Water Damaged iPod Classic

Discussion in 'iPod' started by PussycatTrash, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi....

    Apologies if this is a duplicate of a previous post but I'm new to the site.

    I was just wondering if anyone can help, my 6th Gen iPod Classic recently went for a swim whilst at Download Festival and for the last two weeks has not been switching on however I have tried charging it to day on the off chance some miracle might happen....and have found that whilst plugged in it will actually switch on and work perfectly, however as soon as the charger is disconnected it goes dead again....just wondering if anyone thinks this is something that could be repaired or should I just give up and buy a new one?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
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    charlieegan3

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    sounds like there might be hope, I assume you have given it a really good dry out? It sounds as if the battery has broken, or just disconnected. I might try for a repair.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    I'm not exactly sure what the problem is, but it sounds like it isn't able to hold a charge. I had a couple of water damaged iPods. What is best is to leaver them submerged in a big bowl of dry rice. This tends to seep up the water and dry the iPod. In those two occasions I was successful but I had to leave them in the rice for approximately 3 days. Not sure if it will help, but its worth giving a go especially since it could save you having to splash out on a new one... :)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Yeah, it's been in the airing cupboard for the last two weeks so I can't see how it can still be wet, but I might give the rice thing a try too.

    If I try to get it repaired is there anywhere reliable you could recommend I send it to, I dont think there are any repair places near me to take it into.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Well it's a bit hard since we don't know where you live. If you tell us the states or UK, then maybe we could help... lol
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry, yes that would help.....I'm in the UK.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Thanks :)

    here, check out this site... They may be able to help for a decent price.

    http://www.appleipodrepair.co.uk/

    I'd recommend you give them a call in the morning or alternatively, fill out a online form...
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your help.
     
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    Night Spring

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    If you can get to an Apple Store, make a genius appointment and take it in. Be honest about what happened and ask if it can be repaired. If you get lucky they'll let you buy a new classic for considerable discount. In our case it was for the cost of ya battery replacement.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! I assume it would have to be an Apple store and not an independent Apple reseller like KRCS?
     
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    Night Spring

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    Yea, Aople store geniuses have more discretion in what options they can offer customers.
     

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