Broken ipod touch - Can it be fixed?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by titan01, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. titan01 macrumors newbie

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    Can an ipod Touch with water spilled on it be fixed? I saw someone selling it. Wondering if I should buy it and fix it if possible?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Ask the seller some questions about it. Does it even turn on? How much are they selling it for? What are your electronics skills like?
     
  3. OrangeDog macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't buy it. You'd never know if the water was doing long term corrosion damage inside.
     
  4. titan01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    do you think I could bring it to the Apple store or send it in to get it fixed? I assume it probably doesn't turn on. I think they are selling it for less than 30$. I think its a 16gb or a 8gb
     
  5. OrangeDog macrumors 6502

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    I would say that it would cost more to get it repaired than it would cost to buy a refurb at the Apple store.

    They're not selling it for $30 for no reason.
     
  6. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Apple won't repair it for free, no way. There's at least one water damage indicator (in the headphone jack) that turns pink when water touches it; no doubt there's more inside too. They'll know straight away and just send it back. And paying for a repair would be costly, you'd be better off just buying a brand new one.

    Stay away from it.
     
  7. titan01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    why are people on ebay buying all these broken phones that don't turn on?
     
  8. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Some people know how to fix it themselves, or for parts.
     
  9. titan01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    do you know if apple employees get free repairs?
     

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