Heeeelllppp!!!!!!!

Posted by: Silver_Moon

Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/03/10 12:09 PM

I was washing m hands when m ipod slipped into the sink. I swichted off as soon as a pulled it out (1 second afetr) and the screen sarted to flicker when it powered down What should i do? cry
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/03/10 12:13 PM

Unfortunately I don't think Apple will repair water-damaged iPods. There is this little adhesive thing inside that detects if the iPod has been immersed in water.

But...you can always try to see if they'll repair it.

Or you could let it sit for awhile with it off and let it dry out and see if it'll work.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/03/10 12:28 PM

screen baxclikgt... gone.
Posted by: Mike

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/03/10 01:45 PM

Let it sit for a while and dry out, it may come back to life. The iPod of a friend of mine accidentally fell into the pool. He retrieved it right away and after it had dried out it worked again. Even tho' the iPods are NOT waterproof , they're pretty tightly sealed except for those ports etc, and it takes a while for water to seep in. If it doesn't come back to life, I'm afraid your iPod has had it. Apple will not repair it and the repairs are pretty costly!
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/03/10 02:46 PM

Is half working. i had to res tore i 4 imes alread. i t doesn t seem o be holding...
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/03/10 02:47 PM

I'm sorry to hear that - not the best way to sync your ipod frown. I hope it recovers, given long enough to dry out.
Posted by: Mike

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/03/10 02:58 PM

Be patient! Let it dry out for a few hours....perhaps even overnight! Some of the contacts may still be wet. When you 'fished' it out of the water, was there water leaking out of it?
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/03/10 03:13 PM

I agree...let it sit for at least overnight. The longer the better.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/03/10 03:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Mike
Be patient! Let it dry out for a few hours....perhaps even overnight! Some of the contacts may still be wet. When you 'fished' it out of the water, was there water leaking out of it?
no.
Posted by: Mike

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/03/10 03:43 PM

Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
Originally Posted By: Mike
Be patient! Let it dry out for a few hours....perhaps even overnight! Some of the contacts may still be wet. When you 'fished' it out of the water, was there water leaking out of it?
no.


That's good. Let it dry out completely!
(P.S.: Pro'lly shouldn't have tried to 'restore' already....)
Posted by: carp

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/03/10 03:52 PM

I'll 4th agree - let it dry out , even for a couple of days

To try and use it now might cause a short of some kind if water is still in there .
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/03/10 04:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Mike
Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
Originally Posted By: Mike
Be patient! Let it dry out for a few hours....perhaps even overnight! Some of the contacts may still be wet. When you 'fished' it out of the water, was there water leaking out of it?
no.


That's good. Let it dry out completely!
(P.S.: Pro'lly shouldn't have tried to 'restore' already....)
aww %$^*^$$#$%%*$&#(#&@@!#$$%%&*&$(#&#(#@&@!!!!!

Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/03/10 06:15 PM

Patience. Set it aside and forget about it for at least 24 hours. I don't want to see another post here about it until 9pm Thursday at the earliest!
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/03/10 06:33 PM

but my dads theone that turned it on. it was his idea. icant sleep knowing that it might be gone and i cant buy another
Posted by: macahol

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/03/10 07:51 PM

I did the same thing with my iPhone, I gave up on it and bought a blackberry. Apple wouldn't do anything about it , they looked at it just to verify it was water damaged thus no warranty.
After two weeks I couldn't stand the Blackberry anymore so I plugged it into the charger and all was good after it charged back up, still working fine maybe I'll make it till the the next version comes out. So just be Patient
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/04/10 08:58 AM

Try to place it somewhere there is a small draft... preferably warm air. Moving air will suck out the moisture better.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/04/10 02:26 PM



EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

No speaker. headphones work.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/04/10 09:57 PM

Sorry to hear that, but life's lessons are hard sometimes. You were lucky actually.

Never bring small electric things near water, they might fall in and go poof. frown

The incoming text message can wait a minute next time, huh?
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/05/10 05:11 PM

The speaker started working.
Posted by: Mike

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/05/10 05:22 PM

Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
The speaker started working.



Yeay!!! grin
Again, be patient...You may be one of the few lucky ones and your iPod comes back to life!
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/05/10 05:24 PM

It's already back!!! I'm on it right now.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/05/10 07:15 PM

Originally Posted By: PChaterosx
The speaker started working.
That is great, now keep a $200 piece of equipment away from liquids from now on? Okay? grin
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Heeeelllppp!!!!!!! - 02/05/10 07:22 PM

Ok! It seems like sometimes the speaker works and sometimes it thinks there's headphones pluggedin when there's not.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Speaker problem - 02/05/10 08:35 PM

confused
[video:youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc6kFrSkQJ8[/video]

When it stopped working was about 20 min. later... (afetr the 1s part of he vid) it came back since then. What's going on? Its no biggie, I was just wondering.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Speaker problem - 02/06/10 04:02 AM

What's going on?

Huh? What's going on?
Ya dropped in the water!

Prolly just some more moisture. Let it dry some more.
Posted by: carp

Re: Speaker problem - 02/06/10 01:38 PM

I agree give it time to dry

Just DO NOT stick that out in the sun to dry - maybe point a fan at the speaker port .
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Speaker problem - 02/07/10 01:28 PM

'S all good now! smile it will never be the same though.
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: Speaker problem - 02/07/10 01:42 PM

Just curious - how can it be both 'all good' and 'never the same'? Unless it wasn't working properly before you dunked it wink.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Speaker problem - 02/07/10 01:53 PM

Conscious now of loss and destruction, death and unrequited longing. wink
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Speaker problem - 02/07/10 02:02 PM

It acts a little silly sometimes.
Posted by: carp

Re: Speaker problem - 02/07/10 02:17 PM

So do I laugh
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Speaker problem - 02/07/10 05:05 PM

EVERYONE KNOWS THAT! laugh
Posted by: SgtBaxter

Re: Speaker problem - 02/08/10 05:54 AM

One thing most people don't know is that electronics usually work fine after dunked in water, as long as they're allowed to dry out. It's when you try to use them and they're not dry that things short out.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Speaker problem - 02/08/10 06:15 AM

Avoid dunking in coffee with cream and sugar, though. Trust me on that.
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: Speaker problem - 02/08/10 08:42 AM

Avoid dropping your electrotech in the toilet too. Trust me on that.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Speaker problem - 02/08/10 05:20 PM


Fer Sure!

Not all liquids are created equal

When my BF allowed his Mini to slip out of his pocket
into the bucket he uses to cool his welds in, it was
a total goner! frown

He'd been dunking hot metal in the water.. often coated
with cutting lubricant. Spilling coffee in the water..
sick spitting into it, and ducking cigarette butts.

He snatched it out in a fraction of a second, and turned
it off, locked it down & called me on his cellphone.

I shook it out, and allowed it to dry for over a week...
but the slop in got dunked it was a killer 4 sure.

Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Speaker problem - 02/08/10 05:38 PM

Don't pour coffee or beer on your keyboard, either.
Posted by: Mike

Re: Speaker problem - 02/08/10 05:43 PM

Originally Posted By: MacBozo
Don't pour coffee or beer on your keyboard, either.


Or anything with sugar in it, like soda.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Speaker problem - 02/08/10 07:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Mike
Originally Posted By: MacBozo
Don't pour coffee or beer on your keyboard, either.


Or anything with sugar in it, like soda.


Nah.. you can do anything you like to a keyboard,,, even soda.
Immerse in de-ionized water and let soak for a while. Swirl to remove goo. Remove and let dry.
Good as new.
Posted by: trey

Re: Speaker problem - 02/13/10 10:52 AM

I'd also add that after dipping your electronic device in water, pouring rubbing alcohol over it can help speed drying.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Speaker problem - 02/13/10 12:14 PM

True, but you have to watch as alcohol can damage or discolor plastic parts.

Or your liver.