iPod + Washer = Bad

Discussion in 'iPod' started by runninmac, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. runninmac macrumors 65816

    runninmac

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    So on saturday I came home from my indoor track meet. Then my mom doing a favor put all my stuff in the wash. Well this morning my dad found it in the lint catcher. :eek: They just gave it to me at dinner, so I pluged it in and now the screen is flashing and it sounds like its crackling inside. At least they are going to pay me back for it, but I feel bad because money isn't exactly fallin off trees.

    Pictures coming soon.
     
  2. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Demands pictures, then is glad for you that the parental units will pay for it. Good thing us lazy teenagers don't do our own wash!
     
  3. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    which ipod was it?
    that's sorta why i don't keep my ipod in my pocket...my mom does the laundry :eek:
     
  4. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    if your just going to scrap that one and get a new one, you might as well open it, and thoroughly dry it with warm air and then reassemble it. it might only be that there is still water on the inside thats causing it to not function properly. hey, its worth a shot if you were just going to scrap it. and if not, sell it for parts, the flash unit may still be worth something.
     
  5. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    The first time my iPod fell, was because my mother grabbed my jacket off the table, while my iPod was sitting in it. It flew through the air and landed face down.
     
  6. inxxcasinoxxout macrumors newbie

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    I second this, do not try to turn it on again, just let it sit for a while and it will dry out, then try turning it on.

    Anyone jumped in a pool with a cellphone in their pocket? Anyone?? Oh...
     
  7. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    Yet Mac + PC = Good? I don't get this apple math.
     
  8. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    Ohhh i wouldnt have pluged it in or turned it on for a while.... sry.
     
  9. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Yes, two summers ago. I didn't even think about it until I was fifteen minutes into the swim. I was playing with my kids. I tried to dry it out, but it was a goner.
     
  10. xPismo macrumors 6502a

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    Did you let the magic smoke out? :eek: if not, you might be able to save it when you dry it out... either way we wan't to see some pictures. :D
     
  11. j2r110 macrumors member

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    thank god i do my own laundry :) i suggest that you start doing your own laundry.
     
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  13. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    would you have? :p



    serioiusly. my parents used to do my laundry, when i was much younger, but they checked pockets before putting stuff in. i do my own laundry now. its a good habit to have.
     
  14. iGary Guest

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    God damn right I would have.
     
  15. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    Finally, a thread to be linked to the next time someone posts a "How do I clean my iPod?" thread!

    or

    It gives a new meaning to wiping your hard drive! (chuckle)

    Pics of your permanently pressed 'Pod, please!
     
  16. runninmac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I almost did, you know the chocked up feeling of sadness, yeah that was it.

    I would of left it out longer to dry but since he found it in the dryers lint deposit I thought it was dry.

    Heres the pics sorry this is what i get with my sisters $120 camera...Ill try to get better soon. I couldn't capture the flashing backlight, I think its completely dead now
     

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  17. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    that wouldn't surprise me at all iGary. :D
     
  18. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow dude that really sucks. You should take it apart and see if it can be dried further, if its completely dead take it apart Or put it back together, go to a public place and slam the ipod on the ground while cursing profusely Just to get the reactions on peoples faces.:D
     
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  20. runninmac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh wow I think I may have to do that! I remember i was just dropping my older iPod (long story, but it made sense) and 1/2 my class turned around and they looked like someone just died.:D

    Mr_Brightside_ I ran the 1600 and 800, but i also do the 3200 (2 mile)

    PS: I guessing this voids my warranty?
     
  21. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    I ran the 800 and the 400. Also, just as a chance, you might be able to let it dry out for a bit without disassembling it, and bring it in to an apple store and just play dumb, like you don't know what happened. maybe you try that, if that doesnt work, then take it apart yourself and try to dry it out further/sell it for parts.
     
  22. Oblivious macrumors 6502

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    Damn those iPod Nano's and their... tininess. If it wasn't so light perhaps your mom would've noticed it before it was sent to its death. :D
     
  23. mymemory macrumors 68020

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    "Parental units"??? is that the way you call your mom and dad???:eek: are they like robots or something??? disturbing!!!!
     
  24. runninmac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah thats all the rage up here in rockford!:p. But when I call them something like that i just use "parentals" or the ATM machine in some cases:p.
     
  25. janey macrumors 603

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    My razr went flying into a pool once, jumped in with all my clothes still on to get it..

    It still works though. I'm loving how it ABSOLUTELY REFUSES TO BREAK :mad: :mad: (i want a replacement w/iTunes support and a better camera, lol)
     

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