There was only about half an inch of coke in the glass but it was enough to get into the contacts. It kept showing a message that it can't be connected to firewire (it's the USB 2.0, iPod Nano) I reset the iPod eventually it stopped showing the firewire warning. I pressed play, it works through headphones, all menus function, nothing seemed to be wrong but then... I press play this morning when it was docked to speakers and it sounded like an out of tune shortwave radio. I now have to listen to it through the headphone out using a lead. I'm glad it's not completely destroyed but it's very annoying. Could it be that some of the contacts are shorting out with sticky coke inbetween them? Is there some chemical that's safe to clean the contacts without causing any damage? I cleaned the contacts on the connector with an old tooth brush but it made no difference.