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iPod Nano Washing Machine and Water Fix and Repair. Fail!

Yesterday I reached into the washing machine to find my 2nd Generation iPod Nano wet and bedrageled like a kitten left outside after a thunderstorm. My heart sank as I looked at the pretty patterns that the water was making between the LCD and the front screen.nano

So on line I found the instructions on how to pull it apart and carefully did so. Carefully due to the tiny screws involved and then mopped the poor thing dry.

For the next few hours I left it baking under my desk lamp and this morning I reassembled it. The end result you can see in the seesmic video.

Wish I had better news but it looks like I may be getting a 4th Generation iPod shortly. Shame as this iPod perfectly suited my needs at work as it fits in my shorts pocket and is a breeze to use and it’s all I need for work.

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  • Tony Voevodin Sunday, 28 September, 2008, 4:49 am

    Leave it in the sun for a few days, before you decide to throw it away, it might still come good,

    In the instruction book that comes with the Ipod it doesn’t say “Dont put it in a sock and reset it 12 times with a hammer” so maybe thats what it needs, but try the Sunny window sill first.

    Cheers, Anthony

  • evelyn Sunday, 19 October, 2008, 10:19 pm

    my cell phone fell into a toilet (don’t ask) once, luckily into plain water. so, like a reflex my hand shot down and got it out. just within those 3 seconds a lot of water had gotten into it. it still seemed to work but after a few minutes it gave up. i did what u did, took it apart and waited for everything to dry, for about two days. in my case it worked, i am still using this phone today. not sure if it would have come back to life after a complete washing programme… so cool, if it would have worked for your ipod. even though i knew how the story ended, when watching, i still held my breath and sort of hoped for a miracle. i am waiting for new conent ian!
    all the best for you! and always remember: if it’s not dirty – don’t wash it 😛

  • Sarah Tuesday, 28 October, 2008, 5:41 pm

    good advice.. but whatever you do. dont try and turn it on, it stuffs up your phone or ipod because of the electricity or something. just take it apart and dry it out.