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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?

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  • pcowan Feb 01, 2008

    Thanks for the help. We were able to open it very carefully.



    pcowan

  • wade134 Mar 24, 2008

    my ipod nano went through the washer and so I took it into London Drugs where I got it and they tried to fix it but it still didn't work. So its been about a month and a bit and still no luck, is there anything I can do? or whats the email or website to send it back to?

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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.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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