Rainbow effect on iPod Classic

Discussion in 'iPod' started by thoures, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. thoures macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2008
    This is more of an FYI since there is nothing (to date and known to me) that as users we can do about it. I did not find a post about this in the forum, and decided to create a new thread for the benefit of the next person that comes across the same problem.

    My iPod recently and spontaneously, started displaying a rainbow effect covering the entire screen. It seemed as if you have placed a magnet on an old TV screen (except that iPods have LCD screens):eek:. Surfed the web for answers and did not find anything quiet the same. I found similar issues but not as severe as my case and none offered a solution other than: live with it:mad: .

    Took it to the Apple store and the people there claimed that it was the first time they have seen something like this, and were not able to do anything about it:confused:. Luckily it was still under warranty and they exchanged it:D.
  2. schizoidwoman macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2009
    On top of a steep hill in West Yorkshire.
    My Classic did this about a month ago but rather than rainbows it was predominantly shades of blue and purple (quite nice if it hadn't been on my iPod). A reset cleared it but it took a lot longer than normal and it was a pretty nerve-shredding few minutes until it recovered its composure!

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