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2nd gen dead from shock

I realize that computer hardware is very sensitive to any sort of electricity. I know that even static electricity can burn up a computer. However Ill tell you my story anyhow.

My friends and I went down to Florida one summer for a wedding. We had brought my buddy's stereo which we had rigged up to a dolly and a car battery so we could have some loud tunes down on the beach. We had planned on hooking my ipod up via 3.5 jack to RCA adapter cable to the stereo and having our music on that. It worked all week until the last two days. Anytime you picked the iPod up, a small bit of current would go through your hand. Just enough to give you that funny feeling. I told my friend who owned the stereo and he picked it up and it shocked him and when he put it down it hit the metal support of the dolly and it quit working.

Could it be saved from hooking up to a 120V power source or is it dead?

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  • seth350 Mar 25, 2008

    I meant if I hooked it up to a wall charger if it would save it?

    I read that if the battery has no juice at all in it, then the usb charger/snyc cable wont do anything, thus needing something with a little more juice to it.


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You hooked it to a 120v power and the battery didnt explode?

no, I think its done for.

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