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Old Mar 20, 2013, 10:16 PM   #1
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Dropped my iPod Touch in the water.

I have a 4th generation 8GB iPod Touch that I got new in Christmas of 2011. Just today, I dropped it in water and since I wasn't too close to home I couldn't put it in rice too quickly. The device still works, but the speaker doesn't and the headphone jack probably is toast as well. The bottom half of the device was what was submerged. It was submerged for about 20 seconds while I looked for it after it flew out of my pocket while I was on a bike ride.

It's sitting in a bowl of rice right now.

What my question is is if the speaker and headphone port still don't work (The home button and dock connector do work still) can I still take it to Apple and have it replaced for free of charge, or would they not do it? It is more than a year old as of Christmas of 2012.
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Old Mar 20, 2013, 10:54 PM   #2
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If it's over a year old it's out of warranty. And even if it had warranty, Apple does not cover for accidental damage (ie: water damage).

As for replacement cost, it would be $99 plus tax.
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Sitting it in a bowl of rice is worthless if it isn't airtight...
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Actually, you know what? This thread is kind of useless. My iPod works completely. Just a nasty dent in the bottom, that's all.
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Actually, you know what? This thread is kind of useless. My iPod works completely. Just a nasty dent in the bottom, that's all.
That's good to hear!
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Actually, you know what? This thread is kind of useless. My iPod works completely. Just a nasty dent in the bottom, that's all.
Post a picture of the dent?
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It may be ok right now, but may have problems down the road due to corrosion.

I would keep it in a zip lock bag of rice for a few days.

Like XboxMySocks said, a bowl is useless... It's not airtight.
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It may be ok right now, but may have problems down the road due to corrosion.

I would keep it in a zip lock bag of rice for a few days.

Like XboxMySocks said, a bowl is useless... It's not airtight.
To be completely honest, I'd rather just let it die, the battery sucks now anyways. It'd give me an excuse to get a new one.
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Ouch, does the power cable still insert?
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Ouch, does the power cable still insert?
Oddly, yes. And it still functions properly too.
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