So I have a 16GB iTouch. About two weeks ago it suddenly decided not to turn on, and wouldn't charge or turn on for several days. So I, having no clue as to why this might be, sent it back to Apple for a replacement. Yesterday I got it back - unrepaired. Apple claims that it has been damaged due to "water damage or contamination", and sure enough the headphone-jack indicator has changed color, so they won't replace it. However, this morning I have succeeded in getting the unit to turn on... with a few catches. The internal speaker doesn't work and it constantly thinks it is plugged in and being charged. The latter problem has become a much bigger one since iTunes only detected it the first time I plugged it in to my laptop - every subsequent time, even after a reboot, I get a "this USB device has malfunctioned" error. Restore mode worked once, but now it's stuck in Restore Mode and gives that same USB error. So what are my options for getting it replaced? Could I go to an Apple Store, describe my problem without mentioning the water damage, and sneak it by them? Or am I going to have to shell out $400 for a new one? Apologies if this is the wrong forum.