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Ipod back light turns on, yet no graphics

I have the exact same problem. I think that my ipod may have been effected by water damage, just from being in a very humid place. I am still not sure how to fix it.

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This works on most mini electronic devices like cellular phones and degital cameras etc .

it sounds crazy .

Remove the back (or Cover ) of the phone( or Camera ), battery, and SIM if your phone ( or Device ) uses one , DIRECTLY
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Then, with a q-tip (or something similar), dab the connection points (shiny, goldish) on the battery, SIM, and phone. This should aid in drying.

Finally, place all contents in a bag of uncooked rice (separately, do not put back together just yet). it sounds crazy , but it draws the moisture out.

It normally is working after just 7-8 hours, but I would wait 12 hours or even 24 hours before attempting to use (just to be sure).

beware the water damage, despite being dry now, will void any warranties. Also, the phone's hardware is now weakened and if you drop it, the green mother board and circuitry could shatter - so be more careful.


This does work on electronic devices aside from phones as well. Simply tailor it to your device. If you do not have a SIM (Verizon phones, cameras, all others), remove only the battery. If you have an iPhone/iPod or GPS and cannot remove the battery, simply make sure it is all the way off, then put it in the rice bag. All electronic devices react the same to the rice trick.
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You live for your iPod.
It's what you listen to in the car, as you walk into work or during your classes, and you plug it into speakers for music in your home.
But you just dropped it into a puddle or into a pool or down the toilet.
Now, you're wondering if you can save your iPod

Get the iPod out of the water and dry it off so there's no standing water on it.
Turn it off. Turning it on while there's water inside it will fry the insides.

Place it in a warm, dry place.
Give it a few days off before turning it back on.
Turn it over occasionally to prevent water from pooling.
Some experts recommend blow-drying it for a few minutes every couple of hours with the blow-dryer set on low.
Try putting the iPod in a bag of rice for a few days.
The rice absorbs the water inside the iPod.
See if your warranty covers your iPod. Usually warranties don't cover water immersion, but if your iPod still doesn't work, it doesn't do any harm to check before you buy a new one.
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Many people find that at one time or another, an electronic device becomes wet.
Whether it's because of a spilled glass, a rain puddle or pool water, water does serious damage to devices such as touch screen phones and tablets.
Water damage also voids many product warranties.
Use these techniques to minimize or eliminate the damage done by water.
If you learn such tips and act swiftly, you may be able to save your touch screen from serious damage.
Turn off the device immediately.
This vital step prevents the electronics from shorting because of the water, as it cuts off the electricity to the important parts of the component's interior.
The longer the device is left on after exposure to water, the greater the chance of water ruining the circuit systems inside the device, which cannot be recovered.

Remove the battery and any other removable parts.
The object here is to create as many venues for the water to leave the device.
Sometimes this may mean just the battery, which is often sufficient.
If the touch screen device has a flip feature, open it as much as possible.


Dry the outside of the device completely.
Use a paper towel or cloth to pat down the device with care, so as not to increase the amount of water entering the innards of the touch screen.
This prevents water from entering through seams or crevices in the device susceptible to water seepage.


Place the device in a bowl of rice or silica gel packets.
Cover it completely in the rice or silica, both of which are highly effective at absorbing excess moisture.
Leave the device completely submerged in the bowl for at least 72 hours for maximum absorption.


Remove the device and replace the battery.
Once you have left the device for as long as possible in the bowl, it's important to test out the device again.
Attempt to turn on the device.
If it does not power up, it is likely broken beyond simple repair.


http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/how-to/tips/4269047

Jul 07, 2013 | Apple iPod touch

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Back light won't turn on. everything else works. I've tried resetting, and reformatting the ipod touch 3rd gen to default setting. nothing. i returned it to Apple, they said it was accidental damage,...


well if the backlight is broken and you have done every attempt from a reset to taking it to a apple store and they concluded it was from water damage there isnt much you can do on the user level unless you have experience in micro-component repair. In my experience i always send my ipod to a online repair company that guarantees there work. I have never had any issues with them and they have fixed 5 of my ipods on a dozen occasions. Click here for ipod repair service. If you feel that this is not cost effective id say use it as it is or replace it. but really it most likely needs a new screen but without myself taking it apart or you taking it apart and looking over the circuitry i cant say for sure that a screen is all that would need replacing.


If you need further assistance please feel free to follow up with a comment and i will be here to assist you. If this assisted you please feel free to rate the comment. thanks and have a great day.

Aug 19, 2010 | Audio Players & Recorders

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How to repair a wet ipod touch


there is no actual repair best thing you can do is to let it dry with the battery removed and a fan blowing on it for a few days. but since its an ipod you cant remove the battery which pretty much means something will be blown unless by fate it wasnt effected. if it doesnt work after that time then you have to determine exactly what is not working. But it would just be best to go to a store and see if it can be repaired under warranty however they do not cover water damage in the warranty.

Aug 17, 2010 | Apple iPod touch

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My ipod will not turn on, it was fully charged and now it wont turn on


Has your iPod suffered any water damage?
It may just be frozen.
You might want to plug it back into the computer for a little while.

Jul 12, 2010 | Apple iPod nano MP3 Player

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I droped my ipod in water and it wont work


Hi!

Ok..well you probably don't need to be an expert to know that you might be in a bit of trouble here.

If it doesn't work & you don't have insurance to cover it..you can try a couple of things because your warranty is likely void anyway.
  • If possible open your ipod's case.
    The more open you can make it the better. Remove anything that you feel you can safely put back together afterwards.
  • Next, put your Ipod in a container of rice (dry of course).
    Rice is extremely effective at absorbing water & will often extract water even from under the screen. If you don't have any rice..kitty litter works as well.
  • Leave it for anything up to a couple of days (depending just how wet it got) & try turning it on again.
This method is by no means guaranteed but it's saved my **** on a couple of occasions with mobile phones & yes, an ipod (so i feel your pain).

I've also got a tech friend of mine that dipped his mobile in a cup of rubbing alcohol before laying it on some paper towel for a day. Worked a treat for him but I'd recommend it as a last resort.

Hope this helps!

Nov 19, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

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My ipod wont play sound aloud, it only works with the earphones, it used to work??


The speakers may be damaged, if you think water damage is the reason that the speakers are broken then follow these steps,
1. Unplug headphones. 2. Take you iPod to a dark place i.e room with light off. 3. Take a flash light and shine it in the headphone jack 4. Look inside the headphone jack. 5. If you see something red it is likely that your iPod got water in it and the speakers are shot.
Hope this helps, --Kaleb--

Nov 16, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

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Blank iPod screen


What you should probably do is just let the battery die and then plug it in and turn it back on.

Aug 12, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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Ipod won't do anything, not even charge


my friend had the same problem, try resetting the ipod. or it may have water or being dropped damage

Jan 13, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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I washed my son's iPod Nano and dried it also...


Water damage is not covered under warranty. They have a small indicator in the earphone jack that will tell the Apple Store if it's been water damaged.

Best way to hopefully recover it is to let it sit without turning it on, plugging it in, etc. for at least a week until all water evaporates. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Mar 14, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

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