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Fried iPod when testing DIY guitar pedal
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Author Fried iPod when testing DIY guitar pedal
Future Aztec
I have been building a fuzz pedal and I was using my iPod Touch as a sine wave voice and using an old oscilloscope to trace the signal. This worked as a great way to troubleshoot the circuit. However, I noticed my iPod would not hold a charge after. I had a hunch I may have screwed something up. So today I was updating software making sure it wasn't some bad update or something. Then I go into Korg Gadget (the DAW I used as a sine source to test the guitar pedal) and the audio coming out is crackled to heck and only coming out of one of my headphones. I am pretty sure I somehow fried the iPod. So I wanted to warn anyone doing this not to fry their iPhone or computer when troubleshooting.

But, also, what do I do now? I love using my iPod touch when I go for a hike in the woods and play my guitar, or when I make beats with Korg Gadget. Is the iPod a singular chip, impossible to deal with or is there a way to repair it. It looks like I will need to replace the battery but I will also have to do something about the audio components!

Please help. d'oh!
Ptbarnum
Maybe try cleaning out the headphone jack first? I had similar crackles and it turned out to be lint very frustrating the battery issue is something else, no idea on that one
Future Aztec
Ptbarnum wrote:
Maybe try cleaning out the headphone jack first? I had similar crackles and it turned out to be lint very frustrating the battery issue is something else, no idea on that one


Yeah its not lint. Funny enough, when I crank the volume some sound clips through. Trying to figure out if I should hunt for an iPod 5G with a cracked screen, in order to switch out the logic board or if I ought to find a way to acquire at least an iPhone 6 or iPad mini 4 that would run my audio apps much better than the iPod touch. Phone culture is not my thing but I like to carry a little homemade guitar and a keyboard to the beach sometimes, away from people and make tracks. The laptop just isn't the right thing for that.
Johnnyfive
maybe ask in the DIY section?
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