turn it on before you bought it?
  10. Rosina Christen macrumors member

    May 10, 2013

    Let me make myself clear I meant that he should return the device back to the person he got it from and get his money back. I NEVER said that he had to return it to the apple store. Because all he really needs to do is get his money back and buy another.
  11. JAW01 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2013
    I bought it on Amazon, so i couldnt turn it on. I tried to return device, but seller refuses returns or even to replace with working unit. I replaced it with a newer device. I picked up what was advertised as a 3rd gen 8gb, but turns out to be a 2nd gen 8gb #a1288, and apparently needs a battery also. Any1 know if i can use the new battery from a 1st gen, on the 2nd gen? Im good with a solder iron, :)

    burned twice now, :mad:

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