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Ipod droped My ipod went through the washer and now it won't start, charge, and it has been all dried out and it still won't work?

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Letting any electronic device go through a washing machine is not a good idea so I hope this was an accident. There is probably nothing that can be done to save your Ipod as fabric softner and soap that would be used are both things that would mess up the internal connections of any electronic device (not to mention the water). Assuming that the ipod did not also go through the dryer (which would create static electricity and probably fry the chips in the ipod also) you can try leaving the ipod sit out for a week or two and then hooking it up to a wall charger and waiting about five minutes to see if it will power on. I would recommend keeping something to put out an electrical fire handy if you decide to do this as I have seen Ipods catch fire when this is done. Also keep in mind the ipod will probably break down sooner rather then later if this works as the water will cause rust to occur on the inside of the device.

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