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Creative Nano Accident

by summerian / August 19, 2006 7:00 AM PDT


I was wondering if anybody would happen to know whether there is customer support for the Creative Nano. I mistakenly went swimming with mine.....oops. Without thinking, I immediately turned it on once I noticed it had been soaked, frying some of the parts supposedly because it doesn't work now.
Would you recommend that I try to send it in for repair- or simply trash it and buying a new one- how expesive would it be to replace fried part{s?}.....more or less expensive then just buying a new once. Any ideas?

Thanks very much.

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Hey Joe.
by udayan71 / August 19, 2006 7:35 AM PDT
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I know it sounds absurb but did you rinse it out in distilled water? You need to get any chlorine/salts out of the internals.

Disassembly is a good idea, to ensure it is as dry as possible. The most important thing is to not turn it on again until it's fully dry.

You will get charged for a repair, I'd just replace it.


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If this should happen to anyone else
by cardsbb9 / August 19, 2006 7:55 AM PDT
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Without turning the unit on... immediately submerge it in isopopyl alcohol. Leave it for over a day.

Once you get it out, focus a hair dryer on it for a couple of hours.

You just may be able to salvage it.

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Just 1 Question
by JoshHendo / August 19, 2006 2:35 PM PDT
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How did you not know that you had it on you when you went swimming?

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(NT) (NT) I jumped into a swimming pool with a hearing aide once
by cardsbb9 / August 19, 2006 4:39 PM PDT
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Me to!
by Dirty Pirate / August 20, 2006 4:58 PM PDT

And bloody expensive. Just happy that I had insurance.

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(NT) (NT) i jumped into a pool with my phone once. absent-minded.
by udayan71 / August 20, 2006 2:08 AM PDT
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by summerian / August 21, 2006 2:27 AM PDT
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Ok....I was hoping I wouldnt have to get to detailed. But it seems I must. To be precise- when I wasnt looking, I was pushed in by my much-older cousin. He thought it was quite funny....until he noticed that I had my mp3 player in my pocket. So technically I "went swimming".
Hope this answers your question.

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(NT) (NT) Did he buy you a new MP3 player?
by udayan71 / August 21, 2006 3:11 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Not yet- but I am planing to soon
by summerian / August 21, 2006 3:17 AM PDT
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