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If an iPod has been dropped in water, is it possible to turn it back on again?

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Try to shake all the water out of it that is possible by shaking it out of the earphone plug hole, and the docking station hole at the bottom.
If you can get some silica gel, put your ipod in a plastic bag filled with fresh silica gel and put it in a warm place for about a week or so.
If you cannot get silica gel the after removing as much water as possible put it on a warm surface (TV.etc) for a few weeks, then try to turn it back on.
This works most of the time.
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You live for your iPod.
It's what you listen to in the car, as you walk into work or during your classes, and you plug it into speakers for music in your home.
But you just dropped it into a puddle or into a pool or down the toilet.
Now, you're wondering if you can save your iPod

Get the iPod out of the water and dry it off so there's no standing water on it.
Turn it off. Turning it on while there's water inside it will fry the insides.

Place it in a warm, dry place.
Give it a few days off before turning it back on.
Turn it over occasionally to prevent water from pooling.
Some experts recommend blow-drying it for a few minutes every couple of hours with the blow-dryer set on low.
Try putting the iPod in a bag of rice for a few days.
The rice absorbs the water inside the iPod.
See if your warranty covers your iPod. Usually warranties don't cover water immersion, but if your iPod still doesn't work, it doesn't do any harm to check before you buy a new one.

Many people find that at one time or another, an electronic device becomes wet.
Whether it's because of a spilled glass, a rain puddle or pool water, water does serious damage to devices such as touch screen phones and tablets.
Water damage also voids many product warranties.
Use these techniques to minimize or eliminate the damage done by water.
If you learn such tips and act swiftly, you may be able to save your touch screen from serious damage.
Turn off the device immediately.
This vital step prevents the electronics from shorting because of the water, as it cuts off the electricity to the important parts of the component's interior.
The longer the device is left on after exposure to water, the greater the chance of water ruining the circuit systems inside the device, which cannot be recovered.

Remove the battery and any other removable parts.
The object here is to create as many venues for the water to leave the device.
Sometimes this may mean just the battery, which is often sufficient.
If the touch screen device has a flip feature, open it as much as possible.

Dry the outside of the device completely.
Use a paper towel or cloth to pat down the device with care, so as not to increase the amount of water entering the innards of the touch screen.
This prevents water from entering through seams or crevices in the device susceptible to water seepage.

Place the device in a bowl of rice or silica gel packets.
Cover it completely in the rice or silica, both of which are highly effective at absorbing excess moisture.
Leave the device completely submerged in the bowl for at least 72 hours for maximum absorption.

Remove the device and replace the battery.
Once you have left the device for as long as possible in the bowl, it's important to test out the device again.
Attempt to turn on the device.
If it does not power up, it is likely broken beyond simple repair.

Jul 07, 2013 | Apple iPod touch

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Ipod touchgot wet, now it freezes at apple logo

Try placing your Ipod in a large bowl of uncooked dry rice for 24-48 hrs. Then plug it in to see if this will allow you to use it again.

Jun 06, 2012 | Apple iPod touch

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I dropped my in the toilet and it was working fine until about 20 minutes later the screen just went completly white. What do I do?

Hi Lizzy,
There is probably some water still in your ipod causing your problem.
Firstly, switch your ipod off. This can help prevent any more damage being caused.
Then, leave your ipod in a warm dry place, an airing cupboard or near a radiator (not on top!) for 6-8 hours.
After 6-8 hours try turning your ipod on to see if it is working again.
If it still isn't working turn your ipod off again.
Fill a small bowl with rice and submerge your ipod completely in it over night. It sounds a bit strange, but the rice draws out any of the remaining moisture in the ipod.
In the morning take the ipod out and get the rice out of anywhere it may have got stuck and try again.
Regards, sjstore2

Jan 19, 2011 | Apple iPod nano MP3 Player

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Ok so i have an ipod touch 3rd gen. 32gb. and i dropped it in water, it worked for a while and the brightness dimmed out and could barely see anything! and i was like all freaking out and when i put it in...

Well all may not be lost.
First off, I do have to say, if this ever happens again, DO NOT hairdry it. It might just further damage your iPod because of the extreme heat.
Instead, do what I will tell you to do now.
With any electronic item that you might have accidentally dropped into the water, place it into a container full of rice and bury it. The rice will naturally try to soak out all the water in the device. It might need a day or two, but after that, it should start working.
Since your aunt hairdryed it, it is possible that you really did damage it. Try the rice method first. If it doesnt work, then go to the Apple Store and try to get it repaired by them. If they refuse, you can give them your old one and buy a new one with a 10% discount.
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Jan 16, 2011 | Apple iPod touch

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My MP3 player fell in a lake. Is it possible it will ever work again? I feel horrible about this. Thank you

I think you need to fully dry it out before you attempt to use it. If the lake was very dirty, it *might* be better to rinse with clean water, but I'm not sure.

If you can partially dismantle it first, that will probably help it to dry. suggests putting it in a bowl of rice, which will tend to absorb moisture.

Good luck

Sep 12, 2010 | Philips GoGear SA3020/37 MP3 Player

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It will not turn on

Could be rust build up or you didn't let unit completely dry before running unit again

Nov 28, 2009 | Apple 20gb Ipod Mp3 Player With Click...

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I just don't know how to turn it off. I have a ipod 8 GB.

Hold the button on the top of the ipod for a few seconds and it will shut off.  You don't have to shut it off though, cause it just goes into sleep mode until your ready to use it again.  If holding the top button does not work, then you got a defect in which you should take back to the store for an exchange.  Note: Apple won't do sh.t for you if they found out you dropped this thing hard or water damaged it.

Nov 06, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

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Ipod touch wont turn on,sync,charge,restore, or anything.

Your ipod is in paper weight mode because you either dropped this thing like a bad habit or exposed it to water.  This thing is like a cat and hates water.  Take the thing back to the store if your within your 30 day return window or take the thing back to the Apple store if your within your year window.  The Apple folks will give you a brand spankin new one if they can't figure it out, but they won't give you sh.t if they find out you water damaged it or dropped it.

Oct 31, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

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Wet iPod..

LOL...i'm not sure...but i think you shouldn't have turned it on cuz that sounds like in that 2 seconds time, everything burnt out inside of it. like the chips n stuff... you should've kept it for 2-3 days so the inside would dry out....

try to dissemble n do a clean up inside..using an air blower-can or a cloth if possible. n then put it back n turn it on.

Jun 04, 2008 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

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