Problem with Second Gen iPod Touch and iHome

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by tnsmart, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. tnsmart macrumors 6502

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    When I have my 2nd Generation iPod Touch docked with the iHome, I get this very annoying static noise along with the music. The noise is there both when music is playing and when it's paused or off, as long as the iHome is set to iPod mode. I think it's a problem with the iPod and not the iHome because my iPod Video works fine with no static. Anybody else with this problem? Is there a way I can test the dock connector on the iPod Touch (it work fine with everything else)? What can I do to fix this? Or do I need to send it to Apple? Thanks.
     
  2. natezire71 Guest

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    turn off the wifi on the iPod touch... THat should help
     
  3. tnsmart thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the suggestion but it didn't work. Anything else I should try?
     
  4. Discostu7 macrumors member

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    try tweaking your settings. The static might be from the new addition of the nike+. You maybe wanna try turning random things off to see if it does anything.

    The last thing you wanna do is reset your ipod or reinstall 2.1

    just trying things might work
     
  5. bella92108 macrumors 68000

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    It's probably power noise... the old ones sitting on the iHome were charging and not draining, so different "noise" produced. Thanks to apple's decision to change things up, it'd all different now, and renders all these old accessories useless.
     
  6. tnsmart thread starter macrumors 6502

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    update

    So I tried some of the suggestions and they didn't work. However, when I drained the battery completely (just for battery maintenance) the noise stopped happening. At lest it did for a couple days. Today it came back and I am once again annoyed. One thing I noticed is that when I turn the iHome's volume to 0, there's no static. But, when the volume to 1-40, the static is there but the same volume. Also, the static seems to go away when the screen on the iPod dims. Any more help would be appreciated.
     
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  8. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    I have tried my iHome iH9 with my iPod Video and my iPod Touch 2G, and have not gotten any static. Have you tried turning soundcheck on/off on your iPod? Or tried changing the eq around?
     
  9. ridingforlife macrumors member

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    I have the same problem as well. I got an iPod Touch (1st generation) and the iHome iH9 for my birthday earlier this week, and it would make the weird static/white noise sounds behind songs and inbetween songs. It's the same volume too, unless it's at 0, and then it disappears.

    So, I went and exchanged it for a new iH9, and testing it last night I didn't hear anything -- but then this morning when my alarm woke me up, it was doing it again! I've tried changing settings and such, but nothing seems to work.

    I've put my iPod Touch in my brother's JVC iPod player, and no noise happens. So, once my brother is home from school, we're going to try putting his iPod Classic in my iHome and see what happens. If it doesn't make any sounds with his Classic, then I'm wondering if something is wrong with my iPod -- but it seems many people have had problems with the Touch and iHomes, so maybe it's an iPod Touch/iHome capatibility thing? I may just return it and get a different brand all together.
     
  10. ridingforlife macrumors member

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    Thinking about it, I think it does have to do with the battery. When I tested my new iHome last night, my battery wasn't full... but of course by morning, it is.

    So I just went and watched a couple youtube videos... not enough to see a difference in the battery meter, but obviously it uses some battery. So I put it in my iHome after, and the noise didn't start right away. It started again after about 15 seconds or so, but that's probably because it charged up full quickly.
     
  11. tnsmart thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have tried my 5.5G iPod Video and it works fine with the iHome with no static, so I know that it's my iPod. I still think its weird that when I ran the battery dead, it stopped for a while but I don't know.
     
  12. ridingforlife macrumors member

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    Yeah, my brother's ipod was fine. I'm thinking it might be my ipod.

    Have you exchanged your ipod for a new one?
     
  13. tnsmart thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No and I don't think I will. The noise is annoying but I can live with it. Besides, if yours is doing it to, I don't know if a new one will be any better.
     
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  15. sinsio macrumors newbie

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    Hello. I have an iPod touch 2G and am having problems with my iHome 9 having static as well. I've disabled every service on my iPod with no improvement. Has there been any further progress in a fix for the static issue?
     
  16. tnsmart thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I still have this problem but fortunatley it no longer affects me because I now have speakers plugged into my iHome. Still hope a solution will be found though.
     
  17. owl1979 macrumors newbie

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    I just got an iHome iH9 last night and I have the same described static problem. I don't think the issue is with the iPod Touch (2g).

    I upgraded from a black iHome iH6 and have had no problems with it - it charges my 2G iPod Touch and plays music on it with no problems. I've upgraded for the new perks and the dimming buttons. I have to rethink this upgrade now, since the buzzing is annoying.
     
  18. owl1979 macrumors newbie

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    I tried a second iH9 unit yesterday with the same static/buzz results with the iPod Touch 2G plugged in.

    I have emailed tech support on the iHome webpage and will await their response.

     
  19. Dmac0692 macrumors newbie

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    iHome clock looks weird when ipod docked

    When I put my iPod in the ihome the clock turns on some random lights and you can here the buzzing clicking noise the iPod makes even if the ihome wasn't on when I put the iPod touch on to it... And sometimes when I put my iPod on the ihome it zaps me which was caused my static I think
     
  20. owl1979 macrumors newbie

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    Update: I purchased an iHome iP9 from Costco to try out. Everything looks exactly the same as my iHome iH9 except for the label that says "iP9" and except for the power input, which rates it at 2000mAh whereas the iH9 is rated for 2140mAH. The funny thing is that the power adapter for the iH9 and iP9 are identical, rated at 2140mAh output.

    The good news is that my iPod Touch 2G does NOT exhibit static noise on the iP9. The bad news is that some forums seem to indicate the iP9 and iH9 are supposed to be identical.


     
  21. owl1979 macrumors newbie

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    Great News!

    After multiple emails with iHome product support, it looks like my email was finally forwarded to the manufacturers of the iHome to a technical specialist at SDI Technologies.

    They confirmed the "low level noises" issues with the 2G iPod Touch with the iH9 and also confirmed there are no issues with the 1G iPod Touch with the iH9 or the 2G iPod Touch with the iP9.

    They seem to have authorized a purchase and return... will update later accordingly.
     
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  23. owl1979 macrumors newbie

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    My final update.

    I received my iHome iP9 order from ihomeaudio and it works flawlessly with my 2nd gen iPod Touch (as expected). I arranged a return of the iHome iH9 and shipped it back and received a refund for my iP9 order.

    Thank you, iHomeAudio, for addressing my concerns.
     

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