Did your poor little Sansa go swimming with you? Drop it in a mud puddle? The toilet? (Ewww!) Forget to take it out of your pants pocket and Mom or your wife/husband (or maybe even you) sent it through the washing machine? Get caught sitting on the ‘hot seat’ of a dunk tank at the company picnic and forget to empty your pockets first? :cry:
There’s a number of existing threads on the forum here on this subject, scattered across different boards. And everytime this happens to someone new, another seems to be created. I ran across this on-line article today, and while it talks about smartphones and water, the same principles apply to any pocket-sized portable electronic devices, like our beloved mp3 players.
Note that Step #1 in the article specifically says (and I can’t stress this enough) . . .
"Whatever you do, don’t turn it on to check to see if it still works!"
Hopefully, anyone unlucky enough for this to happen to (and smart enough to use the Search function here on the forum) will come across this post in the search results. While the results are spotty, you may be able to save yourself some grief and money.