Ipod touch got wet, what to do?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by unlamo14, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. unlamo14 macrumors newbie

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    So this is what happened. my touch got a LITTTLE itty bit wet. and i guess...it went right into the charger thingie. because after it got wet it started to crackle. YES. i said crackle. kinda like a weird staticky-fire kinda noise. And it got really hot at the bottom 1/4 of the touch. and...it smelled like burnt plastic. while the rest stayed cool. I heard something about seeing red when you look down the headphone jack..so i did that, and yes i saw red.

    my question is, is it fried? can i do anything about it? if i try to return it under the apple 1 year warranty will they know it was actually my fault and not even do anything about it?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. biikman macrumors regular

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    first, do not turn it on. Put it in a bag with uncooked rice for at least 2 days before plugging it to remove any moisture inside it. Apple will check the moisture indicator and will most likely reject a warranty replacement since it it red and indicates water exposure.
     
  3. big-blue-wolf macrumors regular

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    Apple will check the water indicator and if it is red will reject any warranty claim.

    Don't turn it on and put it in a warm place (an airing cupboard or the like) for a few days to see if it will dry out.
     
  4. unlamo14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    another thing, whenti was crackling i realized later taht the funny smell was...burning plastic. so im guessing its as fried as a french fry.
     
  5. ercanbas macrumors regular

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    You got it wet? I would dim the lights to maintain the mood. Start off with a massage and work your way towards the wet spot. Then when you hit the right button I promise you it will turn on and when it turns on, slide your finger and see what happens. Endless possibilities...mmmm
     
  6. franzmueller macrumors regular

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    You fried out your battery .

    Next time it happens to you : DO NOT TURN YOUR IPOD ON . leave it several days in a warm place until it´s dry.

    If your are lucky , you´ll need a new battery , if not , probably some other wires are burned too

    Sorry...

    PS: Same with phones or other electronics if they get wet
     

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