i got a water issue with a new 8g ipod. My son came home in the pouring rain the other week. He proceeded to tell me that his ipod had gotten wet and the backlight no longer worked. After doing a little investigating i put it in the rice and there it has remained for the last 2 weeks except for a few times that i pulled it out to examine it. Now i've read a few threads with people having the same problems. After a couple weeks in the rice these are the symptoms the ipod suffers from The backlight - now given a long period of time untouched the backlight comes on for approx 5 sec then shuts off. This has happened about 3 times. I also notice i no longer have brightness control in the settings. The auto switch works but the slide bar wont move. The touchscreen- the touchscreen works for the most part. i was unable to get the past the lock screen for awhile. i was able to originally but then the bar would only respond half way across the screen, failing to unlock. Today i was able to unlock if i slid my finger very quickly. I then shut off the screen lock As far as everything else wifi, speaker, headphones, and itune seeing it, it all works All these symptoms are indicate water damage. I have read some people have replaced the lcd and had no effect on the backlight. Has anyone ever had their backlight behave like mine and repaired it? And does replacing the digitizer fix the touch screen response issues? I bought this at christmas and there is no indication in the headphone jack of water damage but i dont have the reciept anymore so official servicing is not going to happen. And as far as backlight issues, everything sounds like SOL. Any insight?