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Water damage?

2090 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 12, 2012 8:12 AM by alessiafromnsw RSS
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Apr 29, 2012 4:10 AM

What do I do in case of water damage?

iPod classic, Windows XP
  • TheKnowledgeSeeker002 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Apr 29, 2012 4:13 AM (in response to Αλεξάνδρα)

    Turn off - immediately!

     

    Dry off the outside as much as possible.

     

    Place into a sealable bag nearly full or rice.

     

    Expel the air and seal the bag.

     

    Leave it for as long as possible (over 24 hours is best).

     

    Cross fingers that rice was pulled the moisture out of the iPod.

  • b j t Level 4 Level 4 (3,670 points)
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    Apr 29, 2012 4:46 AM (in response to Αλεξάνδρα)

    iPhone and iPod: Liquid damage is not covered by warranty.

     

    If you search the forum, you will find that a lot of posts tell you NOT to put it in a bag of rice as this can do more damage due to the powdery substance on rice setting into the ports and becoming moist.

     

    Most posts I have read on the matter say to use a Desiccant { like the ones you get in new shoes / electronic device boxes etc. } Make sure it is turned OFF and place in a sealed Ziploc style bags, and to leave for up to 4 - 5 days to make sure there is as little moisture left as possible.

  • TheKnowledgeSeeker002 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Apr 29, 2012 2:43 PM (in response to b j t)

    Oops!  Hope I didn't mislead.  I've read about the rice fix in lots of placed and a family member suscessully saved her iPhone that way.

     

    Thanks, BT, for the clarification!

  • alessiafromnsw Calculating status...
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    Jul 12, 2012 8:12 AM (in response to Αλεξάνδρα)

    I have somehow got water in my 4s??? I have just put my phone into a bag- trying your rice theory, Ohhhh I hope it works seeing as Vodaphone/Apple don't include water damage at all in their warranty!!!

    Wish me luck!!

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