iPod from the deep.
Some text from an IRC channel:
[Oel_AAO] I was up near Nelson yesterday and my dad gave me a 5th gen 30GB iPod that he had found in the lake. We assume that since the water is low now, it had fallen out of a pocket last fall when there was a higher water level and the owner thought it was too deep to retrieve or they assumed it was dead as soon as it hit the water.
[Oel_AAO] Either way, I now have an iPod
[Oel_AAO] earlier today I took it apart and cleaned the connectors and PCBs but it still does not work
[dixon] Hard drive?
[Oel_AAO] It is getting power from the main power/data connector but displays no sign of life and does not short out my USB ports so it looks like an IC is dead
[Oel_AAO] that is understandable though, it had been in water all winter and was fairly rusty
[dixon] eBay it?
[Oel_AAO] naw, it does not work at all and the HDD probably got filled with water and ruined
[Oel_AAO] it is not recognized by iTunes or windows and the display+backlight stays off
[Oel_AAO] one possibility is that the hold switch got rust in it bridging the connections in it or something and that prevents me from turning it on
[Oel_AAO] but I do not know if the hold switch is supposed to be making contact to disable the buttons or if it is not supposed to make a connection to disable the buttons
[Oel_AAO] I knew my chances of making it work were extremely slim before I accepted it but I wanted to try anyway.
Anyone here have anything to say about this?
Next time I have it open I hope to remember to check the hold switch in both positions with a meter.
Yes, I understand that this iPod will most likely never work again.
Yes, I know that my attempts will most likely be futile.
Yes, I know that I have in the past displayed a dislike of iPods.
Yes, I am aware that even if the iPod itself can be made to work the battery and HDD are most likely gone anyway.
I want to try just because I can try.
If it works, great. If not, then oh well no loss.
I love that place.
Sorry can't help you.
stick it in oven near top level shevle an turn dial just the element comes on an stop
leave HDD an circuit board to dry out for 3 hours
the silica still wet inside
I am 99.9% certain that it is not still wet(I have washed old mobos before so I am not new to the concept of water remaining under low components). However, to humour the idea, I shall make an effort to dry it out.
making MacCrunch toast
In the pass i've gotten a MB HDD wet from failed latex tubing washed and dried MB HDD with that prossess an MB worked but the HDD didn't but 6 months later were fine
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