iPods are very popular devices that are used for plain entertainment, but because it comes from a very reputable company and it’s not at all cheap, having an iPod is like having a trophy to show off. Almost all iPod owners value their devices greatly, and it isn’t a joke when you talk about getting you iPod damaged or destroyed.
Sometimes, though, there is a very high possibility of an iPod getting subjected to damage and external forces which can cause destruction in the device’s system. Since iPods are designed for constant human use, most people who use it keep it near their bodies at all times. This means if the device is held by a person who is also holding a form of liquid in his other hand, it isn’t unlikely for that person to have his iPod damaged by the liquid.
Water damage is one of the greatest problems that an electronic device can ever encounter. Electricity and water are mortal enemies and never are they going to be compatible with each other. That is why electronic device users observe utmost care in using their devices to make sure that they don’t get any water, or any other liquid for that matter, inside the electronic device.
As for iPods, since they are highly valuable, the last thing that an iPod owner could ever want is to have his iPod damaged by water. But sometimes this can be a very inevitable incident and one way or another, your iPod can get water damage.
What do you do when iPod water damage occurs? Should you freak out? Should you call for help? Should you cry your eyes out all night? Should you save up for a new one? The bad news is Apple doesn’t provide any services for water damages i-devices, including iPhones. The one year limited warranty that comes with every iPhone and i-device also limits the warranty coverage for liquid damaged devices. So if you get you iPod water damaged, you are definitely on your own.
In such case, there are some important tips that you need to follow. First before everything else, do not turn the device on. If it is still on, turn it off. The water or liquid in the iPod can cause a short circuit in the system and permanently damage the device. You need to make sure that at all costs, the iPod is turned off for safety purposes.
The next thing that you need to know is that you shouldn’t use any kind of drying mechanism to dry out the water in the device. Don’t use blow dryers or any other drying device that could be helpful in drying the iPod. A better way of drying out the device is by shaking it. Shake it as many times as you can until absolutely no more droplets of water come out from the device. Wipe off all of the moisture from the iPod using tissue paper or a dry piece of cloth. This will ensure that the device is completely dried and there is no more water left inside the electronic device.
Finally, if you really want to make sure that the device is dried out, put the iPod in a bag of uncooked rice or silica gel. After a day, take it out and shake the device again. After several days, turn on the device and check if it operates. If it doesn’t turn on, the attempt to save the iPod is a failure. But if it does, then you are a very lucky iPod owner because apparently, you have saved your iPod from complete destruction.