Help! iPod gets watered and now won't work! :(

Discussion in 'iPod' started by axiomission, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. axiomission macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2007
    So yea, short story short, my iPod touch recently got water into the headphone jack and now won't start up, even after waiting for 10+ hours of waiting to dry in a dry/warm area. What should I do? Is it a done deal? Or can something be done about it?
  2. axiomission thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2007
  3. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    There's nothing Apple will do about it. There's some things people suggest, like putting it into a plastic bag full of dry rice so it absorbs the moisture but it doesn't necessarily work every time, it depends on just how wet it got.

    If it happens to start working, though, Apple won't do anything if any other problems start. All iPods have water indicators inside (there's usually one in the headphone jack, and at least one other within the casing of the iPod itself that you can't see) which permanently turns from white to pink as soon as water touches it; when Apple sees this they'll just give you your iPod back because water damage isn't covered by warranty.
  4. axiomission thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2007
    Ugh. I was hoping that it wasn't like that. Thanks for giving me the tips though.

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