Got wet, wont turn on.

My iPod got wet and now wont turn on. What can I do, where can I send it to get repaired?

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first thing you should do is to try to dry out your iPod thoroughly don't plug it in or try to charge it in the meantime, in case you fry some of the electronics if still wet

in the best case you may be lucky and it might work again, some people have had such luck with personal electronics going through the wash, after drying it out for at least several days. (including myself, with a cellphone that at first seemed completely dead)

try dismantling your iPod and storing the parts covered in a bowl of uncooked rice to absorb the moisture. also take a look a the many other questions here on ifixit with the tags liquid spill or water damage - this is a VERY common thing to accidentally do to your iPod

you can get an idea of how to open your 5th gen nano in the teardown photos here.

without seeing if it shows some signs of life at all after drying it out, it's hard to tell what might have been damaged by the water. anyhow, I suggest being patient and try drying it out if you haven't already - then decide the next step

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My Gen 6 Ipod went through the washing machine and I tried shaking the water out, turning it on until it wouldn't turn on then blow dryed it and tried turning it on again and then took someone's advice and put it in a cup of rice to pull the humidity out of it for a week and voila it worked great just like new. RICE WORKS!

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Do you want to try to fix it yourself or just send it to someone. It will have to be opened and it's not easy. Probably at least a new battery.

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I have it in a bowl of rice and I will wait a couple of days. If needed I have a friend @ work that will take it apart. Thanks for the info!

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Usually water damages the motherboard and/or the LCD, at least.

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Can you repair this unit? Where can I send it.

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my ipod did the same thing and i sent it to an apple store and got new hardwear put in to it.

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