Yep, Grandaughter had in her pocket and the jeans went through the wash. How do you crack open the case to dry everything out ?
my ipod went thorough the wash in my jeans right? do i thought to let it dry out but it still don't work help me out plz!!!
First of all, do not try to power it on, plug it in, or press any buttons. I would flip the hold swith on top so you see orange so none of that happens. You need to be sure that all of it is dry first. However, realize that something probably bumped it enough to turn it on in the wash too, which could have zapped it pretty well. I would let it sit to dry for at least a week. I know it sounds terrible, but you need to be absolutely sure that it is dry. One tiny drop can ruin a whole ipod, if it is not already broken. There should be edges that are barely noticeable, but if you can pry them open with something really thin, without warping the plastic, you could get it open to dry. Just be very careful not to touch anything inside, because oils on your skin can be just as harmful as water. Good luck, and let me know what happens.
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Yes. I believe there is still hope! Just wait until it is completely dry. You don't want to short circuit it by turning it on when it has water still in it, so wait for everything to dry before trying it again.
These are never easy situations to experience, but I can only advise you to disconnect the iPod Shuffle for the computer, make sure it is turned to "Off" mode and allow it to sit in a place where there is sunlight or heat for at least 3-4 days untouched.
I have heard this process being done by a few folks for different iPod/iPhone devices, so hopefully this will work for you.
This is however, the only suggestion in such cases where an electronic device like your iPod shuffle has been subjected to moisture or water.
If this still does not help, you will more than likely have to take the iPod Shuffle in for service at an Apple-authorized iPod repair center or unfortunately replace it with a new iPod.
I hope this helps and you are able to get your iPod back to functionality again.
I have fixed a few electronic devices (phones, jump drives, radios) by immediately removing the battery, removing screws and cracking the case open a little, and placing it on top of a lampshade with a 40 watt bulb. Device should be at least 8 or so inches away from the bulb. Keep it there for a couple of days in the warmth of the bulb. You might want to place a cloth over the lamp shade to keep a little more warmth in there.
You might not have any luck with the ipod because you can't remove the battery fast. It is very important to be able to remove all power from the device. It is also tricky to crack an ipod case open. This is needed to be able to dry effectively at all.
If it works after a couple of days of drying then that's great. (At least crack the case open.) It should work. But with an ipod, don't count on it. If it doesn't work, mount it on a placard as a reminder to check your pockets before laundry day!!
If it went through the wash, open everything you can and let it dry out for AT LEAST ONE WEEK. Water can get into a lot of areas that are hard to dry out. Since you already tried to turn it on, it might be destroyed.
Tha the same case with my son's Mp3 player , washed it in the washing machine and even it was delicate washing cycle it did not show any sign of life . :-( . The only good thing about it was that it came out cleaner , and my son got newer player .
Having said that, I have nothing to add but I'm sorry but you have to buy new one .
remove screws, pull apart, let air dry or try drying with hair dryer. don't recommend pulling screen apart. There is several layers of the screen. It is hard to remember what order the screen layers go. But still take apart for better drying.
I did the exact same thing to my iPod nano 3rd gen. I discovered it by the noise it made in the dryer when it fell out of the pocket. Clack! Clack! It seemed dead, but it made a full recovery. What I did was put it on the dashboard of my car for a couple of sunny days to dry out, recharged it, and it was fine. If you have particularly hard water, maybe you'd want to try dipping it in some distilled water just to get rid of any mineral residue before drying it out. I'm impressed with how tough these dudes are. Good luck.