dropped my phone in the pool :(

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  1. miro_gt

    miro_gt Notebook Deity

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    that's what happened today while I was trying to watch TV news over wifi while hanging in the water.

    so after some 3 hours drying without the battery, it booted up but restarted couple times and no sound. After another hour or so it booted kind of stable, but couldn't find the SIM and still no sound. So I put it in some rice for the last hour and now it seems everything is working again :D .... ahh what a nice feeling, really. Luckily I did pull it out of the water quite fast, maybe 3 sec max, and it did work for about 1.5 sec under water before all went dark, ouch.

    in the last couple hours I realized how much I like my phone. It's a Samsung Wave s8500. Hope it's still working tomorrow though, lol.
     
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    Appropriate. lol.
     
  3. Voodooi

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    Wow, you're very lucky. Rice works that well, huh? Good thinking :D
     
  4. ViciousXUSMC

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    If it happens to anybody else, take the battery out right away and leave it in rice for atleast 24 hours before you even try to boot it up, and 48 hours is better. This way you do not cause damage via short before all the moisture is gone.
     
  5. talin

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    I take it you put it in dry rice? Might be useful knowlege for the future.
     
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    yeah get a container and fill it with rice and put your device in the rice. I would use basic white rice but any kind would work probably.
     
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    ^ ^ Thanks. :) I hope I never have to do that, but it's good to know how. :)
     
  8. hockeymass

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    My rule of thumb is to leave it in rice until you think it's dry. Then add a day onto that. More time is always better.
     
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    working fine :)

    I kind of have to press the answer button little harder than before to activate, but no biggie, may fix itself over time. I do have answer button that pops on the screen as well, but the physical one is more comfortable to use.

    last two phones that went in the water did not survive (cough .. both nokia ..)
     
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    I always get it warm with a hair-dryer before putting it in the rice. If it's warm/hot it'll evaporate some moisture off and the rice will do it's job.
     
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