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My IPOD nano Exploded

4715 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 23, 2008 6:23 AM by srojtas RSS
dryl1261 Calculating status...
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Feb 20, 2008 10:19 AM
Is there something wrong with the battery they put on the first gen ipod nano. mine just got blown to pieces.
I was just charging it on my Laptop then it suddenly sparks and it caught fire. even the clicking wheel got melted.
and the back of the ipod split open.

am i the first to experience this flaw! *im so disappointed with that*.

What should i do?
*if you wanna see the pic go to* - http://www.flickr.com/photos/23960698@N02/
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  • Erigo Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2008 2:29 PM (in response to dryl1261)
    First, I'm sorry to hear of your exploding ipod. That's terrible! I'm just glad to hear that you weren't holding it at the time!

    Second, regardless of your warranty status, call apple or take the ipod to an apple store if possible. I have heard of the Lithium Ion batteries exploding (not in iPods, but cameras and computers), which is what the iPod uses. I have heard of Apple helping people out with things like this even out of warranty. It doesn't hurt to ask. Explain to the person on the phone (if you call) exactly what you've posted and offer the pictures.

    Good luck and please post back whatever happens
    Macbook 2.0GHz 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Falconator00 Calculating status...
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    Feb 21, 2008 3:26 PM (in response to dryl1261)
    Was your Ipod in a heated area?

    Because the Ipod should be in an area with room temperature. Most likely it was the temperature or you left it in the charger too long and got heated.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,395 points)
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    Feb 21, 2008 4:06 PM (in response to Falconator00)
    or you left it in the charger too long and got heated.

    It's not gonna overheat if you leave it plugged in.
    Looks like a major malfunction.
    iMac G5 (Rev B) ALS - 1 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle
  • srojtas Level 2 Level 2 (430 points)
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    Feb 22, 2008 7:35 PM (in response to dryl1261)
    You realize these are the same batteries the iBook G4 & Aluminum PowerBook G4s used that were recalled.
    iMac Late 2007, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)
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    Feb 23, 2008 4:18 AM (in response to srojtas)
    They are the same type of batteries. Obviously, they are not the same batteries.
    MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5), Current iPods: 60 gig black iPod w/video, 3 Gen Nano 4 gig, 16 gig Touch
  • srojtas Level 2 Level 2 (430 points)
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    Feb 23, 2008 6:23 AM (in response to dryl1261)
    Whoops, same type.
    iMac Late 2007, Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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