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Old 02-09-2008, 12:22 PM   #1
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Hey all. So, this morning, my mum went into my room and put my Jeans in the wash. In my pocket - was my iPod video . It went through the wash, and it's now bustted. I'm pretty pissed . I know it's my fault really, but yeah.

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Default Re: SH**. My iPod Video went through the wash :(

i find it uncomfortable to keep an ipod sized object in my pocket, just bulges too much :P
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Old 02-09-2008, 01:14 PM   #3
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That just plain sucks. But leave it out in the air for a few hours and maybe it will dry out and start working again. That has happened to a couple of my cell phones, and they started working again.
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put it in the oven on reall really low. on like a paper towel... my dad did that with his phone when he dropped it in a bucket of water. and it worked again :O
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Default Re: SH**. My iPod Video went through the wash :(

leave it out! i've had a few friends which that has happened to and theres is fine now, give it some time, maybe you'll get lucky
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Default Re: SH**. My iPod Video went through the wash :(

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Hey all. So, this morning, my mum went into my room and put my Jeans in the wash. In my pocket - was my iPod video . It went through the wash, and it's now bustted. I'm pretty pissed . I know it's my fault really, but yeah.

Good chance it's gone, but like other people said try leaving it to dry for a few days.
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Default Re: SH**. My iPod Video went through the wash :(

I wouldn't have even thought of turning it on until I let it dry for a few days. Sounds like you need to be a little more careful with your expensive ipod, and tell your mom to check your pockets before she does the wash.
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I wouldn't have even thought of turning it on until I let it dry for a few days. Sounds like you need to be a little more careful with your expensive ipod, and tell your mom to check your pockets before she does the wash.
Thing is - She think's it's her fault - but it's mine really. I dont want to tell her to look through my pockets next time, because that's a bit... What's the word. I dont want her to think it's HER fault. But i shall leave it to dry... Wish me luck .

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Since it has a hard drive, and it was a washing machine, wont it have had a fair amount of bashing going on? That cant be good for the HD Platter... Can it?
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Default Re: SH**. My iPod Video went through the wash :(

It's a small platter so it doesn't have much inertia. It might have done some damage but I don't think it would really be permanent. If it was the dryer on the other hand, then you're looking at problems, but you have even bigger problems than that in there - static.

I hope you haven't turned it on yet. My erm... special roommate did the same thing and immediately put it on the charger... DON'T do that. It made a buzzing noise.

Here's something you could try. Bury it in some uncooked rice and put it in a hot (warm, not scorching) environment. It will help evaporate and absorb the moisture.
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