Question about Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

3 Answers

Wet iPod.. My iPod Nano 3rd Generation has gotten wet. It did not enter a full body of water (Like dropping into a lake) but I was in a water park and still had it in my pocket. I remember I had it in my pocket about 10 minutes into being in the water park (By that time, I was drenched) I remember, went out of the park and tried to turn on the iPod, it turned on for about 2 seconds and then went off, now it won't turn on at all. Please help!

Posted by on


3 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 502 Answers

Push center and menu buttons as you keep it connected to the computer charger. That will hard reset the ipod. If it doesn't respond to the hard reset it is more likely you have motherboard issue. You can try to open it and clean the corroded parts on the logic board with a toothbrush. If that doesn't help, there are logic boards available on ebay, there is a ipod repair guide that will show you how to open your ipod replace the logic board.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 5 Answers

Try VaxTex Corp. <i>Small Electronics Repair</i> they've done a lot of water damage repairs on Apple iPods successfully. sometimes is just a battery replacement with those things, but apple wont touch it. If they can't fix it they'll make you an offer for it, so you really can't loose. Plus they do free return shipping and free shipping both ways if you live in New York State.

Hope that helps!

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 24 Answers

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.

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Ipod Nano was washed in washing machine now it will not power on. Have tried putting it in rice, and putting it on a warm, not hot surface, and just letting it sit to dry out. Still nothing at all when I...

DO NOT TURN IT ON AGAIN.. l did the same thing to my iPod a while back and called Apple. Their reccomendations are to let it dry out for at least two weeks and try it again. Turning it on again while the interior may be wet could fry the circuts. It nearly killed me to go without it for that length of time but, it saved me loads of money in the long run You may have to replace the battery afterwards (water seems to kill the ability to hold a charge for long) but it seems a small price to pay. Places like Radio Shack or Batteries Plus offer a full battery replacement for about 30 bucks.

Dec 30, 2009 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

1 Answer

Hi i have an ipod nano 3rd g i think it got wet it still plays music but screen doesnt appear at all could u help me

You might need a new screen for your ipod as yours may be completly messed up from the water. It should not be too expensive to replace.

Nov 07, 2009 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

1 Answer

My ipod got wet and now the backlight flashes like a strobe light and then sometimes it just doesn't work. Any suggestions?


Oct 28, 2009 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

1 Answer

8gb Ipod broken please help

have you tried new earphones or speakers? =\ cant really help in this matter i dont have much idea of whats going on but i would try new speakers if i were you

Oct 04, 2009 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

1 Answer

Ipod nano 3rd generation

hi :) well, if you know anyone that you can trust to open your ipod, go for it. i would suggest you to take it in to Apple and ask them if they can get it repaired for you :) hope this helps :)

Nov 04, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

1 Answer

Sleep timer for ipod nano 3rd gen

Go to extras. Select clock. Press enter on you clock settings. Select sleep timer.

Jun 14, 2008 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

2 Answers

Wased iPod nano--was working, now its not.

if you still have a warranty get a new one

Apr 26, 2008 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

1 Answer

Songs arent working need help

here is the iPod nano (3rd generation) Troubleshooting Assistant

Try it, and drop me a line if you need more assistance!

Good luck!

Mar 14, 2008 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

Not finding what you are looking for?
Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation Logo

114 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Apple Audio Players & Recorders Experts

Nagendra Baliga

Level 2 Expert

96 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Computer Repairing
Computer Repairing

Level 3 Expert

14641 Answers

Are you an Apple Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides