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Ok, so I am within about a day of etching my iPod via saltwater. I am going to attempt to just let the clip (backside) of it rest in the water, using contact paper to guard against water damage to my circuit board. That is one option. The other is to remove the circuit from my iPod, leaving just the case. I've never done this, but have a guide. Do you think it'd be worth it to dismantle the player? Any, and I do mean any, suggestions are appreciated! Thanks!

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Brennn10
Brennn10

12 years ago

With a past experience opening an iPod, it is fairly easy to do. It is all in one piece, with no spare parts. I recommend taking it out, because it is better to be safe then sorry. An iPod with a water-damaged circuit board is worse than one with just a tampered with case. Go Ahead an open her up!

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

Worked out great. I'm interested in your iPod project!

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Brennn10
Brennn10

Reply 12 years ago

If you have a spare drive, with extra GB, have at it!

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Bran
Bran

12 years ago

Alright, thanks y'all! Removal it is!

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

12 years ago

if you're just etching the back all you need to do is cut the bottom off of a small tuberware container and hot glue it to the back of the mp3 player. don't skimp on the hot glue because it comes off easy. I think I saw this in Makezine before. As always, with expensive projects I will always say this. DON"T HOLD ME RESPONSIBLE. lol

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 years ago

. I vote for removal, too. ANY saltwater will likely kill the board.

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Doctor What
Doctor What

12 years ago

Go with removal of the circuit board. You don't want to risk killing a perfectly good iPod. Removing it isn't that hard. I've ripped open my first MP3 player and my shuffle. It takes a little time to get every screw, but it isn't hard to put it back together.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

When dealing with salt water, if there is any chance at all of getting some on the circuit itself, I would opt for removal; then then, I don't know how good your "guide" is, and I would hate to see you ruin anything following my advice. I would weigh the probability of getting salt on anything important against the trouble of taking it apart.