iPod Classic water behind screen?

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  1. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

    KUguardgrl13

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    Tonight was the first time in a few weeks that I've taken my iPod Classic out of the pocket in my backpack where it lives when it's not in my iHome. I was taking it out to sync some music and noticed a spot behind the plastic in the screen. Is it water? A spot in the LCD? It was in an outside pocket of my so either is possible. I've had it since 2007 with no issues. The battery was dead but it's syncing with my MacBook Pro just fine now.
     

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  2. Infinus.gold macrumors regular

    Infinus.gold

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    Looks like a LCD screen damage.
    something has pressed very hard on screen and that is a damage.
    Press at same black spot and can you black sport spreading...
    change LCD...
     
  3. KUguardgrl13 thread starter macrumors 68020

    KUguardgrl13

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    Dang. I'm not super technical, so I guess I'll live with it. Might be time to get a backup before they disappear...
     
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    Infinus.gold

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    This is not big problem.
    You visit this link
    http://www.ifixit.com/Store/iPod

    and select your damaged part and replace it.
    or if your iPOD is in warranty Apple can do it (they might charge you).
     
  5. KUguardgrl13 thread starter macrumors 68020

    KUguardgrl13

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    Thanks for the link. It's definitely out of warranty though. Christmas 2006.
     
  6. Richdmoore macrumors 65816

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    If you are going to open it up to fix it, you may want to consider putting in a new battery as well while you have it open.
     
  7. KUguardgrl13 thread starter macrumors 68020

    KUguardgrl13

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    Yeah I looked at the iFixit guide, and opening up the Classic looks to be a challenge. I've opened my unibody MacBook Pro before, but that's easy compared to this.

    We have a shop in town that works on iPhones, but they're not Apple Certified. Maybe they can do it though. I also have techie friends who could probably do it.
     

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