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  iPod Nano Sets Man's Pants On Fire--Lithium Battery 
 
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john albrich Oct 05, 2007, 12:39pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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It was probably celebrating the RIAA $220,000 win against the mother they claimed illegally used downloaded music.* It just burst into flame out of happy-happy, joy-joy.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/14271878/detail.html
ATLANTA -- The new iPod Nano is hot. But one Douglasville man said his old Nano got even hotter -- hot enough to burst into flames.




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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=071004233021.itudt24b&..._article=1
In the first US trial to challenge the illegal downloading of music on the Internet, a single mother from Minnesota was ordered Thursday to pay 220,000 dollars for sharing 24 songs online....the first among more than 26,000 people sued by the world's most powerful recording companies to refuse a settlement after being slapped with a lawsuit by the Recording Industry of America and six major music labels.

She turned down an offer to pay a few thousands dollars in fines and instead took the case to court.

Unlike some who insist on the right to share files over the Internet, Thomas says she was wrongfully targeted by SafeNet, a contractor employed by the recording industry to patrol the Internet for copyrighted material. (I think she claimed her identity was stolen-ja)


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Adam Kolak Oct 05, 2007, 03:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: iPod Nano Sets Man's Pants On Fire--Lithium Battery
Was it a Sony battery?

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>> Re: iPod Nano Sets Man's Pants On Fire--Lithium Battery
Eh, they're cool. If I buy one and it blows up, I guess the joke's on me... but... I really have a hard time remotely considering those to be unsafe. Just my thinking.

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>> Re: iPod Nano Sets Man's Pants On Fire--Lithium Battery
LMAO @ pants on fire.

Also, I opened the video of that lady. And underneath it was thios advertisement:

"Refinance at 5.125% Fixed

Get $200,000 loan for $854/month. Calculate Your New Payment. Act Now!

Refinance.LoanOffer.com"

Hahahahahahahaha




FordGT90Concept Oct 05, 2007, 04:41pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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"Liar, liar, pants on fire."

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>> Re: iPod Nano Sets Man's Pants On Fire--Lithium Battery
What if he was filling his petrol tank when it happned? Bummer.

john albrich Oct 06, 2007, 01:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Stein said:
What if he was filling his petrol tank when it happned? Bummer.

What if he was flying at 35,000 ft when it happened?

Major bummer.

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A_Pickle Oct 06, 2007, 07:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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What if he was flying at 35,000 ft when it happened?

Major bummer.


He would probably put it out, and the plane would maybe make an emergency landing. Maybe the oxygen masks would come out, too. Maybe. Unless he happed to be pressing it against his seat window, I'm pretty sure... nothing would happen, apart from mild panic during the iPod's initial explosion... but then they would stop and chuckle about it.

B Oct 06, 2007, 09:39pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I don't believe it.

Sounds fake.

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I don't believe it.

Sounds fake.

Watch the video I posted in my last post, he shows his iPod that is exploded.

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B Oct 06, 2007, 10:12pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: iPod Nano Sets Man's Pants On Fire--Lithium Battery
I watched it. That guy was probably trying to get attention.

People are really stupid nowadays. They will do anything to get on T.V.

Kinda sad really. :/

A_Pickle Oct 06, 2007, 11:23pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: iPod Nano Sets Man's Pants On Fire--Lithium Battery
Jim Strickland, Douchebag, Channel 2 Action News:
"After we sent apple pictures of the ipod, they called back, refusing to say how common a problem this is. In fact, Apple is refusing to talk about this, period."


Hmm. Maybe because it isn't a common problem, you f@$#ing moron.

God.

DAMN. I hate people like that -- it's just like the bridge that collapsed a few weeks ago. Sad, yes, but does every damn bridge in America need an inspection? Apparently, after one random bridge kicks the bucket. Thanks, the media!

john albrich Oct 07, 2007, 12:35am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: iPod Nano Sets Man's Pants On Fire--Lithium Battery
Each lithium battery pack used in a small device such as an iPod or cell phone is supposed to have a protection circuit built in to it.

Cut-rate manufacturers in some parts of the world have at times been reported to either use a poor quality circuit or fail to include a functional circuit.

In addition, these protection circuits can fail.

Unprotected lithium cells, including relatively low capacity cells, can indeed heat to very high temps and explode violently, esp when shorted out.

Given the reported quality problems with laptop battery packs, something like this eventually appearing in another product was not unexpected.

Only an investigation and reporting will tell us whether or not this particular incident was staged.


BTW, I can easily use a charged cell-phone and some dry cloth or papter to start a fire. There is more than enough energy in the cell to do that.


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