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IPOD unit became hot and stopped working

I plugged my IPOD to my car charger but forgot to select the voltage switch to "USB". It was set at 9V when i plugged in my IPOD. I felt the unit become warm and then hot and since then it isn't working.

will the fix be something simple or more elaborate - like replacing the motherboard ?

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I have repaired various ipods many times and found that things like this tend to be motherboard related.  Can you smell any odd burning smell from the unit?
Depending on where you live, you may find a shop that can open it for you and do a visual inspection to confirm failure.  If you feel adventurous yourself, you may want to try opening it up and doing that inspection.
If the board is dead, you may find a board for sale on eBay or a more secured online ipod parts retailer.  In any of these cases, sending it back to Apple (unless you are under warranty) will cost you more than buying a new ipod.
Let me know if you need more info.
Cheers!

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

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