Washing Machine + IPod...drying didn't work - can I recycle it?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by kingolympics, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. kingolympics

    kingolympics
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Messages:
    693
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Ratings:
    +55
    So my iPod went through the washing machine - I didn't turn it on and immediately put it in a bowl of rice for 6 days.

    I've just tried it and whilst it still plays music through the headphones, the backlight has gone and the touchscreen doesn't work properly (I don't think it does anyway but it's hard to tell without a backlight).

    Should this just go in the bin? It's really not useable. Or what else do I do with it?

    Next question, try and claim on contents insurance and risk putting my premium up of just pay for a new one...
     
  2. simonlewis

    simonlewis
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    Messages:
    4,704
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    stockport
    Ratings:
    +1,757
    take it to the local tip for re-cycling, i wouldn't put it out with the garbage.
     
  3. kingolympics

    kingolympics
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Messages:
    693
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Ratings:
    +55
    Sorry I was being a bit dramatic! If it's of no use whatsoever to anyone then I will be recycling it and not throwing it in general waste.
     
  4. Mr Noble

    Mr Noble
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008
    Messages:
    17,198
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Gateshead , Tyne & Wear
    Ratings:
    +4,022
    Whack it on eBay spares or repair and stick the pennies towards a new one
     
  5. Flashy

    Flashy
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2006
    Messages:
    3,350
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,170
    Depending on your excess, an insurance claim probably wouldn't be worthwhile anyway, would it?
     
  6. kingolympics

    kingolympics
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Messages:
    693
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Ratings:
    +55
    My excess is only £50. Not sure how much my premium would go up as haven't ever claimed on insurance before. What a pain.

    Anyone know any tricks I can try to try and revive the little thing?
     
  7. SteveCritten

    SteveCritten
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Messages:
    11,059
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Caistor Lincs
    Ratings:
    +4,828
  8. hippo99

    hippo99
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    17,162
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Ratings:
    +10,308
  9. SteveCritten

    SteveCritten
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Messages:
    11,059
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Caistor Lincs
    Ratings:
    +4,828
    I didn't pay that no it was on offer when they first launched, can't remember the price.
     

Share This Page

Loading...