Never give up.
Nope, I'm not talking about suffering through grueling hours of marathon training or pushing yourself to the top of a steep climb on the bike.
I'm talking about my iPod.
Yep, that's right. Just as I had (almost) come to grips with the fact that I'd be buying a new iPod and starting an iTunes library from scratch, I saw a flicker of hope -- literally.
Ever the optimist, I faithfully checked my iPod for signs of life every day since I discovered it soaking in a bag of water almost three weeks ago.
Yesterday, I saw a slight orange light come on. (Incidentially, I don't remember it having an orange light in its former life.)
I gave it a quick listen -- but heard nothing. I decided to give it a full battery charge to see if I could revive it. I plugged it into the computer and saw the list of songs come up.
Hmm, more signs of life. This was looking promising.
Confident I couldn't charge the battery any more than I had, I plugged in the headphones and give it a try.
The sweet sound of Barenaked Ladies crackled through the ear buds. The crackling sounds subsided and I flipped quickly through a couple of songs.
Instantly, I was amazed at the durability of this tiny device. I didn't even have to follow the tips from those who suggested putting it in a bag of uncooked rice or coffee ground or baking it in the oven.
So never give up, my friends.
Or at the very least, put a little more faith in those geniuses at Apple.
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