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Japanese iPod Nano emits sparks

Written by Dave Horvath @ 12 Mar 2008 14:02 User comments (14)

Japanese iPod Nano emits sparks Apple's popular iPod Nano shoots out sparks in Japan when being plugged into a charger, reports Reuters. The Japan Trade Ministry stated that this incident will initiate an investigation into the product and Apple to find out why the little audio player self destructed.
No one was hurt in the incident and Apple has already claimed that they are looking into the cause of it and whether or not there have been any similar cases that may warrant a recall. Apple officials in Japan were not immediately available for comment.

The incident, involving an earlier model sold in Japan, the MA099J/A, occurred on January 8 in Kanagawa prefecture near Tokyo, the official said. Apple reported the matter to the ministry on March 7. Approximately 420,000 Nanos have been sold in Japan since September 2005.





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14 user comments

112.3.2008 14:10
tripplite
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me love ipod nano long time?

212.3.2008 15:24
goodswipe
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Originally posted by tripplite:
me love ipod nano long time?
Apparently if you own this model, you won't be loving it to long.



312.3.2008 15:29
atomicxl
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Originally posted by tripplite:
me love ipod nano long time?
Wrong country (both literal and economically Japan is like the polar opposite) but still, LMAO.

412.3.2008 16:59

Sensationalized.
The article starts out as if all nanos do this, but then changes it's tone to basically admit it was an isolated incident involving an early model of the product. very lame! It caught my eye, though. And now it's wasting my time.

512.3.2008 17:06
goodswipe
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Originally posted by cart0181:
Sensationalized.
The article starts out as if all nanos do this, but then changes it's tone to basically admit it was an isolated incident involving an early model of the product. very lame! It caught my eye, though. And now it's wasting my time.
If any time was wasted, it was probably wasted when you wrote your comment. ;)

612.3.2008 17:46
tripplite
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goodswipe i lu(o)ve that picture you posted!!

712.3.2008 18:21

iPod still sucks.

812.3.2008 19:07

It's a nice addition to have a built in lighter with an mp3 player. Probably overloaded with DRM.

912.3.2008 20:29

Interesting news.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Mar 2008 @ 20:35

1013.3.2008 0:59
vinny13
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I want one!

1113.3.2008 1:26

Talk about one "HOT" product!


"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


1213.3.2008 8:27

Originally posted by vinny13:
I want one!
One that shoots sparks...or just your garden variety Nano?

1313.3.2008 17:38

Na its Constipated with all that drm. Got to let it out someware,huh.

yeah i want one. that way i can shock my friends with it. litraly Shock.

In other news, an Ipod released in germany has leveled 7 city Blocks we asked a citizen what his thoughts were,this is what he had to say(Dort, kommend für uns, übernehmen manuelles dort guna die Welt.)
the're reporting model recovered by the bomb squad team. The Ipod's S/N appeers to be IB0M6/7CB.

more news laters.

1413.3.2008 23:39
ericg8
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Cool!!

I want one with sparks. When will it be offered here??

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