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Old 14th February 2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default Fried iPod

Damn, I place my iPod classic on the bench and it touched a 9volt battery! The spark was tinny but the result significant.

It seems like the onboard amp is stuffed. I have lost gain on both channels and have lots of noise. I opened the thing up, what did I have to loose.

Ghee, they are nicely made inside, but trying to debug is I fear a waste of time. I can get gain back on one channel only if i wiggle the audio out connector, but I am afraid it is a Dead loss.

It would be real shame to through it in the bin.

What can I do with that cute little 160gb drive? There must be something salvageable out of this thing. I would love to fit the drive into my colorfly.

Any ideas on what can be done with parts, keeping it clean of course.

Can anyone use the parts?

Just as well the colorfly is the new favourite.

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Old 14th February 2012, 10:56 PM   #2
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A 9V battery shorted against the metal back? I don't see how that could cause any damage to the electronics inside.
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Old 14th February 2012, 11:20 PM   #3
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A 9V battery shorted against the metal back? I don't see how that could cause any damage to the electronics inside.
Go Figure, I couldn't believe it either.

I was playing the iPod via a LOD connector through the O2 amp, when the battery touched the case of the iPod. The O2 id fine as are the phones, which what I had first thought was the problem.

Ran diagnostics on the iPod and there is no audio diag in the menu.

It is definitely the iPod that is at fault.

I have since pulled it further a part and the Li-Po battery was super hot. I used to fly models and know how volatile these can be, I wonder if there was a weakness in the battery strip and this just shorted the battery? Still make no sense.

Dazed and Confused.
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Old 14th February 2012, 11:37 PM   #4
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How about just replacing the battery in the iPod?
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Old 14th February 2012, 11:55 PM   #5
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I am going to try this next with a bench supply first.
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