Model A1238 / 80, 120, or 160 GB hard drive / black or silver metal front

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Has my washing machine killed my precious?

My 120GB iPod classic 6th gen decided to go for a joyride in my washer. Of course, I discovered it was still in my pants pocket after I heard it clunking in the dryer. I immediately took it out and put it in a bag of rice for about a week. It no longer turns on unless plugged in. The moisture indicator inside the headphone jack has not been triggered. I opened it up to look around inside, and there seems to be no visible water damage. I was able to access the diagnostic menu, and it passed all the diagnostic tests. It just doesn't hold a charge. The hard drive still spins, and the screen works, as long as it's plugged into the wall. Is it possible that it just needs a new battery?

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Here is a guild to help if you want to follow oldturkeys03 advise and clean it

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kvnshffr, yes it is possible, however if you do not clean it properly it is also possible that it will fail later on because of corrosion damage. At least you want to clean teh logic board and all connectors with high grade isopropyl alcohol. this includes the cable ends and connectors. After that replace the battery and reassemble your iPod, then back it up for sure. Corrosion inside the hard drive can become your biggest issue really quick. Hope this helps, good luck

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