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Saving your iPod or iPhone after receiving water damage can be difficult. The internal components of these devices are extremely compact making it difficult to reach certain areas for cleaning easily. If you are one of the thousands of people that have gotten your iPod or iPhone wet at some point you should take every precaution to prevent the liquid from doing further damage while you attempt to dry it out. Repair Sharks can repair many water damaged iPods and iPhones by reconditioning the internal components and reflowing certain areas of malfunctioning logic boards. The process is unique to Repair Sharks and has been evolving regularly using new techniques and procedures to raise the success rate of such repairs.
We get many questions regarding the cost of repairing a water damaged iPod or iPhone. There really is no set way to distinguish price for water damaged iPods unfortunately. Each case is generally unique in nature. The damage can be minimal requiring just a battery or cleaning to start working again or it can require much more detailed work such as reflowing certain portions of the logic board. If our initial repairs do not yield a working iPod then we have more in depth options where specific repair work to the logic board would be performed. In the majority of cases the price is going to be more cost effective than purchasing a new one. We find that the average customer saves about 50% off the price of buying a new unit and sometimes even more of a savings.
Other types of liquid damage such as soda, tea, coffee, salt water, pool water, etc., can do more damage than clean water. Salt can corrode internal circuitry within a few minutes and start to eat through the tiny pins on the chips. Batteries usually blow quickly when water is present inside the casing as well adding to the problems that you have. If the iPod or iPhone water damage is caught and treated early enough the iPod could be saved without needing major repair work.
Many of our customers ask us what to do when their iPod or iPhone gets wet. We usually suggest putting the iPod in a zip lock bag with white rice. The rice will help with moisture absorption and essentially pull the water out of the device. To take this one step further we suggest keeping it somewhere warm to help raise the humidity level inside the iPod or iPhone and help the rice absorb faster. This whole process can take a while so be patient. We usually recommend two days as a good rule of thumb. Some people may say one day is enough but we have seen many iPods and iPhones with water still lingering inside after being in rice so the longer the better usually until a technician can look at your iPod and clean the additional water left behind.
Repair Sharks offers diagnostic and repair service for water damaged iPods and iPhones. Repair Sharks offers water damage services on iPod Touch 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation, iPod Video, iPod Classic, Photo generation, iPhone 3G, 3GS, and 4. We are always adding new models and devices as the market expands. Visit our website for more information on diagnostic or repair services.