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Just washed (and dried) my iPod shuffle and SoundMagic e30's. Threw my fleece coat in the wash and forgot to check the pockets.

 

Not my favorite source, but excellent for the bus trip and kickin' around campus.

 

Amazingly the Shuffle works fine! The earbuds work out of the left and the right side is muted, but still has sound. Maybe they'll dry out? I'm guessing the heat probably at least warped the diaphragms.

 

 

Oh well!

 

At least it wasn't my better equipment eh?

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Originally Posted by dogwan View Post

Just washed (and dried) my iPod shuffle and SoundMagic e30's. Threw my fleece coat in the wash and forgot to check the pockets.

 

Not my favorite source, but excellent for the bus trip and kickin' around campus.

 

Amazingly the Shuffle works fine! The earbuds work out of the left and the right side is muted, but still has sound. Maybe they'll dry out? I'm guessing the heat probably at least warped the diaphragms.

 

 

Oh well!

 

At least it wasn't my better equipment eh?

 

Lucky it wasn't your BEATS by Dre 'phones mate...wink_face.gif

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Lucky it wasn't your BEATS by Dre 'phones mate...wink_face.gif


Naaahh, those would've broken long before I could've washed 'em!

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You should have waited longer before you used the headphones.  You may have shorted out the right side.  Still, I'd throw both the Shuffle and headphones in a bag of rice for at least 48 hours.  Hopefully that will dry them out completely and may bring back sound to the right side (no guarantees for the second part though).  Remember, it only takes one drop of water to short out (and break) your Shuffle.  

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Yeah, have them in rice now.

 

I know better than to turn on a wet electronic, but every time I still do it! deadhorse.gif

 

Even if the earbuds dry out and work I will still always suspect them of being damaged and have compromised sound.
 

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Yeah, have them in rice now.

 

I know better than to turn on a wet electronic, but every time I still do it! deadhorse.gif

 

Even if the earbuds dry out and work I will still always suspect them of being damaged and have compromised sound.
 

 

 

My daughter got her BlackBerry wet and put it in rice for a few days (can you say withdrawal pains?) and it worked. To be fair, it wasn't submerged like your stuff was, but still, rice is the answer. Also, if you have forced air heat, put the rice bowl near a vent to further accelerate drying out. Good luck.

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You should have waited longer before you used the headphones.  You may have shorted out the right side.  Still, I'd throw both the Shuffle and headphones in a bag of rice for at least 48 hours.  Hopefully that will dry them out completely and may bring back sound to the right side (no guarantees for the second part though).  Remember, it only takes one drop of water to short out (and break) your Shuffle.  

I'm going to make a guess that they might be dead.  I took mine (E30) out for a run and got stuck in a rapid downpour, having to run about a mile back to get to my house.  I tossed them in rice as soon as I got home and left them there for a little over 48 hours and the left side was dead.  Thankfully, the iPod was fine so I was okay with the $30 item being the one that died. Hopefully the OP will have better luck than me!

post #8 of 9
I did the same exact thing with my shuffle (washed it). Then put it in a bag of rice over night and it worked like a charm. Used it tonight as matter of fact at the gym. I'm not a huge Apple fan, but they're stuff seems to last longer than others under any condition.
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compromised sound. 

 


Apple earbuds come with this stock.

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