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i washed my ipod!!

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LheartsJ Calculating status...
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Feb 9, 2008 7:50 PM
my mom put my ipod in the washer then it went in the dryer for a few minutes until she realised it was in there, i tried turning it on before she told me that she had washed it. help?
ipod nano 2nd generation, Windows XP
  • Wan Chai Man Level 2 Level 2 (395 points)
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    Feb 9, 2008 8:00 PM (in response to LheartsJ)
    Oh dear... sorry to hear about that

    I read on another thread that although the screen is waterproof, then rest of the device is not.

    Do you have home contents insurance?? Maybe you could claim against that?
    iMac 2.0 * Mini G4 * iBook * iPod Touch * Blackberry 8120 *, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Link2999 Calculating status...
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    Feb 9, 2008 8:05 PM (in response to LheartsJ)
    If it won't turn on after awhile, then it's broken. I'd check up on it the next day.
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  • towheadedboy Calculating status...
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    Feb 9, 2008 8:27 PM (in response to LheartsJ)
    Chances are it's not going to work anymore, and you won't be able to return it for a refund. There are people out there who know how to open these up (to replace the batteries), so if this happened to me, instead of just tossing it in the trash, I would at least find out how to open it up properly, then use a hair dryer on it, on low setting, for about 15 minutes (to remove all the moisture), put it back together and see if it works. Even then, I wouldn't get my hopes up. Sorry.
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  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,450 points)
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    Feb 9, 2008 11:06 PM (in response to LheartsJ)
    I'm afraid that since you tried turning it on, you killed it.
    No harm in leaving it sit, turned off, for a week or so and then trying to turn it on.
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  • jr20079 Level 4 Level 4 (1,960 points)
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    Feb 9, 2008 11:39 PM (in response to LheartsJ)
    Ok try these steps


    1. Fill a container with rubbing achool and immerse your iPod remove from bucket after 30 seconds. let it sit for 2 weeks before turning it on

    Or
    1. Fill a bucket with rice and make sure the iPod is under the rice


    Next time check your pockets
    Dell w/sp2 HP w/sp2, Windows XP, (Toshiba Windows Vista) (iPod touch 16 GB WK 47 1.1.3 w/ apps) (. =Delete)
  • mrtotes Level 6 Level 6 (11,810 points)
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    Feb 10, 2008 2:29 AM (in response to LheartsJ)
    I would not recommend applying any direct heat but rather leaving it in a warm place for a week or so in the hope that it will dry out.

     

    Good luck.

     

    mrtotes

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  • Robert Bjoraker Calculating status...
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    Feb 10, 2008 10:41 AM (in response to mrtotes)
    Had this happen to a PDA phone...
    First thing to go is the Li-ion battery which usually shorts out immediately. Next, the complicated electronics also develops multiple faults. Got a new battery and my phone would turn on sometimes after a long, long drying out, but was completely glitched when it did.

    If your battery is alright, maybe you will be ok. Good luck.
    Intel QX6700 at 3.4ghz, Itouch 32gb, Ipod 5th gen 30gb, MacBook, Windows Vista
  • jr20079 Level 4 Level 4 (1,960 points)
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    Feb 10, 2008 10:44 AM (in response to Robert Bjoraker)
    Robert,

    How can you get the battery out? (Can you please look at my post about 32GB iPods)
    Dell w/sp2 HP w/sp2, Windows XP, (Toshiba Windows Vista) (iPod touch 16 GB WK 47 1.1.3 w/ apps) (. =Delete)
  • Robert Bjoraker Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Feb 10, 2008 5:57 PM (in response to jr20079)
    I don't know how to get the iTouch battery out. My Windows Mobile PDA phone had a latch/door to remove/replace the battery.
    Intel QX6700 at 3.4ghz, Itouch 32gb, Ipod 5th gen 30gb, MacBook, Windows Vista
  • Conal Ho Level 2 Level 2 (495 points)
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    Feb 11, 2008 11:52 AM (in response to LheartsJ)
    Looks like mummy is going to have to buy you an iPod!
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  • melvel Calculating status...
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    Feb 11, 2008 12:26 PM (in response to LheartsJ)
    About 3-4 years ago I accidentally dropped my iPod in my water bottle when I was going to practice. It was only in there for a couple minutes before I realized what had happened. When I got to practice everyone told me not to try and turn it on. One guy even opened it up and told me to leave it out in the sun while we were practicing (it was a VERY nice day over spring break). He also told me not to take any heat to it because it can damage the circuits. At the end of the day I attempted to turn it on. At first the screen was pretty washed out but after leaving it on for awhile, it was actually functional and legible again. Sometimes the screen washed out when I first turned it on but it was definitely still usable. Hope this helps!
    Macbook 13.3' 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
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