My iPod got drenched in the rain and it would not respond to any interaction with the wheel. The only thing it would do is light up the screen with a dull white light and shriek this really high pitch frequently endlessly, but that was only if it was plugged in to the computer. The goal of this article is to show you how to fix your iPod after getting it soaked in water.
I had no idea what to do other than blame the whole Steve Jobs wants you to buy an iPod once a year thing. I mean, seriously, shouldn’t the iPod be waterproof?
I figured the only possible things I could do were:
- open it up and try to see what was wrong
- send it to Apple and pay to have it fixed
- sell it on eBay/craigslist; as a broken item, of course, because even broken they still fetch a pretty penny.
Naturally, I decided to open it up.
A quick search on del.icio.us led me to iFixIt.com Repair Guides for iPods, which is a pretty rad site that is dedicated to helping you repair your iPods and other Apple stuff. It was by using their site that I was able to resurrect my iPod.
The first thing I tried to do was open up the iPod and let it dry out for a few days. What I did next is broken down into 3 different steps.