5089 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 16, 2006 11:52 AM by kitkatbar2406
Just for future reference... if you drop an electronic device in water... do not turn it on until it completely dries out... you risk causing more damage if you do. Hopefully, in this case, you haven't caused any permanent damage by turning it on. Obviously, the first thing you think after doing something like that is "Oh.. Sh*t!... Let me turn it on to see if it still works". Try not to use it anymore... at least for a few days. Because of the way the Nano is built, it will take any water that might be in there quite a bit of time to evaporate. Since you've already voided your warranty, you may want to open it up (if you feel comfortable with doing that sort of thing)... that would help it to dry out much faster and more thoroughly... Here is an excellent tutorial on opening up the Nano... you don't need to completely disassemble... just removing the cover will help alot...
Gen 1 Nano:
Gen 2 Nano:
Yes that kind of thing gets posted here from time to time.
There isn't anything you can do except let it dry out completely for at least a week. You maybe shouldn't have tried to turn it on yet.
If after that, you cannot get any response, and it won't reset or restore (after charging the battery), then it needs repair.
Apple won't do it since it was accidental and the warranty doesn't cover that.
You should look at one of the 3rd party repair sites such as iPodResQ.
People have posted that their iPod came back to life after being immersed in water so you may be lucky.