very hot and burning smell

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jdc5294, May 17, 2013.

  1. jdc5294 macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2013
    So I'd say about four years ago I installed this product in my 2003 mercury sable. At the time I had an 80gb iPod and it worked beautifully. About a year and a half ago I got an iPhone 4S and continued to use it with that device. It's not compatible with charging an iPhone but it still played the music through my car, I can live with that.

    Last night, after about 30 seconds of plugging it in to that device I smelled a burning rubber smell, and when I picked up my iPhone I realized it was getting VERY hot, to where I was no longer able to hold it, and I have pretty tough hands I'm a construction worker. The temperature warning that usually accompanies this didn't happen. I immediately tried to turn it off by holding the sleep button, but after it shut down it turned itself right back on, about 5 times before I gave up. I unplugged it from the device obviously, and it cooled down. I took a picture of the dock this morning. Any ideas?

    EDIT: As of right now the phone is working as if nothing ever happened, except that smell is hanging around a bit.

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  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Hazard to guess dirt has caused a electrical short. Obviously the dock is now damaged and needs to be replaced. I hope it did not damage iPhone.
  3. jdc5294 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2013
    I should also mention it was fine last night charging with a wall charger
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    There is a lot of dust and crap in your dock port. That need cleaning out.
  5. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    From the picture, that's like a burned out something.

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