My Ipod Touch is water damaged

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Farhan360, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Farhan360 macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2012
    My Ipod Touch 2G fell into water while I was washing my hands. It was completely submerged and stayed for a few seconds until I pulled it out. I immedietly dried it but the screen flickered and went black. I then put it on charge and after a few seconds the screen went completely white but you can see water droplets inside the screen. I tried the home button but it didn't work. it soon ran out of charge. Now the screen is black and you can see water inside the screen. I don't know how to fix it if I even can. Plz help.
  2. mad cow disease macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2005
    How did you "dry" it - by wiping it dry, or leaving it into a jar of rice/drying it out completely (leaving it alone for ~1 wk or so)? I'm guessing not the latter. I did manage to salvage an iPod Nano 2G that went through the wash by leaving it in direct sunlight for 4-5 days so it would completely dry out. Everything worked just fine afterward, amazingly.

    Water likely had enough time to penetrate the seams in the time it was submerged, given the fact you're seeing water on the inside of the screen. By charging it and trying to turn it on so soon after the moisture has worked its way inside, you probably shorted out the internals/screen/etc.

    It's a brick, IMHO.
  3. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2011
    New England
    Umm congrats for killing your iPod touch.. you just did a perfect example of what "not-to-do"

    Turn off iPod touch as soon as you can..
    Leave in bag of white rice for 1-2 weeks
    plug it in and pray to god it works..

    Well buddy.. The logic board is probably short circuited.. hope you have $200 for a new one.
  4. iAppleseed macrumors regular

    May 11, 2011
    Happened to me on my 3GS. Flickered and exactly as you said. Sa I left it to dry for a day and it actually booted up again. Except the quad band is dead. Had to replace it. But so far so good.
  5. keith4594 macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2010
    just wait a while and put it in a warm dry place
  6. Farhan360 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2012
    What do I do now

    By now I figured out that I did everything I wasn't supposed to and that was stupid of me, but can anyone tell me how to fix it now, maybe open it and dry it or something else that works
  7. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

    Mar 18, 2010
    The logic board is fried. You shorted it out. You can't fix it without replacing the logic board. It would cost the same to just buy another iPod.
  8. Farhan360 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2012
    From what I heard from you guys my hopes were very low so as a final effort I put my iPod on charge after thoroughly drying it. The apple sign soon appeared followed by the regular charging sign, I did some poking around and found out my battery is fried, so I am going to put in a new one. But in the process of "poking around" I broke my front cover and am replacing that too.
  9. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    It would probably be cheaper to just buy new one.
  10. Lucas Godfrey macrumors 6502

    Lucas Godfrey

    Jul 12, 2010
    Somewhere between Here and There
    so you got your ipod wet, plugged it in, shorted the battery, broke the front cover and lost the home button?



    maybe tech isn't for you. like at all.
  11. xacrosstime macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2012
    This happened to my iPhone a couple weeks ago. I'm not even sure how it happened. Honestly, you're best bet is to just buy a new one...
  12. Orange Furball macrumors 65816

    Orange Furball

    May 18, 2012
    Scranton, PA, USA
    One of the best ways to learn is to poke around. That is how I learn about almost everything. You look around and try to fox something. At least he figured it out. Good luck OP.

    I know everything I know about fixing computers from picking up a cheap one and taking it apart and putting it back together a few times. Same thing with iPhones. TVs. Tablets. Xboxes. Etc.
  13. ShaleBeach, Jul 23, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2012

    ShaleBeach macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2012
    There is a HUGE possibility that it is done for, but I know thats what you do not want to hear right now.

    You said that
    well something has to be working to make the screen, so the logic board might not be destroyed

    Instead, do this:
    put it in a bowl/bag of rice or
    set it out in a place where air ventilates (anywhere but a drawer, for example)

    leave it like this for as long as possible.

    because the screen blacked out/white screen, plan to buy a new one, so you wont be too disappointed if it still doesn't work.

    If you have bought a new ipod, make sure to plug it in (and hope for the best) before you are unable to return the bought iPod (it case it works). But this should at least be a couple of months?? if not familiar with the warranty..

    Finally, If you do want to tinker with it, which I love to do, (its fascinating inside) I found great use of, I'm not advertising, its just that their instructions are great. Just be VERY careful, and a small flathead screwdriver in the right place (next to or even at the metal clips holding on the screen) works way batter than the "ipod touch opening tool".
  14. Ipodboss7 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2012
    It's an iPod touch 2g.
    It's sooooooo old! But a new one!
  15. babyace macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2012
    thanks so much for the info above. My iphone got serious water in it when i dropped it in my bath last month…it looked really bad news. This article helped me get it sorted and dried out. Thanks a million! It works fine agian now!
  16. Ipodboss7 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2012
    Your welcome.. ;)

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