ipod died after getting water on it.

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  1. becstar43 macrumors newbie

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    ok so i turned on the water in the bath for like a second and then my ipod dropped in
    of course i freaked out and grabbed it then tried to dry it best as i could and left it in the towel
    im perty sure it was still on when i left it :mad:
    am i completely screwed or in there some way to fix it?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Let it dry for a few days, then try using it.

    If it doesn't work, there is nothing you can do.
     
  3. JASApplications macrumors 65816

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    Try the 'rice' method. Worked for me and it seems to have done for other people as well.
     
  4. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    +1 to this....the rice does an excellent job of absorbing the moisture.

    Sorry about your phone...good luck.
     
  5. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

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    Uncooked rice. Big ziplock. Few days of hoping. Then try it.
     
  6. eNcrypTioN macrumors 6502

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    What he said. I've done this a couple times and have had good results.
     
  7. sharpycl macrumors 6502

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    agree'd with all the posts above. Uncooked rice in a ziplock bag is the best trick for absorbing moisture IMO. Just forget about the iPod for a few days (don't turn it on) and it should be working again.

    Good Luck :)
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Yeah, this is really your only chance. Good luck, OP. Terrible way to start the new year.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    An even better alternative to the rice option is to use the gel pack silica desiccant that can be found in certain kitty litters, and of course, those small white packets found packaged with most electronic devices.

    Place the phone in a very sheer nylon sock to keep the individual pieces of the desiccant out of the openings and place the phone in an airtight container in among the desiccant. It really does work a lot more frequently than you might expect!
    Good Luck!
     
  11. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    Was it an iPod 4g with the cameras? Were you recording video when it fell in? If yes it would be cool to post the video of first person when your phone dropped in the water.
     
  12. Krandor macrumors 6502

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    Actually, they die when they are turned on while wet. The "let me turn it on quick and see if it works" routine is what normally kills them.
     
  13. Jumpman2033 macrumors regular

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    After you let it dry for a few days make sure it is charged. A few years back my iPod nano went through the wash and "died." I let it dry for a few days and it still wouldn't come on and thought all was lost, but turned out that i just had to charge it. It still works flawlessly today.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly.
    First thing you should do is turn it off and then let it dry.
    But sounds like the damage is done now.
     
  15. becstar43 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just an update:
    i put it in a zip-lock bag with rice and took it out and charged it and its working! thanks so much guys

    BUT

    the screen is really really dark and there is no wi-fi...anyone know how to fix it?
     
  16. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    There is probably no fix.
     
  17. johndallas999 macrumors 6502a

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    Same thing with my iPhone. After drying out, the backlighting for the screen was out. Bought a new LCD off ebay for about 20 bucks and it was good to go.
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You will have to replace the damaged components.
    No software or rice will fix those issues.
     

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