Over the years, we’ve gotten a bowl-load of these “Help! I dropped my iPod in the toilet!” emails from MethodShop.com readers looking for help. It’s an epidemic!
Here’s a sample: “Yes, it really happened, and I’d rather not go into it right now. It was submerged in water for 3-4 seconds, and now the screen is on and not responding. It’s making a little sound like it’s still running.
I tried opening it but couldn’t get the case open except for a corner. SOMEONE HELP! 15GB new iPod. What a shame.”
This is such a common problem that we’ve created a rather gross iPod toilet graphic (see above) and made a special “iPod Toilet Trap” tech support page. If you’ve dropped your iPod in the toilet, then this page might prove very useful.
For those of you who haven’t dropped your iPod in the toilet yet, try not to take your iPod in the bathroom. If you really need to hear music, try singing the next time you are in the shower.
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.