WATER DAMAGE! anyway that it is covered by warranty?

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  1. ipodluverlikestotouch

    ipodluverlikestotouch New Member

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    hi my mum put my ipod through the washing machine! it was a month old 64gb 3rd gen!

    so yeah now i have it in rice and hoping that it works again but i dont think it will as it was a 1:45 minute cycle

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    so yeah

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    it doesnt turn on but the computer seen it as a ipod that needs to be restored but i have only plugged it in one and when i clicked ok itunes ejected it.

    so basically the qeustion is will my warranty cover this kind of mishap?
    i am truely gutted about it

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    i loved that ipod and was doing so well on N.O.V.A

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    oh and i had it jailbroken, so if i get a new one will they know it is jailbroken?

    cheers in advance

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  2. Shawa

    Shawa Super Moderator

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    Water damage is not covered by warranty. Ever.
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    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The warranty doesn't cover water damage. So no, probably not; there is a sensor in it that turns a different color when water meets it. Others can tell you how to check the color of the sensor.
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    ipodluverlikestotouch New Member

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    so no way of lieing to apple and saying i dropped it?
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    Shawa Super Moderator

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    No, because that's fraud, which is illegal. And there is a piece of indicator paper which shows if there's been water on it. And trying to change the colour of the paper is also fraud.
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    make sure you dont turn it on until you are sure the water has been dried completely. set it outside maybe. might work might not, i had an ipod nano washed but it works.
  7. ipodluverlikestotouch

    ipodluverlikestotouch New Member

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    update

    ok so i plugged it in as i really wanted to see if it worked, i didnt haha

    but i restored and now the screen comes on but it is white and you can see water in it. so i am going to finish restore then put in rice for a few days

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    how long did you put your nano in the rice for?
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    You might want to look into this if your device is purchased within 30 days and you still have the receipt. You can warranty your electronics with SquareTrade for $32 dollars for 3 years and they will try and repair your broken device (Yes they cover accidental damage, Apple doesn't). And if they can't fix it they will send you the money you spent on the device (As it appears on your receipt you sent a copy of to them).
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    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You should probably leave the iPod in rice for a week, maybe two. Seems a lot longer than it needs; but you want ALL that water gone. You shouldn't have turned it on and restored it if you knew there was water.
  10. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    You should never turn a device on if it has come in contact with water. If there was any chance of it still working, turning it on removes that. Also, like said above, inside the headphone jack there is a piece of indicator paper (I believe it is litmus paper) that changes color when it comes in contact with water because water has a certain pH level that changes the color of the indicator. Apple will check this regardless, and water damage is not covered by warranty.

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