iPod touch. In water!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by theapplefreak, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. theapplefreak macrumors regular

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    Yeah...well I dropped my ipod touch in the toilet.
    DONT ASK WHY. lol
    But yeah. Is there anyway I can repair this? If i were to take it to the apple store, would they replace it?
    I know this is a stupid question cause I dont have warranty on it. It's the 1st generation model too.
    Does anyone know how to fix this?
    Thanks
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Let it sit and dry for a few days. Unfortunately, they have a liquid sensor in it, so the Apple Store will know if you take it there.
     
  3. theapplefreak thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah this actually happened like a week ago. did nothing to it, still doesnt work.
    So is that a problem if i take it to the apple store?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Not really a problem, but they won't fix it for free.
     
  5. theapplefreak thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh really? ugh. Damn it.
    Is it just beter to buy a new one?
    Do you know how much they will charge u?
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I have no idea how much they charge, but you can take it and find out. Then, you'll be able to decide which is cheaper.

    It will probably be cheaper just to buy a new one.
     
  7. theapplefreak thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. I'll probably go to the apple store.
     
  8. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    The warranty only covers manufacturing defects (in other words, faulty parts). As has been mentioned, there is a water sensor built into the iPod, so once someone at the Apple Store checks it (which is normally one of the first things they'll do), they'll say it isn't covered by warranty.

    I'd say it'd be cheaper to just buy a new iPod. Apple tends to charge about $250 just for screen replacements, so to fix all the damaged insides of the iPod will cost quite a bit.
     
  9. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    As previously stated, the new liquid sensor tabs will tell them it was in water.

    But why do you think Apple should fix it for free? I'm always amused at
    these surprised consumers who damage their products and shocked thats
    its THEIR responsibility.

    Corrosion internally is the problem. It may work for awhile after it drys out,
    but it'll start malfunctioning pretty soon. No way its cheaper to fix.

    Just buy a new one.
     
  10. theapplefreak thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I know its my fault and everything. I was just wondering and curious, cause this was the first time it has ever happened to me.
    I know they wouldn't fix it for free. Just asked of curiosity.
    Thanks anyways. :
     
  11. klayman676 macrumors newbie

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    Put it in rice, a bowl or bag of it and let it dry, the rice takes the moisture out of it. dont ask me how it works but it does. it should dry out completely as long a u didnt press any buttons or try and turn it on. :eek:
     

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