Water Damage / Argos Warranty

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by beckmo, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. beckmo macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2010
    I've just posted this on another forum and nobody will help me, so here goes. :)

    So I've had my iPod Touch (2nd Gen) for nearly 6 months now, and on Sunday, I went to the Download Festival. I decided to keep it in my rugsack instead of leaving it in the car simply because I didn't want it to get stolen.
    Then, it rained.
    My iPod was inside my bag, and got wet through my bag. But I didn't notice that my iPod was damaged until I got in the car, which was about 5 or 6 hours later. The screen had all watermarks inside, and when I was listening to it to see if it worked okay, the volume kept automatically gradually turning off.
    When I got home, I put it in a bag of rice and in my airing cupboard for 2 days. The volumes fixed, I think. But the screen is still covered in water marks and the battery has drained. Everything else works fine, but the screen is really distracting, so I'm hoping I can get it fixed.
    I know that Apple doesn't cover water damage, but the water sensor didn't trigger because my headphones were inside at the time it was damaged, so I'm thinking, maybe I have a chance?
    I also have a warranty with Argos for a year, so I'm hoping to take a chance with that too for a repair or maybe a replacement one?

    Any advice on this please?
  2. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I thought the water sensor was in the 32-pin socket.

    Water damage is pretty obvious, even if the water sensor doesn't go off. You can attempt to get it repaired on the Argos warranty, but at some point it'll get flagged up as user damage and not covered.
  3. beckmo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2010
    Nope, thats for the iPhone. The sensors in the headphone jack socket for the iPod touch.
    The water damage is mainly only obvious on the screen, but I'm not sure if there's a way I can open my iPod to dry the screen? That way I might not even have to take it in at all.
    If I did take it in to Argos, it said online that if they can't repair it, then they'll replace it, and if they can't replace it, I can get a refund.
  4. liamkp macrumors 68020


    May 29, 2010
    If the ipod touch gets wet, then the inside of the headphone jack turns pink. I guess it might be possible to dry it, not sure though.
    You might have to get a new screen. Thats the only solution i can think of.
    If the warranty doesnt work out thenthis might help

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