iPod Touch: cracked screen, won't connect, is probably dead, but just checking.

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  1. mtpm443

    mtpm443 New Member

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    My friend is an idiot. She bought an iPod Touch and proceeded to drop it in the bathtub once, on concrete floors twice, and a couple of other times on different surfaces. At any rate, now there are two huge cracks in the screen, and it's in my pocket instead of hers.

    Since there isn't much I can do with a broken iPod (I did check BuyMyTronics.com--I'll pull in $68.60 if there's nothing that can be done) I want to see if there's anything I can do.

    Anyways.
    -Cracks in screen
    -Won't charge or connect to my PC--don't know about a different computer, I'll try it tomorrow on somebody's Mac
    -Force restore won't work
    -Won't turn on

    Looks pretty dead to me, but just in case someone has something magical and amazing for me. If not, then, well, 70 bucks sounds okay to me.
  2. ThatOneKid

    ThatOneKid New Member

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    Not really any use
    And did she just give it to you?
    Id say $70 is a fair price
  3. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    Welcome to iPodTouchFans!

    Considering the conditions that the iPod touch landed on, it probably damaged one or more of the hardware chips inside the iPod touch. With a cracked screen, and considering you received it for free, I think that $70 is a bargain for you!
  4. angrysheepdog

    angrysheepdog New Member

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    not much to do. you could try taking it apart if you are any good at that kinda stuff but there might just have been too much water in the system that it short-circuited and is completely broken. but then again i barely know anything on electronics, so dont quote me on this. (seriously, dont quote me)
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    ThatOneKid New Member

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    Do you really want to be quoted that bad?
  6. redforeva

    redforeva New Member

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    Buy a replacement screen, and replace the indicator paper inside with another one.

    Then Genius Bar and lie.

    That's if your parent's taught you nothing about cheating and lying.
  7. mtpm443

    mtpm443 New Member

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    Yes, she did just give it to me. I can probably take it apart--I'm mostly good at that type of thing--but I don't know what to do once I'm in there, and anyways would it really do me any good?

    Isn't a replacement screen upwards of $100? Bit much.

    Yeah, actually, another friend said I should go into an Apple store, bump into an employee, drop the iPod, blame it on them, and demand a new one. =]

    What's the indicator paper again? And where do I find it?

    I'm probably taking the $70. Thanks, everybody.
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    Conya Member

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    I'd seriously lol if you did that and a friend got it on video.

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  10. Gitykins

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    Put a Q-tip with some rubbing alcohol into the headphone jack. It will make it look like the iPod was never water-damaged.

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