My Nano just went through the washing machine

Discussion in 'iPod' started by robPOD, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. robPOD macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2006
    :( :( I have just found out my mom washed my 2nd gen 4gb green ipod nano (after thoughtfully collecting my clothes off my floor in my room). Its not turning on. Should I plug it into itunes? What should I do??
    Has anybody had any similar experiences? :( :( :( :(
  2. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 6, 2006
    35 Miles From Chicago, Illinois
    do not touch it let it dry for a few day under a lamp or sumthin.
  3. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    ouch. wait for it to dry. Make sure every last bit of water is out. be 100% sure it's all gone. Then and only then should you plug it in. I wouldn't recommend plugging it into your computer, or at least one you care alot about. It might fry the usb port, if there is any water in it at all.

    Do this and you *might* have a working ipod. My opinion, its busted, don't get your hopes up.

    waiting for it to be dry is true for any electronic that has been washed or watered. You could take the battery out of your laptop and submerge it, wait for it to dry completely, and it works. (in theory anyways)

    How much battery did you have? Thats going to be the killer here.
  4. Lovesong macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2006
    Stuck beween a rock and a hard place
    Chill! It's not as bad as it sounds. Whatever you do, don't plug it in!
    When electronics get wet, they often go dead as there is no contact between the battery and the electronics. Plugging it in now guarantees that you'll fry something.
    Give it 48 hours to dry. Then plug it in and see if you get a response. Chances are you will. My GF once dropped my phone in a pool. I dove in, got it, let it dry, and it was fine. Whatever you do DON'T PLUG IT IN.
  5. robPOD thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2006
    Ok thanks guys. I will let it dry out for 48 hrs and then plug it in to a windows pc lol. It had about half battery. Will keep you posted.:eek:
  6. foidulus macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2007
    I put my regular iPod through the wash

    although I had it in a case. After I let it dry out, it would turn on but then I would get the sad iPod more than likely because the hard drive wasn't designed to be spun that much.

    Your nano, having no moving parts, may fare a bit better, though you didn't say whether or not you had a case on it.
  7. stealthman1 macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2006
    My Shuffle went through the wash without a hitch.
  8. robPOD thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2006
    IT LIVES!!!! Well at least it seems to. It didnt have a case on it. I let it dry out for 2 and 1/2 days on a sunny window ledge. :D :D :D :D
  9. Flowbee macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    Wow... great news! Now it's time to start doing your own laundry. :p
  10. Lovesong macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2006
    Stuck beween a rock and a hard place
    Good! Isn't physics wonderful- water + exposed electrical circuits = bad. No water, no problems. Glad you got it back; Like Flowbee said, do your own laundry.
  11. sam10685 macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2006
    Portland, OR
    why wasn't this posted last April? i have-- well, i had-- a small laptop-type thing with a synthesized voice because i can't talk. then i was caught in a huge rain strom with no cover. it was quasi-ok at first then it wouldn't work at all when i plugged it in. i've been using my cell phone to write text's to people.
  12. robPOD thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2006
  13. Shotgun OS macrumors 6502a

    Dec 18, 2006
    I guess he means since he cannot physically talk, he had to use a computer generated voice by typing words. The rain fried this and he couldn't communicate, so he's been texting.

    I dont see how this relates to an iPod in the wash from months ago...?:confused:
  14. bokdol macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    i believe he is makeing a reference to the fact that he could have used this info last april. but i think he fried his machine. but if this post had happened last april he might have let it dry out then.... like this ipod...
  15. papadopolis1024 macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2007

    LOL the same thing happened to me....HAHAHA....I just emailed apple and they sent me a new one.
  16. 2pac macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2007
    oh.. you should be more careful next time dude :D
  17. dannymarr0803 macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2007

    I normally take my ipod everwhere i go but i was gong out with friends who i havent seen in years when i came back my GF had put my jeans with my 2GB silver ipod nano in the wash unfortunetly i only found this out in the morning after when the washing machine had stopped then i tried to charge on my computer but it wont work what do i do?????? :confused:
  18. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    Wrap it in a towel and leave for a few days on a radiator.

    My wife's Nano ended up in the cat's drinking water bowl. I know that's not as bad as going through a wash cycle with detergent and fabric softener, but you may be lucky.
    I agree that you should not plug it into your computer, just in case. :eek:

    Hope it regains consciousness.

  19. nisserr macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2007

    ugh that just happend to me its a 4gb green nano that just got out of the wash :eek: thats already got a beating when jamie my friend dragged it acrosse the pavmetn cuz...well cuz hes jamie who do i email what do i do?
  20. wade134 macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2008
    Me Too

    okay, so my ipod nano (the older one) 4GB, went through the washer about a month and a bit ago. So I took it into London Drugs, where I bought it and they tried to fix it and it didn't work! so they gave me an email:
    and its no help to me at all!
    what do I do?!, I'm thinking about sending it into apple now, but whats the email, or the site?
  21. ScianS macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2009

    my ipod also went into the washing machine it still plays music but the screen doesn't work.What sould i do.HELP:confused::confused::confused::confused:
  22. marcre macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2008
    East coast
    Buy a new one. That's pretty much your only option.
  23. gan6660 macrumors 65816


    Aug 18, 2008
    Buy a new screen on ebay.
  24. Josh765 macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2009
    Ipod Nano third generation (the one with big screen)

    My ipod nano 3rd generation went through the wash a week ago .. i let it dry out but when i plug into my stereo it started to charge and it turned on; after a few minutes i noticed that the back of the ipod was getting very warm so i unhocked it from the charger. The backlight doesnt seem to be working event though i played around with the settings to see if i could get it working. Also the clicker is not working. (not that important but still notable) Luckily all of the content is still on it but it is extremely hard to see without the backlight. Is there anything i can do to make it work again or where should i go for a repair?
  25. brittney2009 macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2009
    ipod washed

    my ipod nano 4th generation JUST BARELY went through the washer i love this thing so much i just about cried when i saw it in there. can ANYONE help me> i really do not wanna buy another one

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