Post # 1
So Im dying inside seriously….
my husband bought me a brand new ipod nano last week for christmas.
last night we went to work out and on the way home i stuck my ipod into my
pants and then THREW THE PANTS IN THE WASH! Well I was looking for my ipod
and it dawned on me 0-0 <— my face. The ipod had only been in there for maybe 1 -2 minutes.
When I pulled it out on the screen there was an error message with an option to restart.
my husband told me not to touch it to shake out the water and to let it dry.
Has anyone ever done this and had their ipod make it? Was the error message a GOOD thing comopared to a just blank ipod?
I looked at the ipod and it has no water residue in the screen or cameria. you cant even tell it went through the wash.
If it DOESNT work. since its only been a week do you think it would work to walk in and play stupid and say, “I was just listening to my music while running and it just freaked out!!” Do you think they would replace it???
Post # 3
Take it to Apple. You’ll have a 1 year warranty on it 🙂 It should all be fine!
Post # 4
That sucks!!!! But you should have a warranty, so you should be ok! 🙂 Just sucks you have to wait though
Post # 5
ATTENTION! I DID THIS! EXCEPT I WASHED IT TWICE! MINE IS A SHUFFLE, AND I WASHED IT, THOUGHT IT WAS A GONER BUT IT WASN’T. LET IT DRY OUT COMPLETELY, DON’T MESS WITH IT OR TURN IT ON THOUGH. ONCE IT DRIES, IT SHOULD BE FINE.
HOPE IT WORKS FOR YOU!
Post # 6
okqueenbee- this is what i am told that it works sometimes and other times it does not.
to people who say its covered under warranty….apple doesnt cover water damage 🙁
Post # 7
my BF did the same exact thing… let it completely dry out and it should be fine.
Post # 8
Agree – let it dry out. I had a phone that someone dropped a drink on, and the picture was black for a day or two, but it came alive again.
Post # 9
@ Osaka – I hope it works for you. It’s worth a shot at least. Don’t completely panic yet!
Post # 10
I accidentally washed fiance’s ipod (which he should not have left in his pants!)
but, no it never worked again…
Post # 11
If you have any packets of descant (you know, that you get with shoes sometimes), but it with the ipod. Whatever you do, don’t turn it on for a few days.
Post # 12
Yep, Dropped my iPhone in a sink full of water. My friend washed her iPhone too. Put it face down on a towel and do not turn it on! Give it a day or so and it should work again once it drains and dries… Apple products tend to be pretty tough!
Post # 13
Put it in a container of rice and leave it for a couple of days!!! My FI has washed his Ipod, dropped his cellphone down a manhole, in a cooler full of water, and in soup, and rice is always a foolproof method of drying them out!
Post # 14
Thank you everyone. Im going to try the rice method when i get home tonight.
Your making me feel much better. I really hope this all works. i am having so much anxiety 🙁
Post # 15
I dropped my iPhone in the loo about a week ago – totally by accident. Yes, the loo. Apple don’t cover water damage but I was told that there’s a flat fee for liquid damage that’s quite a lot cheaper than getting a new iPhone! Dry it out, see if it works. If it does, great! If it doesn’t then I’d still book an appointment with the Genius Bar and see if they can do anything.
Post # 16
These are some great methods to dry out any cellphone ipod etc. that has gotten stuck in water or a wash cycle in the machine!
Before you even dry it out though it is reccomended that you wash it in distilled/deionized water BECAUSE tap water & salt water all have ions in them that can cause a short when the item is turned back on.
- a ziplock bag of uncooked rice and let it sit for a few hours
- a bag with some silica packets
- a hearing aid dryer for a few hours
- Place it in an oven with just the oven light on for a few days
- A bag of clay-based absorbent
It sucks but one of these will hopefully work!