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Wash and dry ipod 3rd gen

My daughter once again neglected to check her pockets before doing the laundry. This time her nano went for a spin in the washing machine. If that weren't bad enough it then went through the low-heat cycle on the dryer before I discovered it! Errrrgh!  
We let it dry out for several days. Unbelievably, it came on.Worked for about an hour and then died.  Now the charge holds about 1 second. Is it the battery or something else? What do you think it could be otherwise? I'm assuming the limited warranty doesn't cover this.

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  • Annabelle18 Jul 04, 2008

    Update: that Nano that died after the washer and dryer episode? It's now working with no problems. We did the only thing we could do once it stopped working:  prayed. I kid you not. She even had her youth pastor pray for it. A few days later she hooked it up to the charger and, bingo (or should I say hallelujah), it's worked ever since.  Ha!

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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.

Posted on May 29, 2008

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    Corey Knoettgen Jul 05, 2008

    Prayer certainly does work. They did a study where two groups of people were sick - one was prayed over and one wasn't - the group that was prayed over recovered at a higher rate whether or not they knew they were being prayed for.

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