Model A1136 / 30, 60, or 80 GB hard drive / black or white plastic front

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iPod Got wet and noting works. Was told that the HD failed.

So my 5th Gen Ipod vid got wet and now nothing works. I was told that the HD failed and now only the screen flickers. Is it worth it in attempting to fix her or should I just buy new? It wont charge nor will it turn on. the HD used to make noise but now its quite. I've not taken her apart to see if anything else is dead though I am assuming that i might need to replace everything. Is this true? Any advice; besides don't get 'em wet would be great. Cheers.

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walterfrancis, at minimum you will have to replace the battery and the hard drive. Those two things do not like water at all. Disassemble your iPod using this guide. Clean the logic board with isopropyl alcohol (+90%) and check for missing/burned components. After you cleaned is properly, replace the battery. you can check your hard drive by using a Zif-to-USB adapter and see if it does still function. Most likely you will have to replace it. After that, reassemble and re-evaluate. Right now it is strictly academics since we do not know what the inside looks like. Even if you would buy the parts and pieces of, lets say ebay etc. it can still be cheaper than a replacement iPod. Weigh the pros and cons of this based on your finances and your skills. Hope this helps, good luck.

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I outlined the areas that look like definite corrosion. Submerge the board in isopropyl alcohol and clean with a soft brush. It may take a few attempts to get it cleaned. The bottom area is the one that controls your dock connector etc. So make sure you clean that really well, including the connector. It does not look to bad:-) At least your battery connector still seems to be intact. That part has issues off its own :-) Just because you do not consider yourself a "Techie" does not mean you can't fix it. toughest part is already done, you got it apart ;-)

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Turkey, so I took her apart and it looks to me that the board under the wheel is a little dorked I have some pics if it would help you guys help me though i know not how to upload them. Besides that one thing everything else looks good to me though I am not much of a tech guy. Thanks for the swift response.

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The pics are above. Thanks again.

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Weal it was going swell and then a piece of adhesive pulled off a little doodad from the logic board sooo I think I just killed it :( sad day.

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Adhesive? Doodad? what part came off:-)?

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