Fried iPod??

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by joyojoy, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. joyojoy

    joyojoy Not all there...

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    I am fortunate to have an iPod video. My daughter had it plugged into the TV today (using an AV cable), and when she went over to press the button to navigate to the next episode of Monk, she got zapped when she picked it up. Now the thing is totally frozen in the on position (and no, the hold button isn't activated). I can't even turn it off or reset it (tried holding down play/pause and the center button for about 30 seconds each). I also tried plugging it in to my computer, but it doesn't show up on the network.

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!:dead:
     
  2. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    can i say........ hence the reason why tiny + metal + electronics = :lick: ?
     
  3. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Did you get the warranty for it? It should at least still be under the Apple 1st year warranty. Take it to the Apple Store and tell them it stopped working.
     
  4. joyojoy

    joyojoy Not all there...

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    I never would have guessed that plugging it into my TV with the Apple-made cable would pose a risk of electrical shock...(it ain't a cheap TV either)...

    I just got it for Christmas, so it should be under warranty. If I can't restart it after the battery dies, guess I'll have to take it either to the Apple Store or Best Buy (where we got it). But I GOTTA have it by Sundy, because I'm leaving for vacation and REALLY wanted to watch season 2 of Monk...
    Waaah!
     
  5. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    uuh..... i was kinda leaning more towards static shock between her and the iPod......
     
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  6. joyojoy

    joyojoy Not all there...

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    IT'S ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The battery finally died, and it apparently re-set itself when I plugged it back into my computer.

    Note to self (and daughter): No polyester, balloons or other man-made static-harboring fibers allowed in the vicinity of iPod at work.

    Ahh....me precioussssssssssssssss...

    Thanks for all the helpful input.
     
  7. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    You'll have to take it to Apple. If you take it to Best Buy they'll send you to Apple. Best Buy can touch your iPod only after your 1 year warranty with Apple runs out.
     
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  8. joyojoy

    joyojoy Not all there...

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    Thank God, it doesn't seem to be damaged. After the battery ran down, I charged it at my computer and it started back up as if nothing had happened. Now I can go download Monk S2!
     
  9. technokid88

    technokid88 Part of a System Folding Team

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    Mini, 4th, and Photo Generations
    Reboot iPod: Hold down the menu and select buttons.
    Disk Mode: Hold down the select and play buttons after a reboot.
    Diagnostic Mode: Hold Rewind and Select buttons after a reboot.