I own a ipod shuffle, and I guess last week it was time to give it thorough cleaning; it ended up in the washing machine! So a few hours of washing, my Miele super-spinning-washer centrifuged the last drop out of my 'laundry' I finally got my ipod back. Nice and clean. I didn't think the dryer would be a good next step, as it was already unresponsive the way it was. So I just let it sit for a few days, and then stuck it in my PC to see what would happen. And yes ... it still worked just fine!