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iPod got hot now won't turn on

I had my i pod plugged into a Harman kardon car adapter and it got really hot now it wont turn on. i am pretty handy fixing electronics but I'm not sure what needs to be replaced. will the heat affect the hard drive, screen or circuits? do you think i could get away with just replacing the battery?

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It definitely sounds like the battery fried. I just hope that's all! I'd try replacing the battery. Failing that, I'd consider cutting my losses.

I'd also get that HK adapter checked out. If a fault in the adapter caused a sustained voltage spike (I believe USB is only supposed to be 5v), that could have overloaded the battery and/or the logic board. With luck, the battery is the only problem.

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+ agreed. Make sure that you remove the battery and replace it. Best case scenario is a new battery, worst case is bad logic board. But start with the easy part, the battery. Good Luck

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Did it get hot while in use? Or did you leave it in the car and it got hot? Sounds like something got shorted out to me.

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it got hot while in use there was a black z on the battery bar in the top corner but it shut off as soon as i unplugged it and wont turn back on that was a couple days ago.

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Sounds like your battery is shot. Did you try plugging it into a computer?

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i plunged it in and got nothing

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thanks for the help

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