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Master Geek

# 78563 4-Mar-2011 09:20
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My Apple Ipod 2nd generation nano took a quick dip in sea water.  Does this mean it's died, or is there anything I can do to resurrect it?  Unfortunately I tried to turn it on before I dried it out (which I now read I shouldn't have done).  Is it worth opening up to clean once I have dried it out in the hot water cupboard?  Thx in advance.  I know it's old now but I love it and if I have to buy a new one, it will delay purchase of my Kindle even further!

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Wannabe Geek

  # 445416 4-Mar-2011 09:49
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try putting in glass of rice to absorb moisture b4 turning on again I did that to my phone after dropping in toilet and then after going through washing machine and worked

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Uber Geek

  # 454654 2-Apr-2011 22:24
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If it's seawater, I would want to get the salt out - otherwise even if you repaired it, it will probably corrode.

I think that you need to look at opening it, removing the battery, rinsing with distilled water, and then carefully drying it out in a warm dry place.


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Master Geek

  # 454995 4-Apr-2011 09:06
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Thanks for that.  My son opened it up for me to discover it's totally wrecked.  I should have rinsed it out immediately after its dunking, and it might have been OK.  Tried the rice thing too.

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