Backliight Issue/Water

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  1. weatherdawg1973

    weatherdawg1973 New Member

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    Hi all,
    I accidentally spilled water on my 3rd Gen Ipod Touch today. It did not power down and the water sensor in the headphone jack is all white. (used a flashlight).
    The backlight does not appear to be working but the screen appears to be responding to touch otherwise and it plays music.
    I am probably going to try taking it to the Apple Store, but wanted to see what you all think.
    Also, it is jailbroken and has catergories on it. I know I need to restore the touch before I take it in since it is jailbroken.
    Is there anyway to do this without losing my apps/data?
    thank you very much!
    Brian
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    J-Phone Active Member

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    for appstore app data just sync and it will backup everything. if you get a new ipod just resync to the backup instead of setting up as a new ipod.
  3. weatherdawg1973

    weatherdawg1973 New Member

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    Thank you. It has already done they sync in Itunes. From what you are saying then, I should be able to restore the touch get rid of jailbreak, then I can resync when I get my new one as long as I don't set it up as a new one?
    I have categories on my jailbroken touch. Will that cause issues with syncing to the backup with a new, unjailbroken one?
    thank you!
    Brian
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    back it up cuh
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    weatherdawg1973 New Member

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    I also made a copy of Mobile applications folder just in case.
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    Hey. I'm not highjacking this thread, but I have a small question. What's the water sensor in the headphone jack. And how does it work, I mean, how do I find if I've got water inside my iPod?
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    it will turn red
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    Thats my question. What will turn red?
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    weatherdawg1973 New Member

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    They are referring to the litmus paper that acts as a water sensor. It is a bit tricky, but shine a flashlight directly into your headphone jack. A few inches straight down is a little square that should be white. If it got wet, it will likely be red. This is how Apple can tell it got wet.

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