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Ipod mini won't work

Ipod mini got wet about a month ago. Only the apple logo shows in the screen when plugged into the computer. The computer doesn't recognize it. Please help.

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  • Thomas Rehm Aug 08, 2007

    All that happens when plugged into the computer is that the apple logo comes on. When I push play and select together, it blinks off, the apple logo comes back on and that's it. That is the biggest sign of life my poor ipod has seen.



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Hi footguy....When you say "wet", do you mean that it took a short iRinse? Or did it go for an iSwim? Generally, these types of electronic devices, including laptops will of course, shut down when drenched, or upon excess moisture detection. But they also operate properly once 100% dry again. If your iPod did indeed go for an iSwim, you may still have excess moisture. You may want to minimally open it to assist with the exposure of fresh air to accellerate the evaporation. DO NOT use any heated fans or hair dryers. At most, just a plain 'ol fan will do. If you are absolutely confident that it is completely dry, and still experience this issue, you may have to surrender and take it to an iDoctor. Please update your post with any further information and/or your progress.....good luck my friend

Posted on Aug 05, 2007

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  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2007

    Hi footguy...After further thought, I think I'm misunderstanding, and need more specifics on your issue. But since I'm here, let me add that if it "powers up fine", but that's as far as she goes, then simultaneously press and hold Play and Select for 5 seconds to reset it.

  • Anonymous Aug 09, 2007

    Hi footguy...while I continue grappling with your issue, I would like you to try fully discharging your player as best that you can, then FULLY charging it via USB 2.0 (high speed), or dedicated firewire. Also, please continue trying to reset it by simultaneously pressing Play and Select at the same instant. The tricky part about this reset procedure is that it's deceivingly difficult to instantly activate pressure on both buttons at the exact same time, and usually requires multiple tries even for the most nimble manipulators.

    The fact that your poor 'lil iPod DOES exhibit acceptable signs of iLife provides great optimism in my 'lil iMind that we will successfully prevent it from walking into the bright iTunnel of iLight and will soon once again be providing you with an iFul of iMusic enjoyment...The iGods are on your side.....hang in there iFriend

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2007

    Hi footguy...too many days have passed since you've had the opportunity to enjoy your iPod, so let's use some bigger hammers with more proactivity.

    I've seen/heard/read dozens of times, but to me, appears so silly, I usually leave it hanging outside with the other white sheets. But let's just git 'a goin...please make sure you're player isn't on hold by toggling the hold switch...slide to hold, then back to off. Did that help?

    If you are using a Microsoft OS on your computer, please click on Windows Update to ensure that your computer has the latest drivers, software and patch updates/fixes. If any installations were made, please restart your computer to ensure that finalization of install and initialization of drivers are completed.

    Please click on the following URL to download and install (or reinstall) the latest version of iTunes 7.1

    Upon completion of iTunes installation, please restart your computer to ensure yadda yadda yadda.

    Next, open the new version of iTunes and connect your iPod to your computer. iTunes will then automatically check to see if your iPod needs to be updated and perform the update for you.

    To check the software version on your iPod, select it from the source list in iTunes which will display the information about your iPod.

    Now footguy, we need to bow our heads and pray that these steps have snapped your iPod to attention because the next step, should these fail, is to run a complete restore of your iPod which will cause all of your stored data to go bubbye. And if that fails we have no choice but to have an iOperation performed by an authorized iSurgeon.

    Please update your post with your progress and observations including as much detail as possible...good luck iFriend



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