Wednesday, April 18, 2012

How to fix a water damaged Ipod Touch

A couple weeks ago Bob found Scarlett sticking my ipod in a glass of water.  Since there was only about an inch of water in the cup I dried it off on my pants and figured it would be good to go.  I was actually getting ready to go on a jog so I was surprised and upset when I turned it on and it didn't work.  First the screen was really dull and it wasn't responding to my touch.  Then the screen just went black and I couldn't get it back on.  I was bummed and did not feel like going on a jog anymore. But I went anyway.  

There is something you should know.  We got our ipods for free.  I use mine to go jogging, play words with friends and draw something, and for my scriptures. That is it.  It is much more a toy than a necessity and we weren't going to go out and get a new one.  I tried to let it dry but didn't have any success at first.  

Good news, I was able to get it to work again and here is what I did.

Stuck it into a bag of uncooked rice.  The rice is supposed to absorb the moisture.  Than I kept trying to turn it on everyday for 7 days with no success.  On the 7th day I plugged it into the computer and it worked just like normal!  Woohoo.  I was hesitant to plug it in because everyone says not to run power through it unless you are sure it is completely dry.  But it works and now I am happy. 



My brother-in-law said he had an ipod shuffle that stopped working than randomly 6 months later it worked again.  Anyone else have stories of wet/broken electronics coming back to life?

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2 comments:

Swift family said...

I ran my iPod touch through the washer and part of a dry cycle (it was a little dirty and I had to get it clean:). It had problems turning on at first, but then I used Rebecca's hair blow dryer on it and let it rest for a day or two. After that it worked fine. You could still see some water marks on the inside of the screen for about a month, but now those are gone too. Amazing what those things can go through.

Swift family said...

I ran my iPod touch through the washer and part of a dry cycle (it was a little dirty and I had to get it clean:). It had problems turning on at first, but then I used Rebecca's hair blow dryer on it and let it rest for a day or two. After that it worked fine. You could still see some water marks on the inside of the screen for about a month, but now those are gone too. Amazing what those things can go through.

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