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Old 03-12-2007, 08:53 AM
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Question things that should be kept away from the ipod..

hi, i heard that magnets could cause abnormality to the ipod or any other electronic devices..

are there other things or equipments that I should keep the ipod away from?

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Well, here is a list of things you shouldn't do with your iPod:
1. Keep it out laying in the sun
2. Get it wet
3. Put it in the microwave
4. Take it in the pool/shower
5. Run over it with your car

The list of things that you shouldn't do with your iPod is pretty no-brainer. Magnets will ruin ANY electronic device that uses a hard drive. You shouldn't put a magnet near a Xbox 360, Playstation 3, notebook PC (both Apple or other), desktop PC (both Apple or other), or any portable mp3 player that uses a hard drive.



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Don't EVER leave it in your car when the weather is too cold or too hot..HOT has a negative effect not only on the casing of the iPod in extreme cases but negatively affects the battery life as well. Cold weather is also hard on the hard drive if it is turned on when too cold.



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Practical tips:

Don't take it out when raining, or if ur soaking wet, wrap it in plastic/ziplock.

Be weary of sitting next to speakers in cars/placing in trunk. The fancier cars have magnetially shielded spkrs but not always.

When left in car overnight in freezing weather, take a freezer ziplock wit u, put iPod inside ziplock, seal it, then bring into the house and let it warm up gradually for a coupla of hours b4r taking it out of the ziplock.

Leaving it in car for extreme weather, the correct way to store is to put it inside a insulated picnic cooler, or one of those lunch soup container wit thick walls.
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1. Small children
2. Your friends



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1. Small children

Unless you have that insurance thing that they advertise on TV.

2. Your friends

U mean your "friends." Some people have a twitch and automatically wipe their dirty finger over your screen, whether it's dirty or not - God that's annoying - I wanna slap them right there and then.
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Question. I'm going to my cottage for the entire summer (I do every year) and it can get up to 35 celcius, there's no air conditioning (we're by a lake). I won't be able to manage without my iPod. Will it be safe?



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35 celcius,
One of the most oftently asked questions, fortunately the precise answer is already in the Apple's manual. Section under specifications. Comeon, won't bite!
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having your iPod right next to your phone affects your iPod too.

I have a Treo 680 and when I left it right next to my iPod, the volume on the iPod went haywire and the battery life diminished quickly. It has something to do with the phone's SMS capabilities or something. If you don't believe me, but won't try it out, google it.
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Well, here is a list of things you shouldn't do with your iPod:
1. Keep it out laying in the sun
2. Get it wet
3. Put it in the microwave
4. Take it in the pool/shower
5. Run over it with your car

The list of things that you shouldn't do with your iPod is pretty no-brainer. Magnets will ruin ANY electronic device that uses a hard drive. You shouldn't put a magnet near a Xbox 360, Playstation 3, notebook PC (both Apple or other), desktop PC (both Apple or other), or any portable mp3 player that uses a hard drive.
Lol, after number 2...xD
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One of the most oftently asked questions, fortunately the precise answer is already in the Apple's manual. Section under specifications. Comeon, won't bite!
I know bobb, it says from 0-35. But what if you have a fan on it or something and its 35? I've read the entire manual. I've read books on iPods. I have it in a evo case if that helps. I know that with cold weather it can fix over time but with hot weather its damage is irreparable without Apple assistance. If I leave it at home the entire summer it won't be used and the battery will die because it will drain to empty, and then not be used for another 2 months.



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I know bobb, it says from 0-35. But what if you have a fan on it or something and its 35?
Then u attach a thermometer to the iPod and make sure it doesn't go above 35.

NO, I AM KIDDING.


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I've read the entire manual. I've read books on iPods.
No, don't read the entire library of congress, just the SPECIFICATION section, a coupla of pages, tops AND the items of interest for the current issue are - STORAGE (NON OPERATING) TEMPERATURE AND OPERATING TEMPERATURE.

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I have it in a evo case if that helps.
When operating, a case will tend to raise the iPod's temperature 'cause well, just like when it's hot and u put on a swater. When non-operating, it doesn't matter.

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hot weather its damage is irreparable without Apple assistance.
WHEN NOT OPERATING, leave it indoors will be fine. Unless your home is Dead Valley, then put it inside an insulated container like a picnic cooler.

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If I leave it at home the entire summer it won't be used and the battery will die because it will drain to empty, and then not be used for another 2 months.
At first, you said u have to take it wit u 'cuz u can't do wo it, and NOW u imply the reason you are taking wit you 'cause u don't want to battery to run down by leaving it at home. WHAT IS IT?

You are getting unnecesarily complicated. If it's uncomfortably hot for you, it's none too good for the iPod. To heat up the iPod to the point where it's irrevocably damaged u will have to really abuse it. Since you are asking, I dunn think that's you. When it gets TOO hot, the screen will start to show colored lines, that will be the signal the iPod tells u it wants to get to somewhere cooler. THAT'S IT, don't make a rocket science out of it.

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You are insanely sarcastic lol. I won't take it outside. I'll leave it in my room the entire summer. I don't have a choice whether I want to go to the cottage or not, I have to go. I take care of this thing like you wouldn't believe. I don't even walk around with it. All I know is it can get mighty hot in that cottage and I have to have the iPod's with me, so I'm not quite sure how that'll work.



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Cats

IPods should certaintly be away from cats since they tend to think its a football...
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Cats

IPods should certaintly be away from cats since they tend to think its a football...
how would the cats think that the iPod is a football?
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