Washed iPod Nano

Discussion in 'iPod' started by nylock10, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

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    On Friday I accidentally left my 1st-generation 2GB iPod nano in my shorts pocket.

    My shorts were washed, and so was my iPod. I was scared that I ruined it, so I didn't try to turn it on. Instead I left it in my window to dry over the weekend.

    This morning I tried turning it on, and it works! My battery is still fully charged (I charged it the day it got washed).


    But the screen still has a little bit of water in it, so I turned it off. Should I let it dry for a few more days and check again for water in the screen?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    I would. Maybe put it in front of a fan or something?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just turned it on and it's dry :D

    Is it safe to plug into my computer?
     
  4. macrumors Core

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    being completely soaked and all that i'd let it dry for a good week before usage really. condensation could still build up if there is a tiny bit of water in the thing. better safe than sorry imo.

    good luck and i hope it continues working for a long time :)
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good idea, it doesn't work without plugging it into a charger :(

    I'm pretty mad at myself for leaving it in my pocket, I never realized how much I needed the iPod until now.
     
  6. macrumors Penryn

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    You do realize the Apple sells clean versions of most songs on iTunes. :D

    Let it sit and completely dry out, you should be OK.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    It's great to know that your player still works. Maybe the hair dryer will do the job to the screen :rolleyes:
     
  8. SXR
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    So true. You always realise how much you need stuff until its gone ;)
    Check the MR forums for information about electrodes , or something. There is this genius guy on the forum that told something about the electrodes breaking or something after some time. I have no idea, I wish I knew where it was. good luck on the nano and think twice when washing , okay? :p
     

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