Got Salsa in my iPod touch 4th gen. Help?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by CJA13, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. CJA13 macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2012
    I dropped my iPod and was planning to replace the broken screen. The I had my iPod in my lunch box and a container of salsa opened and soaked everything. It still works but it glitches an the speakers don't work. What should I do?
  2. wingsabr macrumors 6502


    Dec 13, 2008
  3. CJA13 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2012
  4. XxpikachuxX macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2009
    lol chips ;p
    it's really hard to say because you can't rinse it lol maybe use some babywipes and q-tips and turn it off and clean it very well on the holes and speakers, and let it dry 2-3 days, when your device gets wet its always recomendes that you turn it off and let it dry in a bag with rice or something that absorbs liquid:apple:
  5. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    Back up To iCloud and get a new iPod, because the new ones are amazing. When you get it , restore from the cloud, sync it, and everything will be exactly how you left it (even tabs open in safari, I know from many experiences)
  6. stiligFox macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2009
    Since you are going to open it anyway, I would go ahead and open it, and use a dry/very lightly damp cotton cloth to remove the moisture from the internal components. I would then leave it open for a while in a dry place, preferably away from a dusty area, and then a few days later, test to see if it works, and if it does, replace the screen.
  7. 7thson, Sep 20, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2012

    7thson macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2012
    Six Rivers, CA
    The vinegar in the salsa, in addition to the already acidic nature of tomatoes, is gonna compound your problem. The acid will corrode any circuitry that it comes in contact with that isn't insulated, and even then could damage it. Do what you can, but I feel like I need to tell you your iPod may not be long for this life. I suggest you make arrangements for that situation, should it arrive. My condolences go out to you.
  8. Barukuri macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2012
    Yeah, this aint gonna end well for your iPod, backup as quickly as possible

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