Here's the story....some of you may find it to be amusing but I'll go ahead and tell it anyway. I have a black 4gb nano, I believe it is 2nd a generation one. Anyway, so I am getting out of my boat and it falls out of my sweatshirt pocket and into the lake. It isn't very deep there and I immediately go in after it fully clothed . I have a case for it but it is more of a leather sheath and not a plastic enclosure. I was quite inebriated at the time and I am not sure if it was on or not when it took the plunge. I found it after it had been submerged for about 30 seconds and when I pulled it out the screen was on...it said some weird message that was several sentences long. I cannot recall what it said but shortly thereafter the screen went haywire and it turned off. The same thing happened to my cell phone once and I took it apart and placed it in a towel and I turned on the oven and placed the folded up towel on the warm stovetop and turned off the oven, thus warming up the towel and its contents. It worked. Unfortunately, I didn't do this. I went inside, placed it on my dresser and passed out. The next day I gave in to temptation and tried to turn it on the following afternoon--nothing. Today I left it in the warm sunlight for about 6 hours. Could I have ruined my chances of its survival by attempting to turn it on so soon? I am worried that it was wet inside and the turn on attempt shorted it out. I read a story on this forum about a guy who had a nano survive the washing machine. It happened about 40 hours ago. My questions: Could the battery be completely drained? After another day would it be wise to connect it to my macbook? Any suggestions? I was optimistic at first but now I am beginning to feel it may be gone.