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HeathKernandez
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wet phone

my water bottle spilled in my bag and wet my phone. (amongst 3478928392893 other things that went wrong this morning)

Now my phone is broken.

I heard putting it and the battery in a bowl of rice helps...

anyone try this?

Posted 8/4/09 10:54 AM
 
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MrsA714
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Re: wet phone

I've heard that too. I've never done it though. I just took out the battery of the phone and let them air dry and it worked after that.

Posted 8/4/09 10:56 AM
 

KittyKatCopper
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Re: wet phone

i tried that with DH's alarm & car keys that took a dive at the beach...they never recovered...but maybe because they fell in salt water? The rice is supposed to pull in moisture..i think it needs to be in a closed container? Good luck!

Posted 8/4/09 10:57 AM
 

HeathKernandez
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Re: wet phone

Posted by KittyKatCopper

i tried that with DH's alarm & car keys that took a dive at the beach...they never recovered...but maybe because they fell in salt water? The rice is supposed to pull in moisture..i think it needs to be in a closed container? Good luck!



SHOOT... I left them in a bowl in my kitchen...

ah well...

Posted 8/4/09 10:59 AM
 

anonttcer
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Re: wet phone

Do a search on you tube.
They have a video about how to do this with the rice....

Posted 8/4/09 11:00 AM
 

HeathKernandez
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Re: wet phone

Posted by anonttcer

Do a search on you tube.
They have a video about how to do this with the rice....



I did. Was just wondering if anyone had any luck with this...

Posted 8/4/09 11:02 AM
 

MelBobby
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Re: wet phone

My water bottle spilled about a week ago in my bag too..all over the phone. I was gettin a blank screen. My friend told me about the rice thing but i didnt do it. It was late at night so i just turned off the phone and prayed it worked in the morning. and it did..thank god cause i dont have insurance...just turn it off for awhile or take out the battery and dry it. GL

Posted 8/4/09 11:06 AM
 

HeathKernandez
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Re: wet phone

Posted by MelBobby

My water bottle spilled about a week ago in my bag too..all over the phone. I was gettin a blank screen. My friend told me about the rice thing but i didnt do it. It was late at night so i just turned off the phone and prayed it worked in the morning. and it did..thank god cause i dont have insurance...just turn it off for awhile or take out the battery and dry it. GL



Thanks!

The phone wouldn't even turn on... it shut itself off.

we DO have insurance so I can always get a new one for $50.00 but I really would rather save the $50.00 and buy some new shoes or something... Chat Icon

Message edited 8/4/2009 11:08:44 AM.

Posted 8/4/09 11:08 AM
 

ali120206
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Re: wet phone

Try a blow dryer - that's what someone told me the insurance companies do to phones that were turned in because of water damage.

Posted 8/4/09 11:26 AM
 

anonttcer
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Re: wet phone

Also one time my DH dropped his phone in the toilet Chat Icon (Luckily it was fresh water but still...)
He just took it all apart and left it on our laundry/boiler room- it's always hot and dry in there- for a day or so.
He popped it back together and it was fine.

So it's going to depend on the severity of the water damage I guess...

Posted 8/4/09 11:37 AM
 

HeathKernandez
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Re: wet phone

Posted by anonttcer

Also one time my DH dropped his phone in the toilet Chat Icon (Luckily it was fresh water but still...)
He just took it all apart and left it on our laundry/boiler room- it's always hot and dry in there- for a day or so.
He popped it back together and it was fine.

So it's going to depend on the severity of the water damage I guess...



I can't imagine this would have ruined it. I caught it immediately so even though it was about 1/2 the bottle that spilled, it was saturated with it and however *wet* it got, it was not for long... My phone IS getting up there in age, and I've beat it up plenty..

I just think it's time Chat Icon

Posted 8/4/09 11:40 AM
 

HeathKernandez
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Re: wet phone

Posted by ali120206

Try a blow dryer - that's what someone told me the insurance companies do to phones that were turned in because of water damage.



I've always heard NOT to use a blow dryer b/c the force of the air could break the chips or something...

Posted 8/4/09 11:41 AM
 

Christine
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Re: wet phone

I know someone on another message board that did this with an iPod that went through the laundry. She put it in a ziploc filled with rice in a warm spot. It took about a week but it works perfectly now - no loss of data or battery life. She tested it every 48 hours to check the progress.

good luck!

Posted 8/4/09 11:44 AM
 

JennZ
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Re: wet phone

they had the rice thing on the TODAY show a couple weeks ago. Put it all in there, take it apart and cover with rice. It should absorb all the moisture.

Posted 8/4/09 11:46 AM
 

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Re: wet phone

Posted by HeathKernandez

Posted by anonttcer

Do a search on you tube.
They have a video about how to do this with the rice....



I did. Was just wondering if anyone had any luck with this...





the rice thing worked for my cousin, its worth a shot.

Posted 8/4/09 11:59 AM
 
 

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