Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Day Started Badly...

I went to the gym yesterday morning to get back into my workout routine after not having gone in two weeks due to the surgery I had.

I had left my workout bag in the car over the weekend. On Friday I met a friend there to show her around after she joined and took the bag but didn't need it. I pulled the bag out of the back seat and wanted to check my Ipod since it had been a couple of weeks since I'd used it and the battery might be low. My towel was wet, "oh no" then I pulled the Ipod out and it was wet too. In fact it had water trapped in the screen area. "NO!!!!" How could this happen? My water bottle has never leaked before, or was it just the moisture in the air. No the towel was too wet to be just from moisture in the air. I tried the Ipod and it still worked. I felt sick. I know that when electronics get wet and then dry they can corrode. I love my Ipod. I had it a couple of years and it contains some of my favorite songs. I kept it in my pocket while I worked out on the weight machines. Then I thought maybe if I wear it on my arm like I usually do my body heat will help to dry out the water in it. I put it on my arm for my elliptical workout and I even listened to it then. Then I tried out the newest Zumba class which is designed for beginners in the class. It was still a great workout and I was soaking wet from head to toe after class. I came home and told my husband about the Ipod. He suggested using a hair dryer on low heat to try to dry up the water. I tried it for a few hours off and on. I Googled "what to do with a wet Ipod" The first warning they all gave is "Don't turn it on whatever you do" Great! of course now I am screwed! Since getting it wet makes any warranty invalid (not that I still have one) I read some of the suggestions. Several people said to place in a container full of uncooked rice in a warm place so that is where it is now. I just checked it when I woke up and it still has water in the screen. It appears to be less but we'll see. I am just sick about this. It's not like it cost me twenty bucks. I guess in the future, if it continues to work after this I won't leave water in my water bottle. Some of the suggestions said to carefully open the Ipod and attempt to dry the parts but I am afraid to open it. I guess I just have to wait and see what happens.

3 comments:

Sonya said...

Oh no...I just had Ipod troubles but of a different kind. Hope it solves itself. Wow the rice thing is interesting. I wonder if it works with watches too. lol
Best of luck.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I do hope it works for you. It's such a shame it got wet. I heard about those zumba exercises on the news. It's supposed to be very good. They said it was a take off from the Dancing with Stars.

Pam said...

Oh no, I hope it turns out okay.