"itouch survival odds"

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by cake57, May 17, 2008.

  1. cake57 macrumors newbie

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    Anyone have an itouch still work after being submerged in water while powered on?
     
  2. cwheatley macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    What's an itouch?
     
  3. aethelbert macrumors 601

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  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yea like you dont know what he means:rolleyes:
     
  5. cake57 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Maybe a couple of minutes
     
  6. cake57 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually I was listening while in a pool (pod was in a container), and immediately removed it when it stopped playing.
     
  7. efedor macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your constructive and informative advice!

    To the OP:

    Let it dry for a couple of days, preferably with the bottom port pointing up as to allow the vapour to move out of the iPod. Or you could put it in a bowl of rice, which will draw the water out.

    Don't rush to conclusions, and definitely don't listen to efedor yet.
     
  9. Luis macrumors 65816

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    Have hope! My dad's iphone survived being submerged in under a meter of water for 1+ min. The thing I suggest is to get a de-humidifier and run it at full blast in a small room with the ipod in it. Worked for me.
     
  10. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Let it dry out for a few days, don't touch it or try to turn it on for at least 3 days, probably 5. The dehumidifier idea is a good one, too. There will probably be some parts that don't work (possibly wifi or accelerometer), but the device may recover to a partially working condition.
     
  11. davidy macrumors 6502

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    I've had success reviving a dead cell phone that was soaked by putting it in an oven with only the pilot light heating it for 1 hour, then using a hair drier on low temp about a foot away for about another hour. After that, letting it sit for a day in the sun (it was last summer) and it started working again like normal.
     
  12. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    even hough his idea seemed to work apple specificaly say "do not try to blow dry you ipod if submerged in water" personaly i would try the dehumidifier(sp?) or simply letting it dry out
     
  13. David G. macrumors 65816

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    I may be a little late in replying to this thread but if anyone pulls it up again put it in a Tupperware like container with dry white rice. I have once fixed my cell phone with this method.
     
  14. kleo macrumors regular

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    i have a fat nano that fell into a drinking glass full of water that still works. I turned it right off and let it dry out for a few days and it works as good as new. Maybe i got lucky but i dont see why a Touch wouldnt perform as well under a similar situation.
     
  15. dagored macrumors 65816

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    After it dries out for a few days it could possibly work, but in a few months, I think the pool water and chemicals will start corroding the parts inside. However, you have nothing to lose at this point.
     

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