Is this corrosion / water damage? (pics included)

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by wordoflife, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. wordoflife macrumors 604

    wordoflife

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    The iPod wouldn't charge so I decided to open it up and saw what I believe is corrosion. Can anyone confirm? Also, if you notice, the screw on the right is brown so is that rust?

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    Sorry for the quality, I took it from my phone.


    Also, I kinda cracked the glass (digitizer?) whilst opening it. Is there any difference between the $15 on eBay or $75 on ifixit? Thanks...

    *edit*
    Ohh! If that is corrosion, whats the best way to clean it? Alcohol swabs?
     
  2. Willis macrumors 68020

    Willis

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    1) thats liquid damage
    2) was the liquid contact indicator in the headphone jack pink/red?
    3) you should have just gone to Apple
     
  3. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

    wordoflife

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    Thanks, just making sure :)
    1) I was thinking about that
    2) I believe so; its hard to tell
    3) Its out of warranty :cool:

    Anyways I kind of gave up on this whole project of cleaning up the corrosion because I accidentally applied pressure to the bare screen and it completely ruined it. :( That's too bad, I was really looking forward to it.

    Oh well, at least that wasn't my iPod but I was planning on giving it to someone who didn't have an iPod. (it was my friend's who gave it to me who got a new fourth gen anyways :D)
     
  4. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Yes that appears to be corrosion. You should just call this a lost cause and give up. t is not worth the hassle. Also, if you decide to clean off the corrosion, you should use isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol). But be careful, because I left a bottle of that near my bed after I was cleaning corrosion off of my MacBook logic board, and I drank it (whilst in my slumberous stupor), because I thought it was water... Boy, was I in for a rude awakening... That happened last night btw...
     

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