November 27, 2011 4:36 am at 4:36 am #600840
my friends ipod has gotten water logged, in the weirdest way… she put it in rice for a few days, and also tried mouth to ipod resuscitation… but it still seems not to work.
any ideas to bring it back to life???November 27, 2011 5:56 am at 5:56 am #832861TheGoqParticipant
Tell your friend you will take her ipod upstate where it can play with other ipods and run in the fields.November 27, 2011 6:23 am at 6:23 am #832862✡onegoal™Participant
Goq- It’s in a coma it can’t move. On a serious note though, when did she buy it? She may still have a Apple warranty, and even if she doesn’t, Apple might replace it, but chances are less when there is water damage.November 27, 2011 6:28 am at 6:28 am #832863
just make sure she calls apple and NOT cherry… lol;) tell her to take the pink case off and replace it with the blue one. remember it’s nice cause it’s ugly…lol;)November 27, 2011 6:45 am at 6:45 am #832864
Shucks, I thought this thread was gonna address MY iPod problem…
So I’ll just ask: does anyone know what I can do increase battery charge retention?November 27, 2011 7:15 am at 7:15 am #832866TheGoqParticipant
Confuscious say girl who put ipod in rice should listen to music on Ywn.November 27, 2011 10:08 am at 10:08 am #832867
Hey, OneGoal, she wud bring it back, but shes already replaced it abt 3 times, cuz of other faults…Good ol’ apple!!
BCK: a big red apple with 2 cherries on the top. lol
btw, One of Many, just thought i’ll ask… do u leave ur iPod charging until the signal to remove it comes up? try adjusting ur screen brightness 2 a lower setting…November 27, 2011 11:33 am at 11:33 am #832868ToiParticipant
one- drain it as far as you can till it wont even turn on. then charge it till full. should increase battery life.November 27, 2011 3:13 pm at 3:13 pm #832869WIYMember
Yes there is a way. The screen brightness is something that eats a lot of battery. So does the amount of time the alight is on. You should go into the settings by brightness (or display I don’t have an ipod in front of me to see exactly but its in the settings and you should be able to figure it out). What you should do is lower the brightness to as low as possible (if you ever watch a video on it you can raise brightness for that video then go back to low brightness, additionally video burns through battery so don’t expect long battery life if u watch video on your ipod). The other thing to do is change the screen/backlight time out to a low number like 10 seconds or something so the screen light is used at a minimum.
Hatzlacha.November 27, 2011 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm #832870Busy As A BeeParticipant
OneofMany – I know it sounds crazy but this a how I’ve gotten many batteries to retain more power (laptops, ipods, phones etc)
Use it till it shuts down by itself because of no battery (shouldn’t take too long lol)
Then place it in a small zip lock bag
put the small bag into a big zip lock bag
(make sure to get as much air out as u can)
and put it in the freezer for a day or two
Yup the freezer.
The freezer – the reason it works is because with lithium ions get really cold, they produce more conductivity, thus more battery life.
I’ve done it many times getting battery life from 30 min to 3 hrs…
big difference. 🙂
let me know how it goesNovember 27, 2011 4:14 pm at 4:14 pm #832871cinderellaParticipant
oneofmany-I had the same problem so I called Apple and they said:
1) Don’t charge too frequently
2) when u do charge it, only charge it until the battery is full. Never leave your iPod plugged in for an extended period of time, like overnight. That totally destroys the battery.November 27, 2011 6:26 pm at 6:26 pm #832872
Wow, thanks everyone for all the help!
jemmapuddleduck: Yeah, so I usually charge it overnight. That’s what I do with all my electronic equipment. I never tried to change the brightness…hmm, I’ll try that…
Toi: Yeah, that’s what I do every day (out of necessity :S). I do charge it overnight though…just can’t be bothered to check it all the time.
WIY: I don’t use it for anything particularly battery intensive – which is why I’m perturbed that it’s just failing. I just changed the screen brightness to the lowest setting, and backlight is at 5 seconds.
Busy As A Bee: Wow, I never heard that one before! I think I’m gonna try it! (I’ll just have to survive without my iPod for a day or two…)
cinderella: I am guilty on both counts. :S I have to charge it every day, though – I use it for 1-2 hours, and it goes completely dead. I’ll try not to charge it overnight, but I really don’t want to be a slave to it…November 27, 2011 7:26 pm at 7:26 pm #832873whatelseisleftMember
Is it a reg ipod or an ipod touch?November 27, 2011 8:40 pm at 8:40 pm #832875
can we tend to the OP first??? I think it’s only fare….November 27, 2011 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm #832876
jpd: “BCK: a big red apple with 2 cherries on the top. lol”
How about a small RED cherry with 2 BIG green apples at the top..lol;)!!!!!! or in the centre…lolNovember 27, 2011 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm #832877
Hey Goq…Haven’t u eva heard that putting a water damaged electronic device into dry rice, drys up the water….
ne way…all of u …any advice????? its a iPod touch 4Gen if that helps…November 28, 2011 1:33 am at 1:33 am #832878
Have you tried a hard reboot? I think you press the dial button while pressing the bottom of the dial. That is obvious for the pre Ipod Touch.November 28, 2011 2:07 am at 2:07 am #832879erm_saywhatMember
Don’t freeze your iPod touch.
According to Apple’s website:
It’s too easy to accidentally moisten or freeze it to be too cold.
You’ll get better battery life on an iPod touch if you turn off bluetooth and WiFi when not using them. Also, notifications drain battery, so turn those off for apps that you don’t use. (Settings -> Notifications on iOS 5.)
Since it’s a fourth generation device, you have multitasking. Bring up the multitasking tray and press and hold on an icon until they start to jiggle. You can now manually quit any apps that you’re note using.
Best of luck, and don’t forget to check out my apps! 🙂November 28, 2011 2:19 am at 2:19 am #832880
YT: what’s hard reboot??? never heard the term before..November 28, 2011 2:40 am at 2:40 am #832881
whatelseisleft: Regular. Ancient, actually.November 28, 2011 2:55 am at 2:55 am #832882whatelseisleftMember
make sure you don’t have all your programs running at once:
double click the button
There should be the options of programs running
then with a firm push ( 2/3 seconds)
the icons on the bottom should be flashing with the minus sign
click the minus signs
do that all the time – when you have too many programs running the battery is drained
if you have it set that its automatically uploading (opposed to manually) you might want to manuipulate it to see what you dont automaticly need to update
Facebook, imail and others:
check the push notification/ fetch new data
if all else fails:
go to the store have have them do a diagnosistisNovember 28, 2011 3:02 am at 3:02 am #832883
Thanks, but wud u know where the reboot button wud b on the iPod Touch?
Btw…thanks guys 4 ur input…
BCK: Small and petite with a stem and a leaf?? *winkwink*November 28, 2011 7:27 am at 7:27 am #832885November 28, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am #832886erm_saywhatMember
Most Apple devices don’t actually have an on/off button. In this case, it’s the sleep/wake button you’re looking for. Press and hold until the “slide to power off” slider appears. Then, well, slide to turn off.November 28, 2011 2:42 pm at 2:42 pm #832887kapustaParticipant
Maybe try separating it into as many pieces as possible (take off the back cover, battery etc) and get out a hair dryer and have fun.
(Disclaimer: This is just something off the top of my head. I never tried it and don’t know anyone who did.)
Good luckNovember 29, 2011 2:04 am at 2:04 am #832888
Kapusta, cute, but i dont think theres a way to remove the back cover…aside from the case…November 29, 2011 3:16 am at 3:16 am #832889
Do NOT remove the cover or back! It is not made to be removed and will mess up the Ipod and invalidate any warranty.December 1, 2011 8:23 am at 8:23 am #832891
Thanks YT, and all of u for ur help…she ended up bringing it back and getting a full refund…only some people are skilled that way…December 1, 2011 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm #832892A Woman Outside BrooklynParticipant
All devices have little water-sensitive tabs in them. If the item gets wet, the tab changes color. It’s the first thing they’ll look to see if you bring it in, even if it’s under warrenty, because water damage usually isn’t covered. I had the same issue with a cellphone. It was a goner, and your friend’s Ipod may have gone the same route. Sorry, BDE.December 1, 2011 5:16 pm at 5:16 pm #832893midwesternerParticipant
What about people who leave their iPod in a docking station speaker thingy. It’s in there, playing and charging, pretty much 24/6. We only take out to move it to the one in the other room. So it charges all the time! Am I gonna damage it?
(It’s an iPod classic that we only use to play music.)December 2, 2011 1:30 am at 1:30 am #832894
Women o/side bklyn; Dunno if they checked it or not…but they still refunded her..December 2, 2011 1:40 am at 1:40 am #832895✡onegoal™Participant
midwesterner- Yes, I’m pretty sure you are damaging the battery’s ability to maintain a charge, but in your case it should not matter because it’s plugged in the whole time.(So you are not using the battery life) If you are taking it out for some reason then it may only hold a short charge. I can’t confirm this but it’s my thought from my basic iPod knowledge.December 2, 2011 2:48 am at 2:48 am #832896
I never heard of them actually checking a returned item for water dammage before… interesting though.. perhaps only some stores do it, it’s clever I think they should all do it!December 4, 2011 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm #832897
playing music, with the device ‘turned off’, does it drain battery life? i find mine goes real quick when playing music…
(Also iPod touch, 4Gen..)December 5, 2011 1:57 am at 1:57 am #832898
yes it does!!!!December 5, 2011 2:02 am at 2:02 am #832899ShmikwangMember
i think your friend should sit on it and incubate it till it hatches back to life!December 5, 2011 2:06 am at 2:06 am #832900
It’s already safely back on the stores shelves awaiting another sucher, refer to the above posts.December 5, 2011 3:37 am at 3:37 am #832901
Half; iz there any way to preserve it, even while playing???December 5, 2011 7:19 am at 7:19 am #832902
“Half; iz there any way to preserve it, even while playing??? “
dim the lighting, that usually helps.
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