I fell in a puddle of mud today, and not only did my legs, hands, pants and part of my shirt get soaked in mud, but so did my Philips GoGear mp3 player. It's done for - the turn-on logo was fixed on the lcd screen until it wiped the battery out; it wouldn't respond to any buttons. There's mud water inside the whole thing. I opened it up and I don't think there's a prayer for it.\n\nHowever, I would very much like to be able to retrieve the 7 gb of mp3s that are on that flash drive inside the thing. My question for those of you who know how USB devices work (from an electrical point of view I guess) is whether you think it would be safe to try and connect the device to my PC via USB cable to retrieve data from the flash memory. My concern is, if there's mud or whatnot in there, can it shortcircuit something and maybe burn out my PC's usb controller or the whole motherboard? I don't really know how the power connections in these devices work.\n\nNormally I'd say screw it and forget about it, but a lot of those mp3s I don't have on my PC anymore. Rebuilding all those playlists is something I'd like to be able to avoid if possible.\n\nWhat do you think?