My daughters ipod went through the washer. We have been letting it dry on its own. There is still a small water spot on the screen. Any suggestions before we turn in on? Is there a way we can open it up to let it dry without destroying it?
There is a way to open it up but it's not easy. You need an ipod openening tool or other very thin but sturdy object (guitar picks work well also). You slide the pick or tool in between where the case front and back meet and twist to open it up. you will have to do this all along one side. When you get it opened up enough it wil just pop open. You might be able to find an ipod repair shop in your area that would open it for you for no charge. Putting it back together is easy, just snap the front and back together again.
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if u get electronics wet like phones and ipods take it completely apart. Blow in it why u r running to get the blowdryer,blow-dry it till u don't c any more water then blow dry it some more.Then put it in a bag of rice.leave it there for a day or 2. make sure u get the speakers and microphones especially.
ok so thats what exactly what happened to me same i pod ... everything except for the circles what u need to do is bring it to the apple store and tell them what happened and the light might have eather burned out, the water got into it and shorted out, or it got disconnected when it was bouncing arround in the washer and/or dryer. so they should be able to fix it and get out the spots from cleaning it when they take it appart. I Hope this helped!
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.
Sometimes if you leave it sit for several days or so it will dry out completely and start to work again. I don't recommend charging it or plugging it in for several days or so as if there is still water in it, it may fry some of the chips. It may be beyond repair though.
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.
The bad news is its probably scoobied. Open your ipod up by using two small screwdrivers inserted between the metal and plastic parts of the casing and gently prise apart. Disconnect the hard drive and put to one side. Then there are some small screws that hold the top part of the casing on, unscrew these and lift the plastic cover away from the logic board and chassis.
Leave your ipod and all the bits open in a warm dry place for a couple of days to make sure it is fully dry. Then reassemble and try charging it.
As I say its probably knackered but you might get lucky.