wet ipod touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by asnapcat13, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. asnapcat13 macrumors newbie

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    i am really getting annoyed by my ipod touch. i took it to the pool a few days ago and it got rained on. it was in my pool bag, but the bag has holes in it. it wouldnt turn on at first, but with a little research i was able to find out how to restore it and make it work again. it works fine now, but there is something wrong with the volume buttons on the side. (this is the part that annoys me.) when i push the volume down button, it turns down the volume like it normally would, but when i press the volume up button it turns up the volume but turns off the ipod. i have tried turning it all the way off then back on again, but that only helps for awhile. also, sometimes i will press the volume up button and it turns the volume all the way up, and it wont turn down no matter if i try pushing the volume down button or if i actually double click the home button to bring up the music settings and try to turn it down manually. is there any hope of fixing my ipod? thanks in advance.:eek:
    asnapcat
     
  2. DragonJade macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like an electrical problem.

    Take it in to Apple and see what they'll quote you for it. You may be better off buying a new one and selling the old one on ebay for parts.
     
  3. na1577 macrumors 6502a

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    If you take it to Apple, they won't fix it because they don't cover water damage. You could try fixing it yourself, or buy a new one.
     
  4. DragonJade macrumors 6502

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    You're just saying that Apple won't cover repairs from water damage under warranty, right? Or do you also mean that Apple won't repair anything that's water damaged even if you pay for it?
     
  5. na1577 macrumors 6502a

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    ^ I'm sure it's not covered by the warranty, and I can't seem to find any sort of repair service through Apple. So I don't think they will fix it at all, even if you pay for it.
     
  6. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    Water damage due to user error is almost never covered by any company. You chose to bring your Ipod to the pool.. It's sad : ( Maybe they might help you once though, it's worth a try!
     
  7. Aero26 macrumors regular

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    Apple may repair it at a cost to refurb...but at the cost, you might as well buy a new one.
     
  8. akrocker29 macrumors member

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    Depending on how long ago this happened, there might still be some water stuck in the iPod. If you tape up the holes for the jack/ USB port and put the iPod in rice it should suck up any remaining water. Good luck.
     
  9. liamkp macrumors 68020

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    apple doesnt cover accidents but you might still be able to have them fix it for a price, or you can just sell it on ebay for parts.
     

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