OMG washed mp3 player

@twasting (195)
United States
January 19, 2008 10:08pm CST
i just washed my little girls MP3 player. :( She just got for Chirstmas she loves it she uses it everyday until today :( What should i do? Let to try and dry out? OR trash and let her have mine :( (i would if i needed to trash hers) Please help
7 responses
@sedel1027 (17874)
• United States
20 Jan 08
I would let it dry out. We had a cell phone that fell in a lake , but we found it. A day later the thing worked perfectly fine. I have washed my hubbys USB flash drive a few times and it still works (which I don't consider my fault as he cleans out his own pockets).
@twasting (195)
• United States
20 Jan 08
Harley is only 7 i have never cleaned out pockets but i guess i better start :(
@sedel1027 (17874)
• United States
20 Jan 08
Ooh, you are so lucky. I had to start cleaning out Jakobs pants (he is almost nine) ever since he could walk! Everyone once and awhile I forget and we get a crayon stained load of wash.
@twasting (195)
• United States
20 Jan 08
yep been there done that Harley (7) and Myranda (8) with both girls i have washed rocks sticks dirt. Once i washed some dirt and had to wash the whole load again :) and i still have shirts that have crayon stuff on them from the dryer :(
• United States
20 Jan 08
ouch.... I would take the batteries out as soon as possible and open it up let it dry for a few days. I doubt that it will work again but its worth a try. So sorry mom, but these things happen to the best of us.
@twasting (195)
• United States
20 Jan 08
it is one that you just plug into your computer to charge it so no batteries to take out :( i guess i better get my butt working on here so i can buy her a new one :( and :)i just paid 119.00 for hers *crying* well if that is what i have to do (give her mine ) dang but oh well
• United States
20 Jan 08
My sons does both, holds batteries and charges in at the computer. He just got one for Christmas too, so now you have me thinking I had better pay better attention to his pants and jackets from here on out. Dang really sorry.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
28 Jan 08
when it is hooked up to the computer, charging... isn't it its battery that is being charged? my daughter got one for her birthday and it is hooked into my puter right now but I am looking at it and can not find where it is able to open up to remove or replace a battery.
@Shylor (53)
• United States
26 Jan 08
i have washed many things myself. my son left his Nintendo DS out in the rain over night (torrental rain) and it dried out and is fine. first take a deep breath and calm down and hope that the tech will be fine.
@Shylor (53)
• United States
27 Jan 08
The nintendo DS seems to sell out every year around christmas time. its very bizarre, to me it seems like they probably don't ship as many to keep demand up.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
28 Jan 08
it is always easy enough to try and save the item first - then what have you lost if it does not work... I am not sure I would rush out to get her another one till she is old enough to remember to empty out her pockets (if it was in her laundry, that is) before putting her clothes to the hamper.
@twasting (195)
• United States
28 Jan 08
IT works just fine now and she loves it so i would not go out and buy her a new one cuz i dont have the money for that i would just give her mine HAVE A GREAT DAY/NIGHT
• United States
27 Jan 08
let it dry out we bought our 8 year old one for her birthday she loved that thing. she lost it outsdie 3 day before christmas in the snow storm that we had we found it christmas day right after the snow melted and it still worked so try it first before you go throwing it away. I was about ready to cry to.
@twasting (195)
• United States
27 Jan 08
Yeah it works again woohoo I dont have to get her mine I tried to turn it on and it would not come on so i had mine pluged in and i just unplugged mine and plugged hers in and he works :0)
• United States
20 Jan 08
Wat I would do is. take it apart as much as you safely can. Like if it uses batteries take them out and leave the back off. let it sit somewhere where it can get warm but not too warm just enough to help dry it out. I would let it dry out atleast for a few days and then give it a try. This may or may not work it just depends. But I would give this a try before trashing it. Good luck!
@Adoniah (7525)
• United States
20 Jan 08
Dry it out with your blow dryer on warm. It should be OK. As long as you didn't Use bleach or ammonia in the wash and you didn't put it in the dryer.