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LCD plus WD-40 = badness

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by GlassHeadlights, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. GlassHeadlights

    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

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    The headphone jack on my 2nd gen iPod touch stared to go out, I squerted a bit of WD-40 in there and fixed the problem but it seeped into my screen and it's f-ed up. Colors and defination are fine but the brightness is blotchy all over the place. Every thing still works fine, I'm typeing from it right now.

    Do you thing it will kinda, dry out?
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    considering it's not water... nope. :p

    never would have thought to try to fix an electronic device by squirting liquid into it.
     
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    95b16coupe New Member

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    you sir are an idiot.

    everybody knows electronics and water don't mix. *shakes head*
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    ^^^ agreed... why the hell would you squirt wd40 into your ipod?
     
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    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    headphone jack sticking? lube it up.....lmao
     
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    D16SiHatch New Member

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    yea man i dunno what you were thinking but you've definitely muffed it up for good
     
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    RoughKnight Christmas Car

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    LOL best thread I read all day
     
  8. GlassHeadlights

    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

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    WD-40 has always fixed electrical problems I've had. I only use it for music and email anyway. It'll hold up until something better comes up, like a touch with a camera.

    But there was still nothing worse than both sides cutting out while you walked with it in your pocket. Yes I tried to clean it out with a rag before the wd.
     
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    lmao wd is 70% water
     
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    Should have put the WD-40 on a paper towel and then put the paper towel in the headphone jack. Worked like a charm on my nano.
     
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    or spray the male plug on the headphones instead of directly into the ipod.
     
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    D16SiHatch New Member

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    exactly what i was thinkin
     
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    Open the case, remove the battery, and flush the whole thing with denatured alcohol (100% alcohol, not rubbing alcohol which is mostly water) repeatedly and thoroughly. Then allow to dry in a well ventilated environment for about a day or at least overnight. reassemble and see if it worked. The alcohol should displace any water trapped in the screen and then evaporate away.
    Now, if it is the petroleum products in the WD-40 that are trapped in the screen, you will have to use some type of solvent or soap to remove them which will be MUCH more difficult.
     
  14. GlassHeadlights

    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

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    Is there any way I can "pop" open without breaking it? After my Nano broke I tried to open it and ended up destroying it.
     
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    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    Apple does not allow mere mortals to open an Apple product. Only the had of The Jobs it's self can coax open Pandora box!

    This thread has also made me laugh. Well done!
     
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    klyph Dismember VIP

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    Yeah, screw apple products. See if your warranty will cover intentionally squirting petroleum products into your electronic device :roll:

    What you should have used was this:
    [​IMG]

    And you should have applied it to a q-tip and swabbed the inside of the headphone jack with that.
     
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    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

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    Lesson learned, i'm glad you guys got a good laugh out of this.
     
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    awptickes unimpressed by you VIP

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    you really are that stupid aren't you?

    next time it's dirty, grab a sponge and some dish soap to scrub it clean.
     
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    caboose USDM to the bone

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    If WD-40 fixed the headphone jack... then I imagine you could fix the lcd with some drygas.
     
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