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Old 10-07-2007, 03:51 PM
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Ipod touch overheating?

I have the Griffin itrip auto fm transmitter and recently started hooking up my ipod touch to it. after about 45 minutes, the both sides of the ipod gets pretty warm. Not scaldingly hot, but about the temperature of a glass coffee mug thats been sitting for about 10 minutes. I never had this problem with my 30 gig video.



That is my transmitter. Does anybody have the same problem or any recommendations? Im thinking about just getting a Dension ICE-Link if this wireless thing doesnt work out, but im afraid ill have the same problems.
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Old 10-07-2007, 04:36 PM
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You might want to stop using it and send an email to griffin and ask about it...
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Old 10-07-2007, 04:40 PM
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Yeah, give griffin a call. I would definately stop using it immediatly, you don't want to have it damage your iPod. Check the compatability of the transmitter on griffins website, it might now even be compatible



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It is semi-normal for the hard drive based iPods to get warm when charging and syncing them as power is being sent to the battery (causing heat) and the hard drives are spinning also causing more heat. The only things that can produce heat on the iPod touch are its battery and its display. The display can produce a very small amount of heat and the battery should only produce heat when it is charging but this heat is very small as well. There are other elements inside the iPod touch (like the processor) that can produce heat but this shouldn't be felt from the outside.

So yeah, it sounds like that transmitter is doing something it is not supposed to be doing to your iPod. Stop using it right away and check Griffin's website for compatibility issues. Send them an e-mail if their website doesn't have any info. Either way, it is definitely not normal for a iPod touch to be that warm.



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Old 10-07-2007, 06:29 PM
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personally I think it's over charging the battery and thats not good...
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:29 PM
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hey guys. thanks for all the quick input. I checked Griffin's website and it says that the transmitter is compatible with the touch. So i left them a nice email. Incase they tell me to shove off- does anyone have any alternative recommendations?
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If contacting griffin does not work try charging it and see if it gets hot while it is charging. If it does then you know it's the touch. If it does not get hot then you know its the fm transmitter.



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Sort of off-topic:

My Touch got pretty warm (not hot) during the charge, is this normal or shouldnt it get warm at all?
Im used to certain devices get warm during the charge procedure but the touch seems so fragile to me that it can't stand much heat.

I kept these in mind tho:

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# Nonoperating temperature: -4 to 113 F (-20 to 45 C)
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My Touch got pretty warm (not hot) during the charge, is this normal or shouldnt it get warm at all?
Im used to certain devices get warm during the charge procedure but the touch seems so fragile to me that it can't stand much heat.

I kept these in mind tho:

It is normal for the iPod touch to get warm while charging. Batteries can actually produce a lot of heat whenever they are charging. The trickle charging phase shouldn't produce heat but the big charging phases will.

FYI - you might not want to make your text smaller and light gray in color as it made your post really hard to read on my both notebook and desktop.



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Old 10-07-2007, 09:48 PM
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It is normal for the iPod touch to get warm while charging. Batteries can actually produce a lot of heat whenever they are charging. The trickle charging phase shouldn't produce heat but the big charging phases will.

FYI - you might not want to make your text smaller and light gray in color as it made your post really hard to read on my both notebook and desktop.
Alright very clear answer, thanks I will also keep the text advice in mind.
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:02 PM
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My Ipod touch also had an overheating problem when charging. It would get really hot, so I took it to the apple store and they exchanged it for me, with no problems.
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:14 PM
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I think you guys are just paranoid. My iPod Video and PSP get quite hot during charging and I don't freak out. It is normal.
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I think you guys are just paranoid. My iPod Video and PSP get quite hot during charging and I don't freak out. It is normal.

better safe then sorry, it's a good idea not use something till you know full well it can be used without ill effects.
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as per a113524c's suggestions, ive been charging it from my laptop. its been sitting for about the same length of time and its still getting pretty warm. not as warm as from the transmitter though. If this is irregular, id like to go get a refund... but im not sure they will b/c ive already dented it hahaha.
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:24 PM
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I wonder if the car charger is a quicker charge, this can make it run hotter during a charge.
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