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    Just took my i pod shuffle out of the washing machine

    Anyone ever done this - is there any hope!!!!!

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    I did it with a pen drive and it still worked! put it on a radiator to dry out for 24 hours then try to turn it on

    i have put my memory cards through the wash before and they worked when they've dried out...not too sure bout an ipod though!!!! hope its fine!

    I usually put stuff like that on kitchen roll in airing cupboard to dry out for a couple of days.

    My phone went through the washing machine and never lived :cry:

    my mobile went through so i took it to pieces and let it dry for like two days and it worked!!!

    jellybaby22;4566782

    I did that with my sony mp3 and my phone....left both to dry out and they … I did that with my sony mp3 and my phone....left both to dry out and they both worked....ok..the phone didnt work as well as before...but yh leave t to dry and fingers crossed :thumbsup:


    To be fare it did have a crack on the screen so i think thats why it didn't work got to much water in it, lft it to dry for days and still no nope:cry::cry:

    I don't know but I know someone who dropped hers in the bath; she dried it up but it was dead.
    She then took it into an Apple shop who gave her a replacement. I presume she just said that it had stopped working.

    Might be okay, make sure you leave it to fully dry before using it. If the battery hasn't shorted it'll probably be okay - but there is a decent chance it will have :-(

    Chesso's advice is good though, provided theres not obvious evidence of it going through the wash and its less than 12months old you can probably get it replaced on warranty...

    I think the trick with this stuff is to take it to pieces to give it chance to fully dry and not to try switching it on until you are absolutely certain its fully dry.

    My phone fell into a toilet once ... I looked, laughed and flushed it down.

    My mate had his Ipod in his swim shorts pocket, went for a swim and a jacuzzi, and it's still working, and it's a lot cleaner ;-)

    kidcat;4566832

    I think the trick with this stuff is to take it to pieces to give it … I think the trick with this stuff is to take it to pieces to give it chance to fully dry and not to try switching it on until you are absolutely certain its fully dry.



    Yeah except I don't think shuffles are that easy to open - and doing so would likely leave marks which would rule out a warranty swap...

    i did this with my sons ipod i was told to leave it in airing cupboard for two weeks so it would dry it still didnt work then i was advised to leave it on a docking station and after a week it started working its still going strong four months later

    Original Poster

    thanks all - I will try the radiator for 24 hr and see what happens - my daughter losts heres before and we found it outside in the rain a few days later, we did manage to dry that one so lets hope the little shuffle will be the same
    thanks for all your advice XXXX

    octobergirl;4566972

    thanks all - I will try the radiator for 24 hr and see what happens - my … thanks all - I will try the radiator for 24 hr and see what happens - my daughter losts heres before and we found it outside in the rain a few days later, we did manage to dry that one so lets hope the little shuffle will be the samethanks for all your advice XXXX



    Fingers crossed it works xx

    oops thats bad.... hope it works ok again

    Ohh dear, fingers crossed you can get it working

    Yes, there is hope. I once swallowed my laptop. It was a helluva job getting it out, but after a couple of days in the airing cupboard all was well. For some reason, the OS changed from Vista Ultimate to Windows 200 though. Very strange experience overall.

    Ive done it!!!, i couldn't find it anywhere, then i went to my jeans hanging on the washing line, and it was in there!!!! Amazing it worked perfectly, good luck with yours!!! xxx

    dcx_badass;4567816

    Open it up if you can and blast it with WD40, as even if they work ythey … Open it up if you can and blast it with WD40, as even if they work ythey corrode really badly, I have pictures of my sisters phone that got wet it was fine for two weeks, then the curcuit board corroded gradually and it died.



    If its just water generally it shouldn't corrode, provided its fully dried shortly after - thats more often seen if you spill a sugary drink or similar on it.

    dcx_badass;4568033

    I might have guessed. :p:whistling:



    LOL thanks, i obviously didn't know it was in there b4 it went in lol :P :thumbsup:

    Banned

    jah128;4568020

    If its just water generally it shouldn't corrode, provided its fully … If its just water generally it shouldn't corrode, provided its fully dried shortly after - thats more often seen if you spill a sugary drink or similar on it.



    Depends on the water in your area. The water here is as hard as nails. When I had a similar problem with a phone getting machine washed, I opened it up and rewashed it in distilled water (to remove any contaminents and not add more!). Luckily it worked. Make sure you dont turn it on though before it dries out completely after being rewashed and aired.

    Just wished I could say the say for my 40GB iRiver, which died a death after a coke can got pierced and it went for a swim in the bottom of a carrier bag!

    Xiwt;4566837

    My phone fell into a toilet once ... I looked, laughed and flushed it … My phone fell into a toilet once ... I looked, laughed and flushed it down.




    So all your calls got logged ?

    dcx_badass;4568287

    Well we've had a broken memory card reader, a broken car, we may aswell … Well we've had a broken memory card reader, a broken car, we may aswell throw a broken iPod into the mix! :thumbsup:



    Ah ah ah, i never had a broken memory card reader....bcus i never had one!!!!!! aha in your face, i win!!! and the car was moms..... oooo im winning.....also my ipod wasnt broken either bcus it worked!!!

    God im good!!!! :thumbsup::whistling:

    dcx_badass;4568357

    I'm better!Last 15 threads you've made here are the ones where something … I'm better!Last 15 threads you've made here are the ones where something is wrong:Sore throat, not fair :(The o2 shop are **** !Need a job...!!!! :-(Whats wrong with my printer?EXPIRED - Memory card problemsHelp Please!!!!!!!!!!!SKY help!!Can anybody help with printer problem please?I win!




    Hmmm but.....you said in the first place about stuff being broken....so i win my point mr!!!!

    also sore throat *sobs* -me
    o2- meee
    whats wrong...-mum
    memory card- me!
    i cant remember what help please was but i blame mum....
    sky help....mum
    printer problem again...mum!!!!!!

    nah nah na na na :P :whistling: :thumbsup:

    P.s do not argue with a woman, especially one as fiesty as me....

    dcx_badass;4568415

    Reported for account sharing! :thumbsup:



    Lol!!! Ive mentioned in many threads mum uses this : ) pfffft awww great comeback...not!

    dcx_badass;4568434

    /Awaits iminent Ban!



    : O

    dcx_badass;4568488

    It seems like you survived this time!



    Cant believe you done that...:x

    Get a room?



    Yahhh

    dcx_badass;4568523

    Any good deals?Did what?



    reported me!!! I thought u was nice : (

    dcx_badass;4568597

    I am nice! I didn't really! or did I....



    hmm either way pffft you owe me a apology, you sore loser!

    dcx_badass;4568657

    I'll think about it.



    Good!!!! Cause remember I am lovely to you : )

    dcx_badass;4568713

    Hmmmmm, I recon there's room for improvement.



    I don't : ) your mean to me, and im only ever nice, so maybe you need to know how to treat the ladies!!! :thumbsup:

    dcx_badass;4568779

    Sorry, there's only room for two ladies in my life.



    See : ( meanieeee!!!!

    dcx_badass;4568799

    Look as beautiful as you are Miley and Hayden are the ones for me.I'm … Look as beautiful as you are Miley and Hayden are the ones for me.I'm sorry.



    : ( Nobody wants me
    Everybody hates me
    I will play outsideee....

    dcx_badass;4568822

    Fine, I think just maybe, me, miley and hayden can make space for one … Fine, I think just maybe, me, miley and hayden can make space for one more.



    hmmm yea?

    Banned

    dcx_badass;4568831

    Yeah, how old are you again?



    15

    dcx_badass;4568831

    Yeah, how old are you again?



    18 :w00t:

    lumoruk;4568840

    15



    erm 18 mate...

    dcx_badass;4568844

    Yeah that's fine then.



    Charmed im sure.
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