Possible mineral oil form Ipod??

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Carolinabuckeye, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Carolinabuckeye macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2011
    I have an incipio "pillow" cover my ipod.

    One day I noticed my screen getting a little greasy so I took the cover off and there was what looked like oil or some kind of leakage from the ipod. It was on the back of the ipod and on the inside of the cover itself.

    It's clear and kind of thick-like (sorry for lack of a better description)...its not water. Would it be possible that the heat from my hand and the ipod running cause some sort of sweating?

    I did use the Ipod without the cover for a while and it never happened so I know the Ipod isn't leaking. But I am clumsy and don't like my Ipod being naked.

    Thanks in advance
  2. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2011
    Is your water sensor tripped?
  3. Carolinabuckeye thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2011
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
  5. marcusj0015 macrumors 65816

    Aug 29, 2011
    ^^^ It couldn't be battery acid at all could it?
  6. Carolinabuckeye thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2011
    I wasn't stating that what it was, I was just asking. I also was wondering if the heat form the Ipod could cause sweating within the case, causing some kind of condensation.

    Apple told me the Ipod has a lithium battery that ran on electricity, therefore it can't actually "leak."

    I've called Apple and Incipio, but both seemed very puzzled at my question. I really don't think the Ipod itself is the cause I guess. I was more looking for if this condensation type oil could be potentially hazardous.
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    U tried a little taste? I know it sounds stupid but u can tell a lot ;)
  8. Holly999999 macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2011
    This happened to me today. It was a brown oil between the cover and the iPod back. My iPod briefly stopped working too. It froze up and wouldn't turn off.
  9. ChicagoMac macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2002
    Battle Creek, MI
    I have a similar cover for my 3rd generation ipod touch. I've noticed the same issue when the weather is warm. It seems to me that the case is causing the oily substance, almost like it is breaking down from the heat. Or perhaps the oils from your fingers are getting trapped in the edge of the case?

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