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Thread: iPod Touch 5g went PLINK into the toilet...

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    Default iPod Touch 5g went PLINK into the toilet...
    It had a plastic case on it so it did not fully submerge and it was pulled out almost immediately.

    It was wet. The power was on. The screen still worked. I could see moisture in the earbud jack and in the lightning adapter.

    I searched the internet for fixes...

    I have:

    1. Shook out the water from the jacks.
    2. Dried it entirely with a towel
    3. Powered it off....don't know why I did that but it seemed like a good idea.
    4. Used a q-tip to dry the jacks as best as possible.
    5. Placed it in a ziplock bag of rice for the past 24 hours.

    I've seen people talk about the rice technique but I'm wondering how you know if its helping?

    At what point do you test it to see if it works?

    When should I try to plug in earbuds? Try to charge it? Or play music through its speakers?

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    Wait a day or so and see it it comes on and go from there.

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    I powered it off last night. Unless it really got fried, it should power back on today, no?

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    Ya can the longer the wait better ya chance

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    Although the rice method does dry it out, there is always residual build up (calcium etc.) left on connectors. It is recommended opening the device and doing a through cleaning (connections) with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol to insure that it continues working.

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    How can you tell if the rice method did anything? Does the rice expand?

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    The rice absorbs the moisture, give it at least 24 hours sealed and completely covered in rice.
    I have never seen the rice expand, not nearly enough moisture to do that.
    After 24 hours, try turning it on and see what you have.
    Again, a through cleaning of all connections is recommended.

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    I don't know if the rice helped at all but it seems to work 100%.

    I don't know how much if any water got inside the device though.

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