#1
so I accidentally droppped my iPod into some water. I took it out as fast as I could, but it was still in the water for about a second or two. It still plays music but the screen is blank white. Can I save it? I heard about putting electronics in a bag of rice, does this work? Also I think I might still have my warranty, could I get it fixed if I say the screen just stopped working out of nowhere?

EDIT: I didn't turn it back on, because it never turned off. I'll call and ask about the warranty tomorrow and until then it will sit in rice. Did notice as I was turning it off that the screen is very very faint, not completely blank.

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Last edited by OctoberWind at Nov 11, 2009,
#3
If you have the warranty they can fix it no problem IF you still have it
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#4
Go for warranty. Failing that, go for the rice.
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#5
I say crack it open and let it dry. I saved my phone once like that.
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#6
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try giving it cpr



Didn't work, any other ideas?

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#9
Bring it back to the store. Just say it stopped working. a lot of times they don't care.
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Didn't work, any other ideas?

Of course it didn't work it's not dead it can still speak, it just can't see
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#12
Oh damn. Turning it back on before it was COMPLETELY was one of the worst things you could do!
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#14
Put it in an oven on the lowest setting possible (~100 Fahrenheit) for a while. It is not hot enough to damage it, but it will help the drying process.
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Oh damn. Turning it back on before it was COMPLETELY DRY was one of the worst things you could do!


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#17
ok, rice first, NO OVEN!, air dry and let sit 4 a while (i w8d a week, but maybe 2 long), did the same 2 mine
#18
Well, I heard APPLE put litmus paper in iPods, so warranty prolly won,t work, unless you get this cool guy like I did once, who didnt ask questions, and gave me a brand new iPod nano haha
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Fixed? Me is new to this "Fixed" thingy
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#22
I was going to say "Don't try to use it; leave it somewhere dry and slightly warm for a good few days and see what happens" but you've already used it so may have messed it up. Give it a go anyway - friend of mine did the same thing with a phone and it worked afterwards.

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#24
stick it in the microwave for 10 seconds
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#26
Unlucky. My friend had his iPod go through the washing machine for an hour or so, and he only lost his backlight. xD
#27
throw it on the ground so it esplodes and get apple to pay you to keep quiet about it.
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#28
use that shit you get in shoe packages, silica gel, and put it in a ziplock baggie with a bunch of those things.
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#29
That happened to me.
Twice.
My iPod fell in the toilet accidently
I just had to bring it back to the store and they gave me a replacement one no problem, since it was still under the warranty.
#30
Rice works sometimes but its pretty inconsistent. I don't know what else you could do.