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Ipod nano went thru washer, now won't work

I left my 8gb ipod nano in my jeans and they went in the washer & dryer still in the pocket. Now you see water on the screen. Help!!!!!

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  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    my mp3 player whet in the wacher and dryer



    and know it wont work

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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.

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