No Wifi

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by mrtekkid, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. mrtekkid macrumors regular

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    Hey,

    Recently I accidentally dropped my iPod touch 2g in water when I slipped on some ice. I didnt realize that it had water in it and continued to use it. It looked like on the the outside screen got wet since I had managed to catch it somewhat.

    Anyhow, it worked fine for a few hours after the fact and then stopped. It was then I started to troubleshoot the fact that it was dropped in water. I couldn't get it to boot past the Apple logo so I let it sit for a few days and let it dry out.

    When I picked it back up and turned it on, miraculously it turned on fine, and everything worked! Except for the Wifi. It now displays no WiFi. :(

    Unfortunately the strip in the earphone jack is also the feared half white and half red color. My question is, since it works fine other than the Wifi, could I get the Apple store to replace it for me since I only got it like 3 months ago?


    I know that the strip being red voids the warranty, but I am debating if it working could just be sold out as a Wifi card failing. Again, everything else runs fine. Would they be tempted to check that strip if everything else works? If not, I'm wondering if I could get that fixed by sending it out to a shop and get the Wifi card fixed. If so, what shop do you recommend?

    It kinda voids the fact of having a iPOd if you don't have any Wifi, as most of my applications would no longer work anymore, which would severely bite. No more iVote? :eek:

    Thanks for your help in advance and have a safe New Year everyone!
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    They always check for water damage no matter what the problem is. You won't be able to circumvent that by just saying that the wifi failed.
     
  3. KrazyKuul macrumors regular

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    what do you mean half white half red?

    the sensor on the top left of the ipod turns white and red?? I WANNA SEE

    sorry, cant help you there, just send it in to apple.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    OP means pink ;)
     
  5. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    well, this would be a bad idea, but try coloring the patch on the jack white .thne, take it in for failed wifi.
     
  6. KrazyKuul macrumors regular

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    i saw a pic of this, nvr mind, i just wasnt sure what exactly he was talking about. never knew about the sensor before hand.
     
  7. mrtekkid thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's kinda lame how easily that strip changes too... humidity can do it... or a drop of rain .... oh well... bought a new one.... selling my old 30 gig ipod video on ebay
     

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