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Why does your iPod get really hot while you're charging it and using it at the same time?

Asked by Tink (8668points) May 21st, 2009 from iPhone

It gets really hot and I’m afraid it will burn.

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Randy's avatar

Mine used to get warm while charging but not while using. I had a 2nd gen, silver, iPod nano.

Tink's avatar

I have an iPod touch 2nd gen and it gets hot from the back when i’m charging and using it at the same time

Aethelwine's avatar

It will burn. I don’t know why but my son has ruined two ipods within a year. Anyone know if they can be fixed?

@Tink1113 I’m so glad you asked this question!

Tink's avatar

I’m glad for myself too :)

Tink's avatar

You bought him another iPod?

Aethelwine's avatar

@Tink1113 Hopefully you (we) find out why. He ruined his and his brothers. He’s not allowed to charge the only one that we have left. :)

Tink's avatar

Ha what kind of iPods were they?

Aethelwine's avatar

@Tink1113 3rd generation Nanos. It’s the itouch that he’s not allowed to charge.I’m not about to lose that one!

Tink's avatar

The ones that shuffle when you shake it? My mom got me my itouch with no warranty so I got to take care of it real good

DeanV's avatar

@Tink1113: Nah, that’s the little square boxy one. The first nano to play video.

Tink's avatar

Oh I thought it was the shuffle one :)

basp's avatar

You might try going to a computer and looking up “troubleshooting” and the name of your iPod on google. I had some problems with the battery in my iPhone when I first got it and I found a website that had helped me figure out how to take care of my battery and I haven’t had any problem since.
I have to take really good care of mine too cause I didn’t tell my husband how much it really cost.

Tink's avatar

Oh I will thanks

Tenpinmaster's avatar

Continuous usage of the unit while it is on its charging cycle will cause a increase in battery temperature. Its the same reason why your phone gets hot when you have been talking on it for a while. The battery is working therefore, all those electrons and such are creating thermal heat on the unit.

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