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I spilled diet dr. pepper on my iPod classic and now it only works when it is plugged into the ac adapter into my wall. When I plug it into the computer, it starts spazzing out and will not go to my music, just the apple when it turns on. However, when it is plugged into the wall, it says it is completely charged and works perfectly. The click wheel still works and so does the screen. As soon as i unplug it, the screen disappears in lines and finally fades out altogether. Is there anything I can do or is there any way someone can repair it?

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  • cutiepatooti Mar 07, 2009

    I spilled diet dr. pepper on my iPod classic and now it only works when it is plugged into the ac adapter into my wall. When I plug it into the computer, it starts spazzing out and will not go to my music, just the apple when it turns on. However, when it is plugged into the wall, it says it is completely charged and works perfectly. The click wheel still works and so does the screen. As soon as i unplug it, the screen disappears in lines and finally fades out altogether. Is there anything I can do or is there any way someone can repair it?

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If it works when you have it plugged into the wall and doesn't when you don't, then I would think it might be the battery. It would be in your best interest to see if the damage is covered under warranty. If it is, then by all means, send it in for repair.
If it's not covered under warranty, and it were mine...This is what I would do: I would disconnect it from power. Then, I would take it apart and check the battery and the place were the wires connect to the board. - After all, you know it works, right? So you don't have to go any further than that.

You can, (or get a handy friend) to take a q-tip and dip it in some 90 percent or better isopropyl alcohol, gently wipe the metal connector tips on the board (where the plastic connector clips the wires on). DO NOT use so much alcohol that you soak the board, just use enough to get the q-tip a little damp. To remove the clip, GENTLY pull the clip off the metal connectors on the board. Pull the clip straight off...do not pull it off with any twisting motion.
Then, you can put a drop or two of the alcohol inside the plastic clip itself that holds the wires going to the battery, again...not too much. Let the alcohol dry and hook it back up and see if that makes it any better. It if does work...great. Drive on and remember to keep the Diet Dr Pepper away from your ipod.

If it's not any better, then I would highly suspect that the battery is toast and would get a new one. You can find some killer deals now at pawn shops. People are hocking stuff left & right. Even if you buy one cheap that doesn't work quite right, you can still cannibalize it for the battery. Hey, it would be less expensive than having it repaired.

If your not handy, or don't have a handy friend, then you just might want to send it in to a repair place.

Hope this helps you out.

Rob

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1 I spilled diet dr. pepper - ipod1_thumb.jpg Toggle the [Hold] switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.) Step2 ipod2_thumb.jpg Now press and hold the [Menu] and [Select] buttons until the Apple logo appears, which may take about 6 to 10 seconds. You may need to repeat this step. Step3 If the task seem a bit tedious, set the Ipodmag-glass_10x10.gif on a flat surface. ensure the finger pressing the Select button is not touching any part of the [click wheel]. Also ensure that you are pressing the [Menu] button toward the outside of the click wheel, and not near the center.

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The spilled dr pepper contain certain chemicals that would affect the working of your ipod classic.

When you plug in your ipod to usb, the chemicals that might have been attached to your ipod , might have came in contact with the current and affecting the normal working of ipod.

Try to clean your ipod, with a soft gentle cloth or cotton.

The procedure would be :-

To clean iPod, unplug all cables and cords and set the Hold switch to Hold. Then use a soft, damp, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting moisture in openings.

Don't use aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, or abrasives to clean iPod.

If that would solve your concern, that's perfect.

Unless you need to send it to the service centre to get that repaired. Might be it could have affected the battery or any of the component.


Thanks for using Fixya.

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    taran_2005 Mar 07, 2009

    We aould really appreciate your feedback.





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It appears you have shorted out the battery. you would need to remove the battery and clean the area... i would suggest using a solution of baking soda and water.

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Official apple repair is here
https://selfsolve.apple.com/GetWarranty.do

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