We put together a nice article on saving a water damaged iPhone. It discusses a process that includes how to clean out your iPhone after liquid damage occurs, also ways to remove contaminants if you spilled such things as coffee, tea, soda, etc. on your iPhone. It is a multi step process and should only be used at your own discretion. We do not guarantee this will work and it is more drastic than your typical bag of rice drying method. It builds on the rice method with some other techniques that we have found can work.
Typically the first hardware item that goes in water damaged iPod or iPhones is the battery. After trying this method you can test to see if the iPod works by plugging it in to a wall adapter or by connecting to your PC or Mac as described in the article. If it doesn’t power on without the charger connected this is usually indicative of a iPod or iPhone battery issue.
See below for our ezine article.
The hardware from the new 3rd generation Touch utilizes a modified hardware platform from the 2nd Generation in the 32 and 64gb models which was released a few months ago. I believe the new iTablet is based on a similar SSD storage setup.
They are taking this to the next step with the use of the intel atom processor. My guess is that in a nutshell it’s a glorified iPhone/Touch the size of a netbook with touch screen capabilities using the digitizer technolgoy from the Touch and iPhone. Apple then pairs the advanced hardware with similar software from the iPhone that extends the reach of the Touch and iPhone enabling features not available through the handheld devices.
Having repaired many Touch and iPhones you realize there really isn’t much inside that is user replaceable which overall probably helps keeps costs down significantly by keeping all the components on the board for the most part. From a marketing standpoint it looks like it’s a direct competitor with netbooks.
Yes ladies and gentleman it’s a big iPod Touch. My guess is a $399-499 pricetag.
Consider buying Apple Stock, last time they announced a new product it sold 1 million in less than a month and the stock went up. This product will have a wider audience given it isn’t locked into any carrier agreements but given its pricetag and market I do not suspect it will hit that number out of the gate. It will however add a new area to their lineup which is a lower cost platform and new target audience for Apple to market towards.
This is just my guess seeing what specs have been released as well as some of the photos. My guess tells me that it will sit somewhere between an iPod Touch/iPhone and a laptop. Strangely similar to a netbook wouldn’t you say? It even looks like a giant iPod Touch.
We are working on some new parts graphics for the site. The layout will include a picture of the iPod part and iPod model for each product picture to help identify which iPod it is for. We are also adding battery model numbers to each battery listing to help with identifying battery replacements. The battery pictures should be going up steadily over the next 1-2 weeks as we edit and upload the photography.
The overall re-branding is going well and we have made a lot of progress over the last two months. We are hoping to be fully transitioned with all re-branding by the end of March time permitting. We are putting in countless hours to bring you the best repair site on the web.
New iPod Battery Picture Layout
Repair Sharks parts are all inclusive. Opening tools are included with all our iPod and iPhone parts. We ship two non-marring iPod opening tools in every package. These tools are provided to allow for a scratch resistant method of opening your iPod. The tools are meant to take the damage rather than the delicate outer casing of your iPod or iPhone.
iPods and iPhones can sometimes be tough to open, we recommend additional tools that may help to open your device successfully.
Small screwdrivers – Flat head sizes 1.0 – 3.0, Phillips sizes 000 – 0
Razor blade – Single Edge Razor Blade
Guitar Picks – Thin guitar picks work well for opening an iPod
Opening your iPhone may require different techniques or tools not listed.
Repair sharks does not take any responsibility for damage you may cause due to opening or repairing your iPod. If you need assistance it is recommended to let a professional install the parts for you.
Tools for opening your iPod Safely
Today the UPS truck came to pick up another box of recycled batteries. The iPod battery recycling program has been working well since its release in mid 2008. We have been carrying on our best practices and building up the program to include the plastic packaging and used cardstock. Our numbers indicate we are effectively recycling about 80- 90% of packaging and 100% of all battery waste. . We are halfway done with our next battery recycling box and look forward to the continued efforts of the Repair Sharks team.
Here’s a picture of Ron holding one of Call2Recycles battery recycling boxes. This is where we store the iPod batteries after removal from repaired iPod’s. Each battery is individually wrapped in a battery bag to prevent any cross contamination or leakage of the chemicals inside.
iPod Battery Recycling Program