Ipod took a tumble

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  1. adelacruz

    adelacruz New Member

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    my 7 month old 80gb classic went for a spin cycle. It was in a pair of my pants and i forgot to take it out. Now it is stuck on an upside down charging please wait screen. is there anything i can do about this? I know apple doesnt cover water damage. its drying under a light now, there was water condensation around the border but thats clearing up, i dont think it will survive but i still need to ask if theres any way to save it.
     
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    probably opening it up to dry ASAP would help. if it dosnt, its hosed anyways, so might as well open it up to help get it dry.
     
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    i dont have a putty knife to open it with how would i open it?
     
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    omgwtfbbqryan OT Supporter

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    i doubt its gonna survive
     
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    either buy a couple or resort to hitting it with a rock caveman style.

    drying it is the best bet, clean up any residue left on the board.. or take it in to a technician who can. You'll need to pray about the HD though..
     
  6. beanolo

    beanolo It does a body good!!!1

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    ipodbattery.com has instructions on opening it up.
     
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    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    make sure your dryer spins in the opposite direction of your washing machine.
     
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    if you can after you open it unplug the battery. this could save it from shorting out if it hasnt already.
     
  9. adelacruz

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    well i wont be able to open it for a while i jst ordered a putty knife today
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    you ordered a putty knife? do you not have a target, walmart, home depot etc near you?
     
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    the best thing to do is start saving money for a new iPod. :p
     
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    DIP IT IN DISSTILLED WATER WITH THE BATTERY UNPLUGGED. This will remove any reside etc that the soap left. dip the whole thing then dry it for two weeks. You might get lucky , but most likely you ll need to replace its hdd.

    Obviously do this while its open!
     
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    I ordered an ipod specific one on ebay.
     
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    Just dip it in alcohol. Make sure it soaks up everything, then take it out and let it dry. Use a hair dryer to speed up the process.

    Seriously.
     
  15. CyberBullets

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    All this work for an ipod. Man, think of it as an excuse to get an ipod touch or iphone! :big grin:
     
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    already have 1, need the 80 for the v-hackle :o
     
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    are you serious for really reals
     

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