My ipod touch got wet!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by HelpMeee, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. HelpMeee macrumors newbie

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    There are automatic sinks at school and my ipod touch fell in one, the sink turned on and it took me a second to realize what happened, I dried it and it turns on and looks normal, but it just doesn't detect my touch anymore
    :( What do I do? I'm wondering if I can get it fixed and how much it's gooing to cost...
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

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    Put it in a resealable bag with uncooked rice, and leave it for a few days. The rice should absorb the moisture.
     
  3. liamkp macrumors 68020

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    If that doesn't work then there's probably no hope for it. Apple might be able to fix it for a cost.
     
  4. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    Kids these days and there technology.

    The rice is the way to go. Best of luck!
     
  5. celticpride678

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    Like others said, try to put it in a bowl of rice.

    Apple will replace it for $129.
     
  6. DolmenRage macrumors member

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    Don't forget to turn it off completely before doing this.
     
  7. liamkp macrumors 68020

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  8. hismikeness macrumors regular

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    I dropped mine in the toilet as it was refilling after flushing the day I was moving out of my house. Literally it was the last thing before walking out. Everything was packed, including rice.

    I knew enough not to try and turn it back on. I wedged it bottom first in to the airconditioner vent in my car and blasted it for a 3 hour ride. I let it sit for 2 days before I could move in to my new place.

    I finally tried to start it and it wouldn't turn on. As a last resort, I plugged it in to my computer and it fired up with the Apple logo and started charging. The weird thing was that it was about 75% when I dropped it.

    A couple of days later, the screen would get dim right in the middle of using it. See here. A few more days passed and I was about to give up, it started working.

    Good luck to you.
     
  9. liamkp macrumors 68020

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    I thought your username sounded familiar.
     

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