Water Woes

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  1. bobsod

    bobsod New Member

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    So my touch fell into a pool this past week... /cry

    anyway...after letting it dry off for a few days there are some giant problems with it. The battery won't hold a charge for more then 5 or so hours, and the backlight doesn't work..making it very very hard to see anything on the screen.

    Is there anything I can do...replacement battery...replacement backlight...anything?
  2. crazyvanya

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    First off, that sucks.
    I had water seep through my bag and into my iPod's screen. I just propped it in my G3 letting the heat dry it. It's taken almost 4 months for the battery to get back on track. But backlight problem? I wouldn't know.

    Apple warrenty doesn't cover water damage...Sorry
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    flashisflamable New Member

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    is there a water sensor inside of touches? cause otherwise apple doesnt need to know that it got wet...one year warranty FTW
  4. crazyvanya

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    There's a water sensor in the headphone jack... litmus paper
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    Yeah there's litmus paper that turns green when it detects liquid. sorry =/
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    Though I've also heard that a q-tip dipped in a small amount of alcohol can suck it up...though you're never sure if it actually worked so yeah..
  7. bobsod

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    After drying more, and a few charges the battery seems to be holding a charge for much longer. But is there anything I can do about the backlight? Anyway to replace it myself?
  8. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    I don't believe you will be able to, as you'll need specific parts as the iPod touch LCD screen is one of a kind. Try placing a Q-tip with some rubbing alchohol on the tip of it inside the headphone jack, and then let Apple know that it suddenly stopped working. Maybe you'll get lucky and find yourself with a fixed backlight or a brand new refurbished iPod touch.

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  9. xeoneagle

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    Yea, for the battery problem, i've heard that placing the battery, or device in the freezer for a day or so renews the battery, how ever, i wouldn't recommend trying this with an ipod.
    especially since the battery isn't easily replaced.
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    sidthahellraiser New Member

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    Don't place ur iPod into d freezer for it can damage It forever. U can do one thing try to dry it more with a hand dryer( d 1 which ur mom uses as a hair dryer ) if possible remove d back cover n maintain a safe distance of d hot air blowing such that only a fraction of luke warm air reaches d iPod.

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