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iPod Nano washup

6149 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 13, 2008 11:14 AM by ADairyFarmer1 RSS
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Dec 23, 2007 7:07 PM
Hey all.

I uh, hehe, had my iPod nano gen 2 washed in the laundry cycle. It works, but a few problems have arisen:

1. The iPod can't be recognized by anything. Thus, it won't recharge.
2. The backlight doesn't work.
3. When the backlight works, the iPod thinks it's recharging.
4. The Clicker sound from teh speakers is lower (hehe this is really trivial).

I am using CaCl2 to dry out the water. Any other tips?

Please.

Thanks so much.
Windows XP, Dell
  • Langdon Level 4 Level 4 (1,195 points)
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    Dec 23, 2007 8:27 PM (in response to ADairyFarmer1)
    G3 8500, B/W 400Mhz G3, Sawtooth DP450, 1Ghz iBook, 1.8Ghz Quicksilver, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Langdon Level 4 Level 4 (1,195 points)
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    Dec 24, 2007 1:27 PM (in response to ADairyFarmer1)
    I am saying that what you do immediatly after the iPod comes out of the water is the crucial factor in it ever working again.

    If you tried to turn it on or tried to sync or charge it then that is when the damage occurs.

    What causes the damage is not the water on its own, its the electricity flowing through the wet circuits when you power the iPod on.

    If you already tried to use it then THAT is when the iPod was damaged.
    IF there is any hope left _stop checking_ to see if it works right and just let it dry out. Give it a week, or if you know how to do it take the Nano apart so it dries faster. But playing with it to see if it still works within the first 3 days of it getting wet is a horrible idea.
    G3 8500, B/W 400Mhz G3, Sawtooth DP450, 1Ghz iBook, 1.8Ghz Quicksilver, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • rm57vette Calculating status...
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    Dec 27, 2007 3:51 PM (in response to ADairyFarmer1)
    Try putting it in a bowl of rice. This is suppose to pull all the moisture out of the electronic devices..i.e. cell phones

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