4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 22, 2015 1:43 PM by seaotterpup
titletundra Level 1 (0 points)
Never had any problems with ipod until today. It went into washing maching. What can I do to dry it out without damage? Or is it too late.

ipod nano 4th gen, Windows Vista
  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,906 points)
    Dry it off as best you can. Do NOT use a blow dryer or canned air. Do NOT plug it in or try to turn it on. Wrap it in a tissue and put it in a container of dry, uncooked rice for 2-3 days. Then, charge it up and keep your fingers crossed. You may get lucky. However, even if it does come back to life, the warranty is void.

    Best of luck.
  • KamikazeWolf Level 1 (0 points)
    Mine went through it too like a month ago, and I tested it today, it works, but the screen is broken, and when I move it, it crackles and changes volume, is there something else wrong with it?

  • BarlowHouse Level 1 (0 points)
    Dont give up hope! My daughters Nano went through a full cycle before Christmas. Left it on a radiator for a week to dry out thinking it would be dead, but it works! I Tunes still recognises it, I can still sync it and it will play on a speaker doc, it was just the screen that did not work, so you could not choose songs and take pot luck, but hey presto the screen has suddenly started working as well. Ours works for what we need it to do, a few functions still dont work - menu click, but the thing is it still works and the sound is fine! Good luck.
  • seaotterpup Level 1 (0 points)

    Don't give up! I did the rice thing for two weeks -- it did not work. Just now, I was going to recycle it but thought I would give it one more chance and it now works! It took almost 4 weeks for it to dry out, but it did. I plugged it into my iMac, and voila, like nothing happened.