Water is one of the deadliest threats there is for any electronic device.
The chance of resurrecting an iPod or iPhone that has been dropped into
the toilet, or a glass of water, or put through the washing machine, is
not terribly great. If you want to try, we recommend the following:
• DO NOT TRY TO TURN IT ON OR CHARGE IT IF IT HAS GOTTEN WATER INSIDE
THE DEVICE. This cannot be over stated. We have to try to get any
water out of the device before putting any power to it or switching it
• Let any liquid drain out of the device that wants to.
• Get a bag or two of rice. (Silica Gel is better, but expensive and
hard to get in large amounts).
• Spread the rice evenly on a large cookie sheet that has sides that
keep the rice on it.
• Put the rice into a SLOW OVEN (around 200C) and DRY IT OUT
COMPLETELY. This will take 2 - 3 hours in the oven.
• Prepare a container - glass or metal - that has an airtight seal to
put the rice in.
• Once the rice is thoroughly dried out, remove it from the oven, and
IMMEDIATELY dump it into the container you prepared, and then seal the
container right away.
• Let the hot rice cool in the sealed container for at least half an
hour, or until the container is no longer hot.
• Crack open the container once it is cool, place the iPod or iPhone
inside, then quickly re-seal the container.
• Put the container on a shelf where you will not see it constantly,
and LEAVE IT ALONE!
This drying out process is going to take at least a week; longer is
better. The dessicated rice will suck the moisture out of the device, but
it is not going to be fast.
Once you are satisfied that you have waited long enough, try turning on
your device. If you are very fortunate, it will come on. If not, you can
try plugging in the charging cable, the plug it into a USB port. If it
does not charge, it is shot.