What To Do When Your IPod Gets Waterlogged
The MacIntosh iPod has become a very important accessory to many music and video lovers around the world. They are so small and so portable that you can take them anywhere you want and everyone in all age groups love them. The iPod can hold 15,000 song downloads, 150 video hours and 25,000 pictures. This makes it convenient to hear all your favorite music anytime and anywhere you want. You can also end up dropping it in many unwanted places due to its small size. Many iPod users have found themselves in the, not so nice position, of dropping it in or near water.
It can be dropped when brushing teeth, washing up or at the pool. It unfortunately gets dropped in puddles and all sorts of strange places. The biggest concern for most people in this situation is if it can be repaired. The answer to that in many cases is yes, unless of course it was extreme damage. All it takes is a couple of easy parts or repairs to your waterlogged iPod.
Of course the first move would be to get the iPod out of the water immediately, and turn it off. You can get shocked so make sure itís off. Then you would want it to become completely dry. This will take some time and wrapping it up in a towel or something to help it dry. Then put it in a nice moderately warm place or room, even on a window sill would be fine. Then itís best to wait at least 48 hours or longer is even better, before you try to repair. After the required amount of time try switching it on, if you get the folder or sad face donít get worried yet, it is recommended that you restore and erase the iPod. To do this step you will need: - To go to My Computer, then select desktop. - Next you will click on iPod. - Right click and select format.
- Next select FAT 32 and - Then reboot. The restore and erase should work for you if the hard drive was damaged. If this does not work, you may be facing a more difficult situation of having to replace some parts or getting professional repair. There are waterproof products to go along with your iPod, thatís always a wise decision so you wonít need to face this again. Otterbox has many accessories to help keep your iPod dry. They can hook you up with waterproof cases so you can even take your iPod in the shower or other places around the water. People seem to love their products and they seem to work well. RazorReef also has a collection of tools for you, even swim belts and headphones. Now there will be no worries when you are on the beach or anywhere else. If your iPod is totally unable to be repaired you can always recycle it and get a ten percent discount.
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