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My iPod overheats while in use only and freezes the screen-HELP?

I don't know how old my IPOD is, but it is several years old. Never ever had a problem with it. Now, I will be using it and it will just stop and freeze and when I touch it, it is SUPER hot!! If I toggle the switch up top to show the orange, it will cool down. If I don't it stays really hot. I've tried plugging it in to help unfreeze it but that doesn't work. When it cools down, the batter shows red and dead although I had just had it completely charged before use. Do you have any idea what could be wrong? How can I make this stop before my IPOD catches on fire??

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Thank you! I think the heat source is the light that stays on all the time. Isn't it supposed to dim after you pick your song? I used it today and set mine to an album then put the hold switch on. It ran fine and absolutely no heat. Any suggestions on that?

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the backlight shouldn't get that hot. but the "always on" problem could be a software issue - i would try to reset the ipod first: press and hold the menu and the select button until the ipod restarts - this should take something around 6-10 seconds

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it might be the battery - but i don't know how the hold swtich fit's into this - maybe there are some other issues.

i would open the device and power it on - that way you can "feel" the heatsource.

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