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  1. abhimanyukhunger

    abhimanyukhunger New Member

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    hello,
    i m using a 1g iPod touch, i accidentlyspilled sm water on my iPod and the water went inside it via the usb connector, while it was working n i ws listenin to songs.
    the back light of screen has gone after the incident but all other functions are responding like they did.
    how can i bring back the back light??
    thanks.
    regards.
  2. KevN

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    That's water damage for ya.
    There is a bunch of google methods that people say work, but here are 3 that I know work:
    1. Leave it in the sun.
    My friend did this for a whole day, somehow it worked.
    2. Freezer.
    This will probably break your ipod, but it is used to get a few more hours out of it.
    3. Put it in a bag of rice.
    Another one of my friends dropped his iphone in his sink, and he left it in a bag of regular rice for about 2 full days, then it was as good as new.
  3. MrFairladyz

    MrFairladyz Active Member

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    dont freeze it... it just sounds like its gonna mess it up 0_0

    the rice bowl treatment usually works.

    edit: please dont double post. i know you need help, but that is against the rules and may get you banned.
  4. KevN

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    I did say freezing it was going to break it, but if the water sensor in the audio jack hasn't been enabled, then you freeze it to clear everything up to turn it into Apple.
  5. celticmoon

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    I had a Razr go through the wash once, and thought all was lost. Water behind the screen, wouldn't stay on for more than a few seconds, etc...

    I gathered up some of those little "do not eat" packets you find with new shoes and other things you buy. These are silica gel packs and work wonders to remove moisture. Place them in the sock with the ipod (turned off completely, not in sleep mode) and leave in a dry place for about a week. (longer if you can stand it)

    After it was fully dried, it was back to normal and fully functional.
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    itouchnathan New Member

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    Don't do anything other than the rice trick.
    Putting it out in the sun will fry the screen.

    RICE RICE RICE RICE.
  7. abhimanyukhunger

    abhimanyukhunger New Member

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    i am sorry for the double post.
    thanx for ur prompt advice, actualy its been quite a tym d incident occured. i ges theres some internal damage, wat to do?
  8. celticmoon

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    Look into your headphone connector. Deep inside, you will see either a white or red patch. This is the moisture sensor. If it is white, you can try to return it under warranty. (If it still applies)

    If it is red, you are out of luck.

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