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64 Chapter 7 Safety and Cleaning
Avoid hearing damage Set your iPod volume to a safe level. If you experience ringing in
your ears, reduce the volume or discontinue use of your iPod. For
information on how to set a maximum volume limit on iPod, see
“Setting the Maximum Volume Limit” on page 27.
Warning: Permanent hearing loss may occur if earbuds or
headphones are used at high volume. You can adapt over time
to a higher volume of sound that may sound normal but can be
damaging to your hearing. If you experience ringing in your ears or
muffled speech, stop listening and have your hearing checked.
The louder the volume, the less time is required before your
hearing could be affected. Hearing experts suggest that to
protect your hearing:
Â Limit the amount of time you use earbuds or headphones at
Â Avoid turning up the volume to block out noisy surroundings.
Â Turn the volume down if you can't hear people speaking
Use connectors and ports
Never force a connector into a port. If the connector and port do
not join with reasonable ease, they probably don’t match. Make
sure that the connector matches the port and that you have
positioned the connector correctly in relation to the port.
Reduce the chance of shock
Keep your iPod away from sources of liquids, such as rain, drinks, or
washbasins. Take care not to spill any food or liquid on your iPod. In
case of a spill, unplug your iPod before cleaning up. After a spill,
you might need to send your equipment to an authorized service
Warning: Do not use your iPod in or near water or wet locations.
Repair your iPod For service, see “Learning More, Service, and Support” on page 65.
Warning: Do not make repairs yourself. Do not attempt to
open your iPod, disassemble it, or remove the battery. You run
the risk of electric shock and voiding the limited warranty. No
user-serviceable parts are inside.
Keep the outside of your iPod
Make sure your iPod is unplugged. Use a damp, soft, lint-free cloth.
Avoid getting moisture in openings. Don’t use aerosol sprays,
solvents, alcohol, or abrasives.
Keep your iPod within
Operate your iPod in a place where the temperature is always
between 0º and 35º C (32º to 95º F). iPod play time might
temporarily shorten in low-temperature conditions.
Store your iPod in a place where the temperature is always
between –20º and 45º C (–4º to 113º F). Don’t leave iPod in your
car, because temperatures in parked cars can exceed this range.
Note: When you’re using your iPod or charging the battery,
it is normal for the bottom of the case to get warm. The bottom
of the iPod case functions as a cooling surface that transfers heat
from inside the unit to the cooler air outside.
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