Can magnetic field screwed up my iPod touch?

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  1. alexkha

    alexkha New Member

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    Two questions:
    1. Can magnetic field screwed up my iPod touch? My first iPod touch started malfunction after 6-7 months. Symptoms: Music stops playing randomly, sometimes after that iPod become unresponsive. When I use Wi-Fi after a while iPod freeze and not responding to touch. People from Apple Customer Service could not fix it and send me a new iPod. After 6-7 month I start to have exact same problems. Both of this iPods I kept in same carrying bag with magnet lock. That’s why I am asking might this weak magnetic field from lock over time damage my iPod?
    2. Second question: If I have such problem as freezing iPod after using Wi-Fi or after using some applications or listening music, can jailbreaking fix such problems?
  2. Lux2GS

    Lux2GS Well-Known Member

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    1. Yes it can be the Magnetic Field. The iPod uses a SSD for saving data, it can easily be disturbed because of magnetic fields.
    2. If its because of the Magnetic Field, it's a Hardware error, so no.
  3. Ezekeel

    Ezekeel New Member

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    How so?

    Wikipedia states the opposite: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive#Advantages

    Tough 'immune' is probably an exaggeration.
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    I really doubt a weak magnet in your bag, could affect your iPod through both the bags material and the iPod touches case which I presume you have. There could be many other explanations for this problem. Try a restore ;D
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    alexkha New Member

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    Thanks. Can it be fixed itself after I stop to use this stupid bag?
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    Thanks. I did try restore, hard reset, battery drainage. Any other suggestions?
  6. mikeac

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    I believe the problem is permanent, as it is a hardware issue. But as someone said, SSD is immune to magnets, so it may be something else.

    Look here:
    http://www.amazon.com/Magnets-MAY-h...XP5TUQ0LGM15/1?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B0013K7Y6Y

    In that article, a user says magnets from a case can ruin the iPod. But usually it only affects it while it is IN the case. When they removed the magnets and rebooted, it worked again. Not sure why yours crashes so much.

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