What To Do If You Drop Your Device In Water

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  1. zombie boy99

    zombie boy99 Well-Known Member

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    Okay, now that it is summer time I realized that the number of people dropping their iDevices in water (ex. a pool) so I thought I'd share some of these tips.
    I will be using a pool as an example during this guide.


    BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING WITH RICE OR SILICA GEL, TURN THE iPOD OFF


    1. DO NOT press any of the buttons or else you will create a short circut after turning it off (ex. don't try to turn it on to check on it in an hour or so, wait until the day or any other time you decide to put the iPod into rice.)

    2. Put your iPod into a bowl of rice in a dry, room temperature place (pantry or counter top)

    3. Depending on how long your iPod was in the water and if it was fully submerged makes up how long you will need to put it in rice.
    See Chart Below


    NOTE: if you don't have rice due to cultural or some other reason, then use silica gel. You can easily get this from shoe store etc.

    Code:
    Time in water                               Time in rice
    20 seconds or below                        24 hours to 2 days
    
    21-45 seconds                             3-4 days
    
    45-60 seconds                            one week
    
    60+ seconds                     try 2 weeks but your device is 
                                           most likely ruined.
    4. After the rice, try to turn your iPod on.

    5. If your iPod doesn't turn on, try charging it. If that doesn't work, it's broken.

    6. If it's broken, take it to a local Apple store and see what they say. (You might get lucky and get a free replacement)


    Hope this helped if you dropped your iPod in water or just for future knowledge.

    -Zombie Boy99

    Credit Goes To Guitarkid_fv for the idea to make this guide.
  2. Pandawg

    Pandawg Community Development

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    Looks good, except for the orange font color :p
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    zombie boy99 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    Well, what should I change the font color to?
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    Just leave it at the default black. I don't see a reason why to change the color of all the text.
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    zombie boy99 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good
  6. guitarkid_fv

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    Nice to see someone using my idea. ;D
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    zombie boy99 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah thanks for the idea. I'll add that in there :)
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    Hah, no problem, you're free to use it :)
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    Thanks :)
  10. iPoood

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    Sweet, hopefully I won't ever have to use this tutorial, though (if you know what I mean) lol

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