Uh-oh (water)

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by thatonekid393, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. thatonekid393 macrumors member

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    Okay. Here's the situation.

    Last night I was re-applying my Invisible Shield (which looked terrible and disfigured going on, but looks fantastic when dried, which I didn't know). I was getting it to juuuuust how I wanted it, and after re-applying it for the 7th time I got it right. I left the skin to seal itself overnight.

    This morning I get up, turn on my Touch, and lo and behold, the screen is disfigured from water inside the machine. I guess using too much excess water applying the back of the Shield must have somehow gotten into the machine. Now, before you tell me it was a mistake turning it on so soon (and it was, I agree) I am very sure there is no component damage to the device; the sliders and icons are still perfectly touch-sensitive and everything works as it should. I am not going to turn it back on for a while, though, to avoid circuit damage. I have already checked, and the little white circle in the headphone jack has turned orange, so I guess warranty replacement is out of the question. I am here asking if this has happened to anyone and how long do I have to wait (or what should I do to clear the screen)?

    It is now sitting above my bedroom filter (cool air, don't worry) and I am anxiously hoping it dries. I've had this thing for under two weeks, so please respond, I'm extremely nervous :x

    ---Oh yeah, the shield looks fantastic.
     
  2. bamaworks macrumors 6502

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    I've applied two invisible shields to touches and I can't imagine how much water you used because I thought that I was a little too liberal with the excess moisture and I had no problem.

    Perhaps if it dries you won't have a problem, I'd lay it screen down to avoid any leeching though.
     
  3. thatonekid393 thread starter macrumors member

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    I had dirtied the I.S. and tried to clean it using a mixture of water and dishwashing soap. It didn't seem like much excess but I guess the four times I re-applied after soaking in that solution created an excess.

    I feel like such a fool :p
    Anyway, thanks, I'll try face-down unless someone objects to that....?
     
  4. bamaworks macrumors 6502

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    Well, unless there's something I don't know, it makes sense. I know I'd rather the water stay against the glass than make its way down to the main board :).
     
  5. thatonekid393 thread starter macrumors member

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    So when it dries out, will the screen look like it did before?
     
  6. thatonekid393 thread starter macrumors member

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    Update on the situation.....
    Still water marks on the screen :x can you guys look and see if this water damage will simply evaporate and leave the screen as good as new?

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    against a white background:
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    and sideways (it looks like if it evaporated it would all be fine)
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