Water damage 1st gen iPod Touch fixed!

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  1. dagr8est

    dagr8est Member

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    I'm not going to go in too much detail on how I got it fixed, but my 1g touch fell in water about 6 months ago and I sent it in to Apple and it got rejected. So, I was like whatever and bought a 16gb 2g ipod touch for Christmas. Even, though I love my 2g I was really missing my 1g because of the ability to jailbreak and the wifi seemed better. So I worked my act a little bit and figured out what Apple does to check for water damage and sent it in again and they fixed it! I now have 2 ipods and I don't plan on selling either one of them though

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    I know the 2g jailbreak is on the way, but this was before all of that happened. I'm a very happy camper right now lol.
  2. dsfindlay

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    Don't they have some kind of dye-change indicator in there for that?
  3. curtisk

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    Put alcohol on the white paper at the end of the headphone jack?
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    I can confirm that doesn't work, with 50% alcohol at least.
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    Well what exactly did you do so you can provide advice for future recipients that have the same problem?
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    I also tried this with rubbing alcohol and had no luck. What type of alcohol did you use?

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    yes. please provide further details of what you did allowing it to be accepted on the second try.
  8. dagr8est

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    Sorry guys, I forgot all about this thread! Anyways, use a q-tip and BLEACH. Dip the q-tip into a cap of bleach and stick it in the headphone port. Swirl it around and watch it become clear again. Works like a charm. I'm not responsible for any trouble you guys may get into for doing this (although I doubt it)

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  9. maggot06

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    what kind of bleach did u use?
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    q-tip? The headphone port is sooo small how did you get a q-tip in it?

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