iPod through the wash

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Astral Cars, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. Astral Cars macrumors regular

    May 11, 2005
    St. Paul
    Hey guys, my friend just put his iPod through the washing machine. He took it out and it still worked somehow. It's a 30GB 5G iPod. The screen looks a little weird, but for the most part it works. Just wondering if there is anything he should be doing to make sure it keeps working. I had heard of shuffles still working after going through the laundry, but not an HD based one. Let me know if you have any thoughts. Thanks.
  2. eRondeau macrumors 65816


    Mar 3, 2004
    Canada's South Coast
    Ah yes, the age-old story. Search the forums here, you'll see there have been plenty of postings on this topic already. BTW from personal experience -- a friend washed her pink mini (never worked again); another friend dropped his wife's pink mini off his sailboat into the murky depths of Lake Erie (never seen again); and just yesterday I washed & dried my first-generation shuffle in my pocket (needed a recharge but otherwise works great, although the headphones are toast.)

    Looks like your buddy just got himself a semi-reliable 30GB USB HD.
  3. polevault139 macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2006
    My friend did the exact same thing you describe. He left it out for a few days and it works still. I think that after a while it will have some effect thought. Water and electricity dont mix.
  4. smueboy macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2006

    I'd suggest not washing it again... :)

    They do seal pretty darn well, but if some water got into the unit it will cause some damage over time. He could always take it in and have then open it up and check it; or just keep hoping.

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