iPod went through the washer

Discussion in 'iPod' started by w00tmaster, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2004
    and now I have a broken iPod photo 30gig. I bought it in April, AND I bought Applecare for it, do you think Apple will help me fix it? I certainly hope so...
  2. Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    No, I don't think Applecare covers misadventure... one look at it and they'll probably know that the damage has been caused by the user.

    Honestly, for the life of me, I simply cannot understand how something as hefty, sizable and expensive as a full-sized iPod can get into the wash.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    crap freakboy

    Jul 17, 2002
    nar in Gainsborough, me duck
    I'd let it dry out and send it back saying 'it just stopped working!'.
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2004
    Heh, actually it's hard to tell, there is no condensation on the screen(I can get it to boot up, but then it makes some funny noises and gives me a sad iPod)
  5. macrumors 68000


    May 4, 2005
    New York
    The added protection plan is called AppleCare, not AppleCarelessness. Such acts are clearly not covered under it, but good luck as you give it your best shot.
  6. Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Well, in that case, it's up to your own conscience. ;)

    Tell me though. How did it get into the wash?
  7. macrumors 68000


    May 4, 2005
    New York
    Maybe it got tired of songs with dirty lyrics and decided it needed to cleanse itself and begin anew.
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2004
    Way too many pockets and a person who is very eager just to get as much stuff into the machine as possible....
  9. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    Whakatane, New Zealand
    After running my cellphone through once, I now always check pockets before putting stuff in the wash :rolleyes:

    Fortunately I realised my phone was missing pretty quickly, and rescued it before it got all soapy. It still worked fine after drying out :)
  10. macrumors 68030


    Jun 26, 2005
    Sad iPod icon?

    Just claim you think it's a failed hard drive, which it probably is.

    If there's no large dents on the iPod, and it's all dried out, who's to say Apple will know?
  11. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia

    If they open it up they'd be able to see the remnants of water and detergents (mainly the latter).

    In other news, I don't condone dishonesty. :cool:
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2005
    At the Airport. UK
    do tell the truth. it will just come back and hit you in the face otherwise.

    plus, its an excuse to go get a video iPod!

    ask apple, they can point you in the right direction... but dont get your hopes uo because the warranty covers workmanship only, not domestic accidents.........unfortunately.
  13. macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C

    they will know they can tell! :eek: but ya if u can try that but apple will still likly see watre damage
  14. macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2005
    well... I dropped the strong magnet stand thingy that comes with the iSight accidentally into my PB 12" and my hard drive stopped working. I sent it to them saying that my hard drive stopped working.. they fixed it for me free of charge. I didn't have apple care, but I had my 1 year warranty. :cool:
  15. Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    I'd be excited to have an excuse to buy a new one.

    Yes, sick, so what?
  16. macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2005
    I've had something similar with a nokia cellphone. The nokia guys could see that the item went through the washer (or at least was completely soaked). They could repair the phone for about $200.
    A local electronics shop however could fix it for about $20. If apple doesn't want to repair the iPod, you might try such a service.
  17. macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005

    Ooo yes! new iPod time!

    Check with your house insurance. it may be covered...

    Apple care is NOT an insurance policy. Apple doesn't have the right certifications to sell it as such.

    Fraud = higher cost to apple -> higer product cost -> people complaining about "Why is apple so expensive?!?" -> sell less -> profits go down -> Apple folds -> KT is out of a CFO JOB!
  18. macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2007

    ok ok so lets say you accedently put your ipod in the wash. I heard that if you email some one they'll send you a new one? does anyone know if thats true? and how you do it? and who to email??

    p.s. Its a green 4g nano:(
  19. macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2007
    I have heard of this case in Motorola V3 and there was a way to dry it and fix it. I am not sure where I saw it, but here is a great tech support site that will help you deal with this problem. They also have free live chat support.

    Here is the page for Ipod Support

    Good luck

  20. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2005
    take it to the applestore and just say this:

    "My iPod stopped working. In case you were wondering, I didn't drop it. I just bought it too, and I have Applecare. Can you fix or replace it?"

    I assure you they will replace it.
  21. weg
    macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2004
    One of my friends had a Sony Ericcson that turned itself off now and then with no obvious reason (it was brand new). When she sent it in, the company claimed that it was water damage and that they wouldn't cover it.

    So much for dishonesty.. I'd say send it to Apple and tell them it stopped working (hey, that's not even a lie).
  22. macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2007

    yeah see i would... but about a week ago before this incedent my stupid friend droped my ipod and scraped it against the sidewalk, thankfully though it still worked just looked crappy. So now since it wen't through the wash the screen is flooded with water and even if it dried then the scratches pritty much would give them an idea that it didn't just stop working :(
  23. macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2007
  24. macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    He's yanking your chain.

    OF COURSE there is no place you can email to get a free iPod when you destroy it yourself.

    Suck it up -- You damaged it, your warranty is void. Buy a new one.

    (PS thank you for stopping posting in bold italic. Standard type is much easier to read.)

    Winstonp: I hope you are comfortable with the idea of lying and defrauding to get ahead in life. I certainly am not.

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