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ACK!!!! I am gonna cry. :(

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posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 11:31 AM
This is more of a vent then a question.

I was eating breakfast. My preschooler son was playing in the fish tank. He likes to try to catch the fish. I figure it keeps them from getting bored.

There was some splashing and I look to see....

My son was swirling my ipod nano around in the fish tank.

This is one of those moments where the look said it all. he actually went and hid.

I don't know how long he was doing it. If it works it will be a miracle.

it is just a nano, but we are very poor. We have so little. It was one of the few nice things I own. It was a big thing for me and a gift from my husband. And we can't replace it.

So my husband used a chemical that removes moisture. Begins with a D. And we have it drying out now.

I was reading to wait a week before turning it on.

so just send me some good luck technology vibes please. It has been a horrible year, things like this make it worse.

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 12:31 PM
Oh.. you poor dear.

I would still ubject it to a hair dryer set to low for an hour or three.

Kidding about the hour or three but you DO want to try and ensure that ALL moisture has been evaporated/removed before even thinking of turning it on.

Best of luck!!!

poor kid... was probably just trying to see if they were TUNEa fish

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 12:54 PM
poor kid... was probably just trying to see if they were TUNEa fish

Okay, I will have to give you a star for that one. LOL

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 01:03 PM
I think it should be okay as long as it dry's well. It wasn't on when he went fishing?

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 01:16 PM
I've used WD-40 successfully on wet electronic parts before. If you can actually crack the thing open and hose down the inside with WD-40 it has a good chance of working again.

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 02:01 PM
From what I heard there's a better chance with the nano because of the whole "no moving parts" thing...

Let us know... I hope it works again!!!

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 02:45 PM
make sure you take it completly appart aswell. (well, as appart as it goes, batter out ect, don't physically take the casing appart) Leave it in the airing cupboard, and just hope for the best. You're definatly right to wait a while before turning it back on. *sends electrical healing vibes via the interwebs*

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 03:33 PM
reply to post by Sauron

No it wasn't fortunately. I read on is BAD. And to not turn it on in case of a watery event.

In fact,it was dead. I had set it aside next to the computer so I could juice it up again, and forgot it was in reach.

Thank you everyone for your help.

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 05:27 PM
Try putting it in a bag of rice, it should suck out the moisture. When my family's phones get drenched with water we usually do this, it worked all but one time.

posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 09:27 PM
Yes!!! It is working!!Woohooo, *DOES A HAPPY DANCE*
we put it in a box for a week with dessicant and it fired up and intact.

Thanks again everyone for your kind thoughts!

posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 10:45 PM
yay!!! go you!
*joins in happy dance*

posted on Apr, 24 2009 @ 02:59 AM

Originally posted by 12m8keall2c

poor kid... was probably just trying to see if they were TUNEa fish


iPod + iFish



Good luck it should dry out ok if you leave it for afew days

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