What do you do if your ipod gets wet?

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  1. xDahlia
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    Omg! My mum put it in the washing machine for like 3 mins before relizing she put it there.
    Anyone know how to like dry it? Or simply try and fix it?. It does turn on.
     


  2. JPH

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    Crack it open carefully, lay out all the parts and dab them with a little cotton swabs.
    Hopefully nothing was damaged, but if so you could probably pay a little money to get it repaired.

    BTW, wouldn't be a good idea to plug it up and charge it on your computer [​IMG]

    Good luck, m'lady.
     
  3. Psyfira

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    If you can't get it apart then plan B is to leave it somewhere warm for a few days. Don't turn it back on again until it's had some time to dry out properly, you're really lucky you didn't fry something when you turned it on the first time.
     
  4. science

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    DON'T DO WHAT JPH SAID!!!!!!!

    Just let it sit and dry. DON'T OPEN IT AND TRY AND DRY IT!! You'll just mess shit up more. Just leave it in a dry place, and do what Psyfira said, don't turn it on
     
  5. xDahlia
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    okay, cool. I'll let it dry.
    Anyway, after I got back from school, screen seems even more wrecked.

    @JPH Where could I get it repaired? =="
     
  6. ojsinnerz.

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    Agreed. It's not good to open it up, etc. This is a slow way, but it should work after about a week.

    But it's funny, since my Friend's Iriver CLIX 2nd gen went through the washer and dryer TWICE, yet worked without any hassles, lol.

    -Tropicana
     
  7. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    Listen to JPH, what little watter is trapped in there can't evaporate out because, well, it's not open.
     
  8. The Teej

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    Surely if there's holes to get it in, there's holes to get the water out/let it evaporate?
     
  9. Javacat

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    Microwave it for 30 seconds. [​IMG]
     
  10. Sonicslasher

    Sonicslasher In Law we trust.

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    Stick it in your pooper.
     
  11. Psyfira

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    I don't know what all these "don't take it apart at all ever" comments are about, opening it up is a good idea if you know what you're doing. Or know someone who does who can do it for you.

    By saying "the screen is more wrecked" you didn't turn it on again did you?! It's going to take somewhere between a few days to a week to dry out.
     
  12. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    sue.
     
  13. layzieyez

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    Squeeze it super hard like a sponge until all the water is squeezed out.
     
  14. BORTZ

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    Lol oh ya i forgot about that solution. try that.
     
  15. Pizzaroo

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    Yup, squeezing it with a sponge works, mine got wet too, but I was listening in my pool (like an idiot) and my little bro tipped over my raft [​IMG]. It's fine though, It only cost a dollar anyway (won it from a stacker machine [​IMG])
     
  16. Heatguyred

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    get a new one
     
  17. BORTZ

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    wait what?
     
  18. ENDscape

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    Try to fix it and sell it
     
  19. PizzaPasta

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    I thought iPods were invincible?
     
  20. layzieyez

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    If you keep it in an otter box you can pretty much swim with the damned thing.
     
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