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

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How can I fix my wet i-pod?

My i-pod was washed a long time ago, the other day I opened it and let it dry. When I plugged it into the computer it said not to unplug it, the screen was very dull. The computer noticed the i-pod. When it was going through and i-tunes said it needed to be put through recover, after it prepares it to be recovered it says, the iPod software update server could not be contacted. Do you know what I should do now?

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hi andy,

first of all - try to identify the iPod the devices with 4gb are the iPod Mini and most of the iPod Nanoseries.

open the iPod again and check the logicboard for "white/greenish" stuff, looks sometimes similar to a powedery substance. clean that with isopropyl alcohol (>90%) and a soft paintbrush. since you wrote that the screen is very dull - i would check the connectors too - clean the dock connector in- and outside(!!).

be careful, the parts inside the iPods are small. let everything dry and then reassemble the iPod. then you can try to recover it again (if the iPod still wants to do that)

it can always happen that the update server is badly reachable (had this more than once)

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