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Solving IPods Water Damage – Follow Four Simple Steps
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 April 2011 02:31 Written by admin Wednesday, 27 April 2011 05:43
IPods are truly common electronic devices among people who want to stay connected to the world. They are expensive gadgets that often come with a warranty. Even so, the warranty for an iPod will not cover water damage problems. Trying to ascertain the cause of the damage, the manufacturer would test moisture detectors that are already built-in to the iPod.
So, if your valuable gadget’s working parts get wet, you know you are on your own. The item that has been ruined by water is irreplaceable and some manufacturers will not even negotiate on having its technicians repair it. Even if the guarantee period is still on, the manufacturer may actually charge you money to correct the damage or just leave the problem in your hands.
If that is already plaguing you now, there are few measures you could quickly take to rescue your device.
Step 1: Grab the ipod from the harmful place immediately. Some of you will even drop the little treasure in the toilet. Knowing fully well this is similar to losing a month paycheck or more, perhaps, you should grab it before it disappears. Later on, you can think about the dirt, germs and whatever else.
Step 2: Keep the gadget totally turned off. If you are sure that the iPod was turned on before the accident, grab the chance to turn it off. This will prevent the flow of electric current within its wet inner parts and cause more water damage. Even if you really feel anxious to confirm if the gadget is dead or alive, avoid it at this stage.
Step 3: Try many methods to exit the moisture within the accessory. There are many recommended methods. However, you will find contradicting advice as you try to search the web. Some people recommend use of hair blow dyers or big air conditioners such as fans, while others oppose this method.
Those who oppose argue that these items might produce heat in addition to a gush of wind, which could destroy the inner parts of the gadget. The proponents do not object about the heat production detail, in fact, they think that it helps. Even so, they recommend systematic warm up process by turning on the blow dryer low at first. If you decide to turn on the high mode, they recommend keeping it a distance away from the Ipod.
This will help loosen the adhesive used to close the outers of the gadget. Once loosened, you can use a sharp blade to remove the cover to gain access to the inners. From this point, you can use the hair dryer attentively again or try the rice technique.
Still, some people recommend giving your accessory at least seven days and hope that time will make it dry. While this sounds absurd, the method might work, though, in most cases it will give room for more damage.
Step 4: If the gadget does not work again, do two things. Try to negotiate with the manufacturer so it can be checked for a fee. Note that this is a good option but it might be fairly expensive. Next, you can simply discard the iPod and save money to buy a new one. The one that suffered a water damage problem can serve as a lesson learnt the hard way. One thing you should never do is trying to sell the damaged gadget as second hand item online. Other people will be quick to buy it at a reduced price, and help you recover the lost cash but your action will be unfair.