4G iPod Click Wheel and liquids... do they mix.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Bobcat37, Aug 26, 2004.

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    I've already tried asking this question once before over here, but I didn't get a definite answer. (and the topic has already vanished onto the second page, these forums are so busy!)

    So I decided that I'll try this one more time with a more descriptive topic title. The question is:

    It seems to me that between the click-wheel and the actual iPod (the solid white part), there is a small gap where liquids could infiltrate (unlike the 3G iPod which was totally sealed around the touch-sensitive wheel and buttons)

    Can anyone confirm if this could be a problem? For example, if my hand was wet, could I safely use the Click-Wheel???

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
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    Well, I can't confirm this because there's NO WAY I would ever try it on my 4G iPod. ;)

    But I see what you mean, there does appear to be a very slight gap between the click wheel and the rest of the encasing, but it's hard to say. So I would recommend that you just make sure your hands are dry and that you don't have your iPod out in the elements if you can avoid it.
     
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    yoda13

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    Yeah, I would not expose it to liquids. The wheel on the mini is similar and I don't recommend it.
     
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    As a general rule, I don't touch trackpads with anything but dry hands.

    I sprayed my old Vaio's trackpad with JUST A TINY BIT of Lysol. Bad idea ... the touchpad lost much of its sensitivity after that. You could still use it, but you had to press down really hard. I don't know what the Lysol did per se, but it was obviously not good.

    If you're concerned about moisture in general, get a case. I don't have an iPod so I can't recommend anything, but I'm sure quite a few here would be able to help you pick a case. :)
     
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    C-Mezak

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    Hopefully someone will come out with a skin for the new iPod. RadTech made a great one for the 3g, and Im sure it will be possible to come up with a form-fitting solution for the 4g. Even if it isnt water proof, a layer or fabric/neoprene/whatever would be a plus.

    Charlie
     
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    I should add that the title of this thread disturbed me. I pictured someone going out for a swim ... and taking his new 4G with him. :)
     
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    Yes, I can vouch that Lysol is not good for computers. About a year and a half ago, before I got my current laptop, I was using my iBook right after I had used some Lysol and gotten some on my sleeve near my palm. Well, it got on the palmrest of the computer and proceeded to eat a nice large hole into the palm rest. Fortunately, I realized what it was doing before it got all the way through and was able to wipe it off. But that compupter still has that eaten away area in the right palm rest :eek:
     
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    Ah much better responses this time, lol... I think the title helped.

    If I get a 4G iPod I'll definitely be careful not to operate it with wet hands. And I'll make sure to never clean it with lysol, lol!

    Also, I guess I won't be wearing it while doing laps in the pool, aw shucks ;)

    Thanks for the replies.
     

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