iPod Time Bomb?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Chaszmyr, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

    Chaszmyr

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    Yesterday, I turned on my iPod nano (8gb 2nd gen) to check the clock, and it worked fine. I then turned it off and put it in my pocket. An hour later, I tried turning it on again, and it wouldn't turn on. I was pretty sure I had charged the battery, but not being 100% positive, I assumed the battery died.

    Today, I heard a clicking noise coming from across my bedroom every few seconds. I went to investigate, and discovered the clicking was coming from the iPod. The iPod will still not turn on, and is still clicking every few seconds. I would try charging it, but with all the reports these days of exploding batteries I'm afraid to. Anyone know what's going on or what I should do?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    The chances of any individual iPod catching fire it virtually zero, and it isn't known if the iPod's in question were sold outside Japan.
     
  3. Chaszmyr thread starter macrumors 601

    Chaszmyr

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    I realize that, but then again, what's the chance of an individual iPod refusing to turn on but making an inexplicable clicking noise every few seconds? I've never heard of such a thing.
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Well it sounds like Hard Disc failure, but you have a nano, just plug it in, if you are scared do so on a ceramic plate or something, they don't catch fire ;).
     
  5. anirban macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, its a Nano, so the clicking noise should not be from the hard drive (as there is none).

    As far as I know, there are no moving parts in the Nano to generate any form of "clicking" noise.

    Are you sure it is coming from the Nano? Also, this may be dumb, but is it from the clicker sound feedback when you use the scroll wheel?
     
  6. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    Is there any one with access to the iPod that might wish you harm? :eek:
     
  7. Chaszmyr thread starter macrumors 601

    Chaszmyr

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    It's definitely from the nano, and it sounds as if it might be the clicker from the scroll wheel (moreover, that's really the only thing that makes sense), but it's not as loud as a scroll wheel click would typically be. Eventually the clicking stopped, probably because the battery died, but I haven't plugged it in yet.
     
  8. iSee macrumors 68040

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    Follow the 5 R's:

    http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/five_rs/nano2gen/

    It's likely that the first R (reset) will do the trick.

    Don't worry about charging it. The Nano's battery is very small. It just doesn't have the capacity to cause a lot of trouble no matter how badly it fails.
     
  9. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Plug it in to your computer, and if you are really afraid of it catching fire, then put it on something non-flammable. And I do not believe that the iPods catching fire were the 2Gs, I believe that they were the 3Gs.
     

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