Strange blue residue suddenly appears inside docking port

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  1. Darlyn

    Darlyn Member

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    I pulled my iPod out of my pocket only to find a small amount of an unidentified blue substance covering some of the gold contacts. A thorough inspection of my pocket yields no results; it is completely clean. This incident has happened to me twice and I have lost two USB cables due to the transference of this blue gunk.

    I picked off most of the dirt from the iPod's port, but my USB cable emitted a flash and died. Fortunately for me, the iPod still has normal connectivity. As I type this it is charging on my wall charger. The only thing I can do for now is order another cable (my power cable is "power only", thus I do not want to risk frying my iPod when syncing), as I've done in the past.

    Anyway, I ask the forums to give me some explanation for this. Has a similar incident occurred to any of you?
  2. Halacio

    Halacio New Member

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    well it depends on alot of things such as; how clean you keep it, where the cable and ipod are stored (i.e climate, moisture, etc.) I have never heard of an ipod creating electrical discharge, so it is most likely just dirt boss, i would buy a cleaning kit and be more careful
  3. ubunix

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    screenshots?
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    stevenplanet Banned

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    HOW do you take a screenshot of a dock connector?
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    Collateral Active Member

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    Just get your ipod replaced..
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  7. Darlyn

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    Update: despite catching fire and emitting some smoke, my USB cable is now working again. The inside is visibly charred but the gold contacts somehow work. Both charging and syncing are functional. My theory is that the ignition cleansed the cable of the residue.
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    berky93 New Member

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    its probably fiber from your pants...
  9. River

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    After careful consideration, you've got some serious pocket lint. (Not from your iPod, from your denim).

    Might want to check your dryers' lint trap and make sure it's free of lint as well.

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