I made sure it was dried off real good, then I open it up to let it air dry for a few days. I turn it on, and everything worked fine. Then the next time I went to use it. I notice the screen wasn't bright. Everything else is working fine. Please help!
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I am in a similar "jam" right now!
I lost my iPod in a huge Snow Bank on my Driveway.
I finally located it once the Mountain melted away, just last Eve.
I have it placed on a Furnace Register (a hot Air vent in the floor).
Put it somewhere warm & dry, that DRY Air can freely pass around it.
A Sunny open Window will and has also worked for me also!
I have had 100% success with this method as far as Radios etc. -soaked- in a Rainstorm.
I don't know at this point if my iPod will survive the soaking as some Dirt got in the connection port.
The big secret to having any real success regarding soaked micro-electronics is;
Do NOT attempt to power it up OR re-charge it, until about 1 WEEK of Time "off" & "drying out" has passed, even though it will likely be dry in 2-3 Days. Why I say this?
I spilled Water once into a(Florescent) Digital display Stereo, (which was running). I switched it off, & did my "Drying technique" but was impatient, & turned it back on after only 1 1/2 Days.
The Digital display was permanently damaged, as some Moisture remained trapped in the Dig display. (the 5's now show 6's). It works again otherwise. (the Display was not "wet" at the moment I switched it off. The Moisture got in hours later while "off").
Another alternative method if you have no hot Air vents available is to drop it in a Zip lock Baggie & approx. 3 Hand full of (dry uncooked) white Rice, or 1 lump of Charcoal.
I prefer SILICA GEL BEADS, just 1-2 Handfuls will do for Cell Phone size devices.
Leave sealed in the Bag a few Days.
Happy future use to your gadgets!
<p>The best way to the life of your iPod Touch is to expand and
take care of. With the proper care of your iPod is not just bigger, but will
perform better in day-to-day. Taking proper care of your iPod Touch is not
difficult, but you should be well treated if you want the most out of it. <br />
<p>1. Keep your iPod Touch in a temperate climate. The iPod
Touch cannot be used below freezing F (0 º C or 32 ° F) or above 95 degrees (35
degrees C). <br />
<p>2. Keep your iPod touch dry. If your iPod touch gets wet,
pull, twist it out with the Sleep / Wake button. Towel dry the iPod, and then,
if you are afraid that the water seeped in, place your iPod in a bag of
uncooked rice.<br />
<p>In the next 24 hours will help the rice absorb the moisture in
the electronics. After 24 hours, remove the iPod touch and experience. <br />
<p>3. Turn your iPod Touch and remove the cables. Dampen a
soft, lint-free cloth, like the kind used for cleaning glasses. Clear iPod
Touch. Use only clean water. Leave your iPod to air dry. Clear the screen of
your iPod touch regularly for fingerprints, smudges and dust and dirt more. <br />
<p>4. Take your iPod Touch into an iPod repair facility
certification if you suspect that your iPod needs repair. According to Apple,
the iPod Touch contains no user serviceable parts. " <br />
Most important thing...
DO NOT TRY TO TURN IT ON!!!
This can short circuit the ipod!
Make sure it is off!
Your lucky because the iPod hasn't shorted yet
Don't switch it on again!
I will teach you what to do...
You must remove the water from the iPod
Firstly Be sure that the iPod is off...
Now your going to have to open the iPod
This video will teach you how to open your iPod touch 2nd Gen
How to open iPod 3rd Gen
Now clean out all the water.
You can use a hair dryer to do this...
But make sure that the hair dryer is blowing out COLD air
Leave your iPod open for a while to dey out the remaining water
Now put the iPod back together
Leave it for an hour or so
Switch it on...
There is another way...
This way is easier and has worked for many people
First fill the headphone jack (where you plug in the ear phones) with WhiteOut (yes WhiteOut!!!).
Leave it for an hour or so
Use Nail polish remover on a cotton bud to remove all of the WhiteOut.
Let it dry before turning the iPod on.
leave it alone for a few days to weeks to let it dry and dont try and turn it on untill your 100% sure that all the water is out of it and completely dry and you might have a chance of it still working
I would ignore the first posted answer and consider putting the ipod into DFU mode and doing a restore before cracking it open and replacing the battery. The previous answer has no logical explanation or remedy to fix it.
Depending on how "wet" it got, sometimes people have had luck with placing the ipod into a ziplock bag with dry white rice or silica gel bags (little bags that come in electronic packages to absorb moisture) it may take three to four days but it has worked for some. Never attempt to turn on a wet device until thoroughly dry first. Good luck to ya.
first off DON'T try and turn it on get a bowl of dry rice and bury the ipod in it and let it sit for a few days check it every day and if the rice is wet this is good its absorbing the water and change the rice out, with any luck this will dry it out completely DON'T try and turn it on until your 100% sure its completely dry hope and pray that this works if it doesn't then sorry
Be patient, my ipod got rained on heavily for hours. I let it dry out for 5 days solid never even touching it other than to set it in a warm sunny window sill, I alternated the position it sat every day rotating it. Day 6...Walla! Never missed a lick. Dont rush the process.
to fix this, you're going to need your ipod, a plastic zip-lock bag, and uncooked rice. first, open the bag and fill it halfway with uncooked rice. then put your ipod in the middle of it all. then zip the bag and let it sit for about a day. the rice should have absorbed all the water by then. most of the times, this will work. but sometimes, the ipod is damaged beyond repair by the water. good luck
hope this helps ;-)
Purchase and eyeglass repair kit and get ready to do minor repair. The device is not completely dry on the inside. Water gets trapped and wont dry unless you open it up. I know you probably don't want to take it apart, but if you don't the water is going to destroy it anyway. Find the tiny screws that hold the case together and gently remove them. Use a piece of paper to make reminders exactly what goes where and work on a tabletop so you lose nothing. Only take it apart until you see the moisture. Use a blow dryer on the lowest setting (no heat) and evaporate as much liquid as possible. Leave it open for a couple days and be sure there is no moisture left. Avoid touching anything with your bare hands because oils from your skin are not good for electrical components. Now, as long as nothing shorted out, you should be able to reassemble the device, charge it overnight and resume using it. Touchy work, but worth saving. P.S. don't work around carpet as static discharge isn't good for these components either. Good Luck!!!