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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Re: wash and dry ipod 3rd gen
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.
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flick the hold switch on and then off again a couple of times...then press and hold menu and center buttons until an apple logo appears and then connect to system and run itunes...it should detcet thw ipod in recovery mode and ask you to restore it...restore it and you're done.
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.
Your first attempt to turn on a washed iPod is the critical one. If you're too quick to try to power it up and the water inside shorts out the electronics, you're done. You can try waiting until the iPod is really dry and power it on again; maybe it didn't short out the first time. But chances are, if you tried once and it didn't work, the damage has been done. There are several ways to try to dry out a soaked iPod….You can put it on a widow seal that gets a lot of sun for 2 days (that is usually your best bet but…I have even heard of people who have put their soaked iPod in a ziplock bag with kitty litter in it. For a few days…..You will more then likely need to do a reset on the iPod either way…..Here is a link to do the reset http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1320?viewlocale=e...) Good Luck and please leave me a rating…..Both ways worked for me…..dang thing is just too small and I forget to check my pockets all the time…
If you have a third gen ipod nano and you locked the screen lock and forgot the code, well what you do is you hook your ipod to your PC,laptop ect. and disconnect it. It should be unlocked. But if you lock it you have to do that over again to unlock it.