H E L P- Water Damage!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by becca0wnz, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. becca0wnz macrumors newbie

    becca0wnz

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    #1
    Ok so my 2nd gen 32gb itouch was in its silicone case when the screen got slightly wet with sea water near the main menu button. Once i realized it, the screen started to flicker and i immediately hit it with the a/c full blast to dry it off. It kept trying to come back to life. When i got home, i tried to charge it and the pc didnt even recognize the device. :(
    Although it seems to me that all hope is lost, i was reading some other threads that say to check inside the headphone jack and if i see orange, it has water damage. All i see it white, no orange or other colors. I bought this ipod brand new off of ebay a couple of months ago. Should i take the chance and go to the apple store to see if i qualify for a free replacement? :apple: (obviously im not going to tell them it got wet)

    If not, should i buy the kit to crack this thing open? Please help me! I'm so sad :confused:

    -Becky
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    You should let it dry out for a few days.

    Just because you didn't see the sensor change color, doesn't mean there is no evidence of water damage.
     
  3. Benny- macrumors regular

    Benny-

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    You could try the rice method which has supposedly worked for other water damaged iPhones and iPods.
    Fill a bowl with rice and place the iPod in the bowl so it is fully covered by the rice and leave it for 1-2 days. The rice should soak up the moisture.
    Alternatively you could place it in a sealed bag with some silica packs (those little white bags you find in shoe boxes or electronic boxes) this should also help absorb moisture.
    I have not tried any of the methods myself so i can't vouch for their effectiveness.
     
  4. becca0wnz thread starter macrumors newbie

    becca0wnz

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    I'm just scared because its salt water and the circuits are very sensitive to any kind of liquid. let alone extremely corrosive ones. I am going to try and put it in some dry brown rice to dry it out and it all else fails i will cry myself to sleep every night.
     

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