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Your 1st Generation iPod Nano is Prone to Overheat, Apple Says

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Apple seems to have the worst luck with batteries lately. In addition to battery drain issues plaguing iOS device owners who updated to iOS 5, Apple says it has determined that, in very rare cases, the battery in your first generation iPod nano could overheat and pose a safety risk.

"This issue has been traced to a single battery supplier that produced batteries with a manufacturing defect," Apple said in a statement. "While the possibility of an incident is rare, the likelihood increases as the battery ages."


Affected iPod nano devices were all sold between September 2005 and December 2006, and if you own one, Apple recommends that you stop using it immediately and a order a replacement, on Apple's dime. That's the good news. The bad news? If you own a personalized iPod nano, the replacement will be a non-personalized unit.

You can order a replacement on the Web by visiting here (don't forget to backup your data first).
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LLeCompte replied on Sat, Nov 12 2011 12:42 PM

The beats on the ipod were so fiya that it made it catch on fiya!

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It certainly took them long enough to decide that these iPod nanos can catch fire. Good thing they are replacing them for free.

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AKwyn replied on Sat, Nov 12 2011 7:08 PM

So the iPod Nano owners who's owned the first generation had defective batteries since 10-11 years ago. Shocking... I don't know why the battery manufacturers didn't report it earlier, I mean after the VAIO and Dell debaucheries, you thought battery manufacturers would tighten down on the manufacturing process to prevent something like the exploding laptop from happening ever again...

Well I'm glad that Apple are replacing these (don't know if it'll be the same or a newer one or not but if it's the same, kudos to Apple) however, if an incident like that does get out of the wild, I can imagine that it won't be as dangerous as the laptops but still dangerous nonetheless. Keep in mind that there are tons of materials in there that are very harmful if they happened to explode around you.

 

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Manduh replied on Sun, Nov 13 2011 9:01 AM

Did Apple all of a sudden gain a conscience? :D Why are they 'admitting' all these problems now, even 10yr old ones. I wonder what else they'll admit to?!? Hahaha!

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Inspector replied on Sun, Nov 13 2011 4:22 PM

Well that maybe Steve is no longer in control and they just do things differently.

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AKwyn replied on Mon, Nov 14 2011 2:25 AM

Inspector:

Well that maybe Steve is no longer in control and they just do things differently.

I'm guessing Tim Cook is trying a different strategy of openness and compassion; a contrast to Steve Job's secrecy and tyranny.

 

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digitaldd replied on Mon, Nov 14 2011 3:56 PM

1st gen Nano aka the one that was crazy scratch prone?  I wonder how many of those are still out in the wild. I'm sure if it was going to overheat or cause a fire it already has. Its nice that they stand behind their products 6 years down the road.

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