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
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
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.
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
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
If the touch screen device has a flip feature, open it as much
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
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