Dead iHome?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by rgwoehr, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. rgwoehr macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2010
    My cousin's iHome randomly stopped working a few days ago. It still charges her iPod touch but the screen on the iHome is blank and music plays through the iPod's speaker instead of the iHome's speakers. Does anyone know if this is fixable or is the thing dead? It's an iHome iP90 if that helps. I tried searching but I couldn't find anything.
  2. kdkinsey macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2005
    Aliso Viejo, CA
    Another one

    This evening, exactly the same thing happened to my iP90 iHome. It still charges the iPod, but otherwise appears dead.
  3. rgwoehr thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2010
    She left it unplugged for a day or two and it started to work again. Not sure what the problem was but I guess it's working fine now.
  4. alex5290 macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2011
    I bought the ihome ip90 in January and it worked fantastic for the first couple of months. About 2 weeks ago the screen went black and it did not work. I returned it for another one and again, this time within a week, it went dead again. It still charges my ipod but will not play music. I was hesitant to buy another one. Two days later it randomly started working again; this morning it was working. I noticed that the date that appeared was back to factory settings. I came home only to find it dead once again. I dont know what to do/how to fix it! Does anyone have any suggestions?
  5. anteck macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    I bought an ex-demo unit from a Apple reseller in Sydney. Turned up dead. Display turns on for three seconds then disappears. Dodgy gear. Have a search on Amazon, heaps of people are reporting the same problem. It's a shame, read some great reports on the unit but it seems to be a fault worthy of taking the unit off the market...
  6. kkrumm macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2012
    I90 Problems

    User brought one to our shop and I opened it up. Several electrolytic caps have leaked all over the board. Seems this company uses cheap caps and they are failing with disasterous results. Only good fix is to replace all the leaking caps with new ones, but this piece of junk isn't worth the effort! Sorry guys, you are pretty much out of luck unless fixing electronics is your hobby.
  7. Solstice11 macrumors newbie


    Feb 29, 2012
    I just want to throw in my experience with my own iD91. I was having similar issuesthe dock charges the iPod but doesn't play music, and when it did play music it would only play for 10 minutes and stop all of the sudden. How I fixed this was the 30-Pin Port on the bottom of the device had some pocket lint. So after a couple minutes of carefully picking out the lint with a toothpick the dock worked as good as new.
  8. BabyBlueBasa13 macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2013
    My ihome just suddenly quit and I'm not sure what's going doesn't light up or charge my phone can someone help me???
  9. iHomeowner macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2014
    iHome rises from dead

    Just want to mention that I was moments from throwing my iHome in the garbage but decided to plug it in one last time after reading this forum. It had been unplugged for 2 days, and lo and behold it's working again.
  10. Pamela519 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2014
    Ihome iP87 clock works but radio and ipod does not

    This has happened to me before. I have my house cleaned every month and randomly after they are here, I will go to turn the radio on and there is no sound. nothing for the ipod either. yet, the time, date, etc. are all working.

    how do I get the sound to come back? I can't remember what I did the last time this happened.

  11. Spazcat macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2015
    Another one bites the dust

    Dunno. Looks like I'm now having the same issue as everyone who's been here before me. My iHome has worked flawlessly until this morning. My iPhone acts like it's not connected when docked but my iPod looks like it's charging when docked. Sound doesn't come out of the unit. Just the internal iPhone speakers. I'm going to unplug it for a day and see if that's the trick.
  12. Pamela519 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2014
    I followed all the other examples. Unplug it for a day or two. Also, do you keep batteries in it? If yes, they tell you to take them out while you unplug the iHome. By the way, this last time turns out my outlet was not working!!
  13. Spazcat macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2015
    24 hours later it's still dead. Mine doesn't take batteries and just in case I tried a second outlet. No luck yet :(
  14. joeqaz1016, May 15, 2015
    Last edited: May 17, 2015

    joeqaz1016 macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2015
    My accessory uses the 30-pin connector, so i can connect it to your device using the Lightning to 30-pin Adapter or Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (0.2 m).Casesam
    Samsung Galaxy J5 case
  15. macuser1232 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2012
    Yeah I'd say electronics are my hobby, but I found a bunch of leaky caps on my iH6 and just trashed it. Not worth it. Got it super cheap at a thrift store anyway.

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