Backlight and bars

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by axe-to-grind, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. axe-to-grind macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2008
    After a drop into water my iPod touch had apparently died. However a few days later i tried to turn it on and it became functional apart from the back light is not working and there are thin grey bars around the screen. Is there any way that either of these problems are easily remediable.

  2. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2009
    Why would you turn on your iPod Touch AFTER you dropped it into water?

    Drying off your iPod Touch, including the circuitry inside of your iPod Touch is crucial. You needed to (or still need to) put your iPod Touch in a ziploc bag of dried rice or silica gel to help siphon out the moisture.

    Chances are, the damage that has been to your iPod Touch is irreversible, but try the dried rice trick. It might save your iPod Touch.
  3. axe-to-grind thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2008
    I did dry it out for a few days after it got wet and it was then I turned it on.
    The damage is probably irremediable.
    Thanks anyway.

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