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I put it through the laundry... twice

The first time i put my mp3 through the laundry I got it working perfectly by letting it dry out, the second time it was at a friends house and it doesn't work any more. When you turn it on the screen is just blank and it doesn't do anything. I figured if i hooked it up to my computer it might work but nothing happened at all, the computer didn't even notice i plugged it in. I let it set for like an hour and it recognized it but the f drive didn't come up. I let it set for another hour or so and a window came up with text saying something along the lines of it was a high speed and the usb connection was not. It also said at the top self repair or something, can my mp3 repair itself or is it broken forever??

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Re: I put it through the laundry... twice

Well you are going to need another motherboard. you may have let it dry over, but it still corrodes inside. you have no idea how much damage the water caused, even after drying out. you are going to have to send it in to see how much it is going to cost you. or sell it and buy a new one. thanks, connie

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My son's 8gb i pod was in his pants and i did the laundry with it. how can i fix it before he gets back from a trip??

  • When ever you have an electronic item that gets water logged the best thing to do is turn it off and let it sit under a fan until the water dries up. If you turn it on then you may short things out and then it will need some repairs to it. This is at a minimum.
  • If you can remove the cover and remove the battery this will very much so expedite the drying out of the insides.
  • I have provided a link to a video that will show you how to open that MP3 player and remove the battery. This is the most recommended way to dry it if you can get the back off and remove the battery. I would let it set for a good full three days and just let everything dry up. It may be tempting to try it before hand but let it set until it is completely dry. This is the best shot you have at the IPod working again.

  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Regards, Tony

Jul 20, 2011 | Apple iPod touch

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I washed my sansa fuze in the washing machen and now it wont work! what do i do?

take it apart VERY CAREFULLY. then take a q-tip, and get any loose moisture gathered behind the screen, or any where. then let it air dry, or put it under a hairdryer. if it still doesn't work after that, my brother did a simillar thing...and he washed it a second time in DISTILLED water, which got rid of the mineral deposits from the water, then he did what i stated above. hope it works!

Jan 08, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player

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Ipod+washer=not good.

It is possible that you damaged only the part that takes a charge, so you may have a much less portable iPod. If it had just happened and you let it sit in some dry white rice, that absorbs the moisture and will occasionally solve some problems. At this point though, I'd say that it's probably shot...

Jun 10, 2009 | Apple iPod nano MP3 Player

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Fell in water tank

If you can remove or disconnect the battery and let your ipod dry inside an air conditioned room for a week then if it will work you are lucky enough.

Once it is wet water will cause somewhat of a short circuit but if you were able to remove the power from the gadget sooner you might be able to save it. Good luck!

Jan 13, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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IPod shuffle was sent through the wash...

If you've been trying to turn it on, then it's unlikely to work again. If anything like that happens again, "DON'T TURN IT ON". Take the item apart carefully keeping the screws together and leave the parts spread out in a warm dry place like an airing cupboard for about a week. Then put it back together and cross your fingers.

Nov 11, 2008 | Apple iPod shuffle Second Gen. Silver (1...

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Loose headphone jack

if there isn't screws to take the MP3 player apart then their are clips on the inside
Unscrew the screws (or if you have clips from the on/off switch use a screw driver to open it. this isn't the most safest way to open it i could break so this is a last opption.)
ussing a sodering iron resoder the conection between the loose headphone jack and the curcit board.

(you can pick up a sodering iron at Radio shack for as low as 10$)

Oct 19, 2008 | Samsung Yepp YP-P2 Digital Media Player

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Wash and dry ipod 3rd gen

Other people have dried out their mp3 players and got it to work sporadically, but the water damage is irreversible. Call Apple and tell them that it just won't work - don't give them the details of how it got there.

May 29, 2008 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

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I washed my MP 3 player . What can I do ?

To be perfectly honest, it may be shot. But, as long as you dont try to power it up or charge it while its wet, there is a chance that it will dry out on its own or even better, with a hair dryer on a low heat setting. If it comes apart then you can do a good job at drying it, if it doesn't. then it may dry with a blow dryer. If water inside sits too long, the connections corrode making the MP3 player useless. Be patient, try to dry it and then wait at least 24 hours to fire it up again.

May 12, 2008 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

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My Mp3 wont cut on

warranty void but what i suggest it to let the player run dry completely.

Dec 06, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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My Zen Sleek Photo is a victim of a soda spill

Impurities in the soda (sugars, salt, etc...) can mess up both the electronics and the controls in an electronic device.  Getting the impurities out of the unit is the problem.  One solution I have used successfully with my cellphone (contaminated by sweat):

Remove the battery if possible (definitely turn the unit off!).  Soak the unit in CLEAN (no soap or other additives), warm (not hot) water, swishing it around gently from time to time, for a couple of hours.  If the water turns at all cloudy, replace it with clean water.  Then let the unit dry completely before turning it back on.  This may take several days, putting the unit in front of a dry air source such as a fan, shaking the unit gently from time to time (to move any water pockets around so they dry faster).

It worked on my phone, but my phone has no disk drive.  If it's not working anyway, this may be worth a try.  Good luck!

Oct 07, 2007 | Creative Labs Zen Sleek Photo MP3 Player

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