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Will my *dead* iPod touch (2G) get overcharged if I keep it connected to USB for a long time?

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Nov 23, 2012 12:01 AM

My perfectly-working iPod touch suddenly died today, without any reason or warning. Nothing works. Unable to bring to recovery mode. Tried all combinations of buttons. I initially suspected deep discharge of the battery since I hadn't charged or used it for a week. So I connected it to my computer using USB cable. Unfortunately, even after 3 hours of staying connected, my dead iPod touch is not turning on.

 

However, both ends of the USB cable connector are warm (lower end of iPod itself is also warm), implying that current is flowing. Does it mean that my iPod's battery is being *continuously* charged (even though it isn't turning on)? If yes, is it possible that if I continue to keep it connected to the USB, the battery will eventually get overcharged and hence damaged?

iPod touch, iOS 4.2

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