8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 30, 2005 1:23 AM by kalikka
maryrosegeorge Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
my ipod shuffle got left in the washing machine, and now it is dead. the cpu still reads it and all of the songs on it/. but nothing else away from the cpu. does warranty cover this?

iMac G3, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • Mitch 751 Level 6 Level 6 (11,500 points)
    No the warranty does not cover this. Leave your shuffle dry up for a week and try again
  • mmtannin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I also left my shuffle in the washing machine. I let it dry for a week and it now works. I'm stunned, impressed and amazed. Good luck.
  • Emily Wilson3 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Mine went thru the washing machine, and the dryer, and it still works, except my decrease volume button doesn't work that well, but overall im happy.
  • --tHiRd³ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ya, it seem to be very small... i thought i was the only one that so stupid to forgot his iPod in my pants then "wash" it ahah !

    Its fine now... its only the sub that rush a bit
  • kalikka Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I accidently put mine through the wash too. It still works, but unfortunately, I'm having problems with my battery now. It will charge and play fine. But if I turn it off, the battery drains. Is anyone else having this problem? And is there a way to fix it, or is it just a lost cause?

       
  • Alper Onen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i was washed my shuffle too and i didnt get ridd of easily
    My ipod was working properly but its battery wasnt charging
    I take it to a local apple service and i told the battery isnt recharging( did not even talk about the washing process;)) and after 15 days service had called me and said "your ipod is replaced with new one, please come and take it". When i hear this i thought i will pay money for it because of out of warranty but when i went to take new ipod, it was in warranty range and i took my new ipod without any fee and plus with a big smile in my face lol
    you should try this yeah i know it is a kind of cheat but works
  • vanjulio Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    it was in
    warranty range and i took my new ipod without any fee
    and plus with a big smile in my face lol
    you should try this yeah i know it is a kind of cheat
    but works



    I'm praying this works for me. I had my Ipod Nano for less than 24hrs as a suprise Christmas present this year. I couldn't believe the next surprise would be 1 minute in the washing machine. I snagged the ipod out before the machine even filled up with water - and the ipod was at the top of the wash - it wasn't even fully submerged. Nonetheless, it is a brick now.

    Talk about a device that is "too good to be true". But I was in heaven for a little less than a day. I was totally in love with it. Now it just sits there mocking me in its obsidian silence. boo hoo!
  • kalikka Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm really tempted to try this (despite the extremely bad karma). But I know that with some cellphones, there is a sticker on the inside, that changes colour with water damage, so I'm wondering if there is something similar inside the shuffle. I just don't want to send it in and then get stuck with a bill for over $100 because it's not covered under warranty.