5th gen ipob 60GB HOT HOT HOT!!!!!

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My Device: 5th gen ipod vid
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5th gen ipob 60GB HOT HOT HOT!!!!!

Post by MRGUMBY » March 7th, 2013, 3:05 pm

After plugging in a solar charger to my beloved black wonder...she and I have listened to SO many audiobooks together...I smelled something.

It turns out, the chip right behind the center button on the wheel overheats as soon as battery is connected.

Has anyone had this happen?

The thing will still work, but it kills the battery and actually will melt the plastic if I leave it plugged in.

Any ideas?

Is there any kind of reset,or do I need a new board?

Should I just buy a new one?

I did a search and cannot find anyone else having this issue...here or on other boards. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: 5th gen ipob 60GB HOT HOT HOT!!!!!

Post by John » March 15th, 2013, 9:55 am


This sounds like a bad power control chip on the Mainboard, so the board would need to be replaced. If you'd like, please send it in and we can get it fixed up for you! You can start an order HERE or HERE. Thanks and have a good day!

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