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I have an ipod nano 3rd generation 4GB. It had a waterbottle tipped over onto it giving it a good soaking possibly over 1-2 days. I have dried it out gently over a couple of days in a warm environment. Then when I put it on to recharge I found it will connect with the computer but will not charge and the screen on the ipod doesn't light up. Should I just leave it on charge a long time or does it need a new battery or what? Thanks

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You shouldn't leave a broken lithium ion battery on charge for a long time, it could lead to potentially even more problems. Lithium ion batteries are extremely powerful for their size, but when not properly handled, they *could* start a fire.

If you take the iPod to an Apple Store, they might be able to change the battery for you for a fee, but that's given there are absolutely no other damage done to it. I don't know if they'll be able to tell just by looking at it.

You can save a few bucks from what Apple charges by getting replacement battery from third party vendor, such as:

http://www.ipodjuice.com/3g-ipod-nano-battery-replacement.htm

They offer a replacement service, but you can also choose to install your own battery. As a forewarning, replacing a iPod Nano battery is not easy, given such a tiny space to work with, and how the iPod Nano is sealed.

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