My iPod touch gets very hot for no reason...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by intempo808, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. intempo808 macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2007
    Since I upgraded to 3.0, my 1st Gen iPod touch gets really, really hot for no reason. Like, I'll just be listening to music, and for no reason, it starts to get really hot at the top. I don't think its the battery, as when I've charged it before 3.0, the battery gets hots at the bottom.

    I don't know what causes the heat, and it's random. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't. I'm worried about it damaging my iPod.

    Anyone else having this problem?

  2. sravana macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2008
    I was just reading a thread in the news forum, about 3GS iphones getting so hot that the white ones discolor. There was some speculation that it was because of OS3.0...

    I didn't upgrade to 3.0 because I was sure that there were bugs that needed to be worked out. Look for an upgrade, I bet that will address the problem.
  3. peepboon macrumors 6502


    Aug 30, 2008
    Same here, at first I thought it was from me holding the iPod Touch too much, but I remembered it never used to get this hot :(
  4. intempo808 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2007
    Oh right, so it's not just me. I'm just worried that it might damage the stuff inside or something. The thing is, I can't find a specific reason why it happens. It's always happens when I'm just listening to music, iPod is in sleep, music playing. But it doesn't happen all the time, if that makes sense. Something is triggering it, but I have absolutely no idea what it is. I hope it won't break my iPod...
  5. Jani-Appleseed macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2009
    Well this story is kinda long some parts of it got to do with over heating some maybe not..

    Basically last September got 2g ipod etc. happy ever after... right !?
    well all was fine until upgrading 3.0 , there was no problems with bugs just some minor wi-fi glitches but i managed to fix that, even now I'm happy with 3.0 BUT
    last week to my horror I saw a dead (or meaby not dead but overlit pixel) anyways... there was a strange 'stain/blemish' that seemed to be on the backlight section basically the section appeared grayer , looked like water damage but looked different . Okay so yesterday I went to apple store blah blah and to my surprise they replaced my iPod straight away no fuss, they just had a proper look at the ipod etc. (they said they never seen a blemish thing like that before :O) , checked the water damage sensor (as they always do ;P) and thats it . Went home updated to 3.0 ,backup-ed from file and and noticed the lower left part of metal backing was quite hot, but I suppose that was normal beacuse the ipod was writing a lot of data whatever.. So here is my thought was the blemish under the screen caused by the heat BECAUSE of 3.0 ??? or is it some random uncatalogued water damage that managed to do THAT and not turn the sensor pink !?

    PS: The replacement that they gave me looked COMPLETELY NEW , they took it out of like a cardboard box with some foam was wrapped in factory film whatever.. I assume it was new , or was it refurbished but is NEW ? and they 'charged' me (well warranty) for 99 £ (16gb second gen ) is that some no-box new ipod fee or what ???
  6. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    Sadly, according to Apple you're leaving your device in a hot car and you shouldn't do that.
  7. intempo808 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2007
    See, the ironic thing here is, I don't even own a car... Apple should stop making these generalizations about people... lol:rolleyes:
  8. bigmonvt macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2009
    I've had 3.0 for about a month and until 3 days ago, no problem. Now it seems that every time I listen to music my 1G itouch is getting insanely hot and the battery is draining like a sink. NEVER got hot to the touch before the upgrade, although battery drain has always been an issue, just not quite this fast.

    Got about 2 months left on the original warranty.
  9. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    All you need to do is take it into an Apple store cold, then show them how hot it gets when you turn it on. I know it does it randomly. Just plan to hang out in the store for an hour or two, however long it would take for the Touch to get hot. Take a witness with you. Preferably with a video camera.
  10. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    I'd be buying Apple Care then, you still have time!
  11. bigmonvt macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2009
    Nearest store is 3 hours away... but I would probably prefer that to sending it in only to be told they can't duplicate the problem. Been there, done that, no thanks.

    I'm not sure if I will buy the applecare on it or not. I love the interface/features/etc of the touch BUT due to the ongoing battery issues that have persisted since day one across three different versions of the OS, I may just put that money toward something else.

    I have been a long time ipod user, but the touch is by far their weakest ipod platform with regards to reliability, imo. I'm just not sure if it is the hardware or the software. Sometimes the thing works very well and then randomly, not so much. Very un-apple-like. Pretty sure this latest problem is software, never happened once until after 3.0. Just hope a fix happens before it toasts itself, but I still have 2 months left.
  12. intempo808 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2007
    I've worked out what it is. It's a problem that occurs when listening to music, the opening and App (any app, developer or Apple) and closing the app (after any amount of time).

    For example, I noticed this first when I was playing music, then decided to play Tap Tap Revenge 2. So I opened Tap Tap while my music was still playing, selected a game to play, and waited for the music to stop, played a few games and then exited and resumed my music... This was when it began to get hot, very, very quickly.

    I hope Apple sorts this out... It's a bit annoying and possibly dangerous...
  13. bigmonvt macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2009
    That's exactly what I usually do as well... hmmm...
  14. intempo808 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2007
    I wonder if this is just an issue with 1st Gen iPod touch's or whether it's a problem across old and new iPod touch's and iPhones?

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