iPod touch water help

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  1. VincexLee777

    VincexLee777 New Member

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    Hey I dropped my touch in the toilet when I was drunk
    and it wasnt in the watar for more then 3 seconds.

    It can charge and I can turn the screen on but the screen doesnt work. like, I cant slide it to unlock.

    What should I do? Should I just buy another one?
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    -tcq42- Active Member

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    You should of never turned it on for another day or two. You have to let all the inside of it dry. You could sped it up by blow drying it. But since you probably turned it back on right away, it's screwed.
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    Wow that sucks, i got out of my car and my cell phone fell into a deep puddle, submerged. I got it out after 10 seconds, and it was still on and working. Hope your stuff works..

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  4. Bag3l

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    OK.
    First,
    NEVER turn on wet electronics right after they have been submerged. Assuming that you were drunk when you turned it on, i wont yell at you that much but SERIOUSLY!

    Ok the reason your current ipod is screwed is because the water penetrated the external casing and got into the wiring, soldering, and apparently your screen. As you powered it up, the electricity basically fried everything. So all you have now is 2.4 oz of expensive nothing.

    Good job. (not trying to be mean)
    Your ONLY option is getting it replaced by sending it into apple and hoping they don't notice water damage (against their warranty policy)

    OR

    you can buy another one and risk getting drunk and dropping it again.

    Your choice.

    Good luck

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  5. Crazy55

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    i had some what of the same thing happen. Dropped in the toilet but when i went to check for water damage it says there wasnt any so took it to apple and right now I am waiting for my new ipod which apple order for me.

    first off look to see if there is water damage.
    to do this put ur ipod touch close to a light and look down the headphone jack.
    at the very bottom there should be a paper.
    if It is white then that means that it didn't come in contact with water
    if it is pink or red then it did.

    if the paper is red search on youtube cause there is a way to cover it up with paper.

    if white just make an appointment at the apple store and take it saying that one day u just went to turn it on and it wouldnt work.

    If all goes well then they should give u one.

    good luck

    keep me posted
  6. iPortlock101

    iPortlock101 New Member

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    heres what you gotta do, this works most of the time.
    put it in a bag of rice for two days, make sure that if u have a case it is off, and that it is submerged in the dry rice.
    Rice absorbs water so after the two days the water should be out of the ipod, this works

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    hope it helps
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    surfpico New Member

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    Has anyone tried white out to cover up the pink?
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    iPortlock101 New Member

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    ive heard putting rubbing alcohol on the end of an empty q-tip works, the tip allows you to get in there easy

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    luckily i havnt ever had to try it
  9. wordlife6272

    wordlife6272 New Member

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    haha thats why u dont get drunk and use electronics
    i heard if u put it in a bowl of rice, it'll help
  10. starboom98

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    First try the rice, I have never dropped my iPod in water. But I have with cell phones. Put the phones in rice, and it is just like brand new again. Just cleaner.

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