iPod Touch back tarnished spotting

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  1. Anastasis

    Anastasis New Member

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    Hi all - my first post here and asking for your help...

    I had an iPod Touch bought for me for my birthday back in October last year and despite keeping it in a silicone back cover the back of the Touch has lots of tarnished spots on it. You can see photos that I have taken below:

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    A friend of mine has some special Apple fluid cleaner called iKlear but that did not have any effect on these tarnishes. You can see the solution here...

    Does anyone know what has caused this? Has anyone had this problem with theirs and is this common? I am assuming this will be covered by Apple's warranty so should I contact them or go back to the retailer (Amazon.co.uk)?

    Thanks in advance for your help and advice on this.
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    Your iPod is emo.
  3. Anastasis

    Anastasis New Member

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    Thanks Pandora for your reply. I don't understand what you mean - what is 'emo'?

    Sorry I am probably one of the more veteran iPod Touch owners

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    touch_iPod Well-Known Member

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    Same problem here... Tried to get rid of the spots using the notebook LCD cleaner but the effect is still there... It has to be something with the silicon casing texture...

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  5. Anastasis

    Anastasis New Member

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    That's interesting. The thing is I have a friend who also bought a Touch after me (not from Amazon) and he keeps his Touch in a leather case, so no silicone, but he has a few spots like this too, but nowhere near as bad.

    How long have you had your Touch - perhaps there was a bad batch?
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    aaron11193 New Member

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    Mine has the same thing... I'm guessing it happens to all iPods.

    It doesn't bother me.

    My best guess is that it is minute bits of dust/dirt etc getting inside the case and rubbing on the iPod and scratching small spots into the metal.
  7. div^

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    I dont have any problems then some slightly scratchs which get on there when taking on and off with my plastic case by griffin (wave).

    btw you gotta get cases out now and then and take get over it with some microfiber cloth
  8. Anastasis

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    I don't think it does happen to all iPods. I have another friend who has a first generation Touch and he uses a silicone back cover and he hasn't had any problem. Seemingly other 2nd generation owners also have clean backs.

    OK, you expect some hairline scratches, but it doesn't seem right that the back should tarnish like this and not be able to be cleaned. Is this something I should go to Apple about or back to Amazon?
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    I doubt they'll replace that - because they will most likely say it's your fault
  10. Anastasis

    Anastasis New Member

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    Why would it be my fault?

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    What can they claim I have done to make it go like that?

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