iPod touch battery - haven't used in weeks

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ajgrant, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. ajgrant macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2014
    I have an old iPod touch (2009, 2nd gen I think..). I haven't used in about 5 weeks, so of course the battery is drained.

    Is it ok to charge it up and use it again, or has the battery been damaged? I've heard that batteries can combust if not used for a while, so was just curious.

  2. High Desert macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2015
    Powell Butte, Or.
    I don't think it would be a problem to charge it again. Looking online, you see instances where iPhones, Nano's, and iPods have caught fire, "exploded", etc. from 2008 to 2014. While a rare instance, anything is possible. I did notice is some articles the OP was talking about the battery starting to "bulge" before this happened and in other cases, non Apple chargers, cords, were being used. If it was me, I'd plug the puppy in and see what happens.
  3. Regbial macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2010
    Put some goggles or glasses on before.. You know.. Jus.. jus in case.
  4. mwebb macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2011
    I usually recharge everything no a granite kitchen counter - just in case. Nothing to burn underneath the case, right? But that doesn't take into account smoke detectors that might trigger sprinklers, where the sprinkler "cure" would be worse than the very small fire. So routine recharge on kitchen counter, one like yours - on the patio.

  5. iKoopa macrumors member


    Feb 5, 2011
    The Bronx, New York
    I doubt that 5 weeks would be considered a "while" for a battery. 5 years, possibly? You're damned if you do, damned if you don't anyway.

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