Sunday, January 04, 2009

I cannot believe this, so so stupid of me

Has anybody ever put their ipod through the washing machine and had it live?

Please say yes.

Despite my own Zune devotion, Husband loves his ipod.

And it was in his jeans.

And now it is very, very waterlogged and very very dead.




OpenID mrsbroccoliguy said...

Oh my goodness. I left my cell phone out in the rain once. It wasn't good. Hope you have better luck with the ipod. But FWIW, if Husband left it in his pocket, it's at least partially his fault, IMHO. If that makes you feel any better. :-}

Sunday, January 04, 2009 5:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

I had my cell phone in one of those cargo pockets and waded out into the pond with it this past summer. Ooops. I put it over a register so the air conditioning could blow directly on it and dry it out. When I turned it on the next day it worked just fine, so maybe there is hope for the iPod???

Sunday, January 04, 2009 7:33:00 PM  
Anonymous rachel said...

I have no idea if an ipod can survive a go-round with a washing machine, but I will admit to being terrible at checking pockets before shoving things into my washing machine. I would have totally done the same thing. Hope it comes out okay...and squeaky clean, too.

Sunday, January 04, 2009 8:05:00 PM  
Blogger Graced said...

I saw this happen to a cell phone, and we took out the battery and let it dry. Can't really do that to an ipod though... Maybe the Apple store can help?

Sunday, January 04, 2009 8:33:00 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

ipods can survive, just let it dry for a week or two, do not try to turn it on until it is very very extra dry, or it could fry.

my husbands survived a swim and a diet cherry coke invasion, so a trim through the washer should be ok.

Sunday, January 04, 2009 10:04:00 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Did you get it at BestBuy? Because they have the most amazing return policy hubby's IPOD had an unfortunate occurence (blunt force I said, unfortunate) and they returned/exchanged it for a better IPOD. I hope you didn't get it from TOY'R'US...

Sunday, January 04, 2009 11:15:00 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I washed mine. They are really small and it's easy to miss. Anyway, I found it after the wash cycle - it didn't get dried - and I tried to turn it on, which was a big mistake, then put it in a ziploc bag w/ Damprid (a dessicant). (You can also get some of those dessicant packs from shoes if it's convenient). The key is to NOT turn it on until you are SURE it's dried out completely (like a full week).

Mine, I'm sad to say, died. It lived again for a week but then it died.

Good luck! Sorry if that is too late to help.

Monday, January 05, 2009 10:10:00 AM  
Blogger kate said...

You know what, i think i did do that to Dh's ipod, and it lived. Dried out & was fine. But i am not 100% sure it was the ipod, it might have been a cellphone? There was some small electronic device that made it through the wash, that's all i can say. Hope yours makes it through.

Monday, January 05, 2009 10:52:00 PM  

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