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  1.    #1  
    So... my friend's son was playing on the couch about 2 hours ago, and his arm knocked my phone into a LARGE cup of ice water.. low and behold, my phone is dead.. screen is not working but the light on the gesture area blinks with the battery in it. So, i took out the battery n submerged it in rice... i think thats what i was supposed to do.. any other opinions? PLEASE! dont really wanna spend the money for another new baby...
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    never try to turn on a wet phone just open and dry as much as possible and take out battery and then place in to a closed bag of rice and let sit for about 24 hours or so to ensure its dry !!
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    Phone + Wet = Pay Deductable, You - Deductable = $100, 1+2 = 3
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    phone may still work after its done drying out!!
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    depending on how wet it actually is on the inside you may or may not have hurt it. Open the entire phone and put it between a shop towel and lay it outside in the sun for 5 minutes.
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    wet phones don't mean dead phones...


    pull the battery and put it in a zip-loc bag with rice for a day or so....

    My old Centro was in a river for over an hour, after it dried out it worked perfectly for , well, it still works, it's just "retired" from active service... ;-)
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    rice? Never heard that one before, but should work. I've had at least one phone and various other electronics start to work again after a good day of drying. Cross fingers and wait till tomorrow to put battery in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddK View Post
    wet phones don't mean dead phones...


    pull the battery and put it in a zip-loc bag with rice for a day or so....

    My old Centro was in a river for over an hour, after it dried out it worked perfectly for , well, it still works, it's just "retired" from active service... ;-)
    did you ever activate the easter egg where a taxi runs across the screen every once in a while ??
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    yes rice works,,it asorbs moisture fast
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    Yes it does. The rice thing works! Rice absorbs so much water. Don't try to turn it on! Just don't after a long while. You might short circuit it by turning it on!
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    I'm confused, what goes in the rice, the battery or the phone itself?

    ET
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    Quote Originally Posted by etphoto View Post
    I'm confused, what goes in the rice, the battery or the phone itself?

    ET
    your phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by etphoto View Post
    I'm confused, what goes in the rice, the battery or the phone itself?

    ET
    both lol
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    Tried the rice trick with my Treo, and it only partly brought it back to life.
    My device history:

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    well of course it depends on weather or not you turned it on and messed anything up or not. or on wether or not you let it dry out completely or how wet it actually got inside of the phone.
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    phone and battery! In the rice!
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    LMFAO! thanks for the laugh! first smile outta me since my watery debacle

    EDIT: response to groovdafied... lol
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    good hope it fixes your phone with no errors lol
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    I got water in mine - I used the rice "trick" - placed the phone (upside down) and the battery in a bag of rice. It worked - that was over a month ago and it it still working. I left it in overnight. Two nights ago I did the same thing to my Grandsons phone (he was caught in a downpour and it was unprotected. His is also working just fine.
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    I used the rice and a hairdryer to fix my kid phone last yr and it still works. Hairdryer on a cool setting.
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