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    This thread is inevitable, i just never thought i'd be the first!

    Well, i found out the hard way. It took a dive into the porcelain pool this morning for about a second, my quick ninja like reflexes were unable to save it. After leaving out to dry for a few hours i have got all kind of wierd behaviour like inverted screens, lcd wash and an erratic radio. After 3.5 years with the treo series and sprint insurance, looks like my costs are finally (almost) justified. Now where is that number?
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    Quote Originally Posted by makrotonik View Post
    This thread is inevitable, i just never thought i'd be the first!

    Well, i found out the hard way. It took a dive into the porcelain pool this morning for about a second, my quick ninja like reflexes were unable to save it. After leaving out to dry for a few hours i have got all kind of wierd behaviour like inverted screens, lcd wash and an erratic radio. After 3.5 years with the treo series and sprint insurance, looks like my costs are finally (almost) justified. Now where is that number?
    You did try CPR? I grieve for you :-(
    Treo 800w - Love the Phone Can Tolerate the Battery
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    Quote Originally Posted by makrotonik View Post
    This thread is inevitable, i just never thought i'd be the first!
    Congrats!!!

    Well, i found out the hard way. It took a dive into the porcelain pool this morning for about a second, my quick ninja like reflexes were unable to save it.
    Before or after you flushed?
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    All of the documents I have read say to quickly remove the battery and the backup battery and let it dry for something like a week. So...maybe this could have been averted?
    I joined the cellphone thing late: razr v3m->treo 800w
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    Quote Originally Posted by bionicman97 View Post
    You did try CPR? I grieve for you :-(
    tried battery transplant, defibrillator, prayers and fasting. Nothing worked. surprisingly, no tears yet, i guess its because i still have my 700wx as backup so the loss has been mitigated.


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Congrats!!!



    Before or after you flushed?

    Luckily after, but i dont think it would have mattered, as my first reflex was to reach down and grab my baby
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    Quote Originally Posted by samadam View Post
    All of the documents I have read say to quickly remove the battery and the backup battery and let it dry for something like a week. So...maybe this could have been averted?
    I read a few hours, i honestly do not think i could wait a week to see if my phone worked.

    oh, and btw, the red moisture detection strip on the battery and in the unit does work! lol
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    My Sanyo 7500 landed in the deep end of the pool. After 20 minutes of the skimmer dropping it all over the pool I got it out. Took the battery out. Dumped it into a cup of rubbing alcohol. Let is sit for a couple days. The thing works fine. Only issue is in the corner of the external screen there is a dead pixel. Someone on SU told me to try it.

    If you tried powering the phone while it was soaked it's probably toast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by makrotonik View Post
    tried battery transplant, defibrillator, prayers and fasting. Nothing worked. surprisingly, no tears yet, i guess its because i still have my 700wx as backup so the loss has been mitigated.

    . . .
    I'll say a prayer for it tonight
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    Quote Originally Posted by makrotonik View Post
    Luckily after, but i dont think it would have mattered, as my first reflex was to reach down and grab my baby
    I remember when I dropped my old 700wx... it bounced off the edge of the toilet and onto the floor... how it did not go in I don't know... I was grateful though.

    I'm only joking around since you have insurance... no big deal... long as sprint does not give you a hard time. Good luck with that.....
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    Before or after you flushed?



    Luckily after, but i dont think it would have mattered, as my first reflex was to reach down and grab my baby



    ROFLMAO. I think that is the funniest thing i've read in a long time. Now, who else wants to chime in and say whether or not the gross reflex, would've kicked in before the ninja reflex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swooshme View Post
    Before or after you flushed?



    Luckily after, but i dont think it would have mattered, as my first reflex was to reach down and grab my baby



    ROFLMAO. I think that is the funniest thing i've read in a long time. Now, who else wants to chime in and say whether or not the gross reflex, would've kicked in before the ninja reflex.
    After the flush? Well, it is said your kitchen sink has more germs.

    Gross? Hmmm... if my treo were to take the dive, and I'd already flushed, think I'd go after it as well. Now if I had not flushed, then we talk gross... even more if a #2 is involved.

    I can hear it now... "My reflexes kicked in and I thought I grabbed the 800... it was at that point that I realized how small that pda felt in my hands."

    Uhh, sick...




    Let me get back to doing some work... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    After the flush? Well, it is said your kitchen sink has more germs.

    Gross? Hmmm... if my treo were to take the dive, and I'd already flushed, think I'd go after it as well. Now if I had not flushed, then we talk gross... even more if a #2 is involved.

    I can hear it now... "My reflexes kicked in and I thought I grabbed the 800... it was at that point that I realized how small that pda felt in my hands."

    Uhh, sick...




    Let me get back to doing some work... lol
    *laughing so hard, I'm crying*
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    I can hear it now... "My reflexes kicked in and I thought I grabbed the 800... it was at that point that I realized how small that pda felt in my hands."
    "Man, I never realized how soft the soft-touch paint is....."



    Something I've heard if you've soaked your phone.

    1) Pull out/off everything you can (battery, cover, stylus, sd card, open door slot, etc).
    2) Pour yourself a nice big bowl of rice (dry, not cooked).
    3) Stuff your phone into the rice.
    4) Let it sit overnight.

    The rice is extremely absorbant. It will greatly speed the time of absorption of the water in your device, and dry it out.

    The risk here is corrosion, not shorts. There is really not enough power to short out your device, but there is enough to corrode the connections, which causes the strange behaviour you see.

    Powering it on after it went swimming is the worst thing you can do. The power will cause corrosion if there is any water in it.
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    I powered it on after some time under a blow dryer and approx 8 hours after it was out in the 90+ degree Atlanta sunshine. not sure if its too late but i will try the rice thing.
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    Doh! That sucks...
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    makrotonik - You paid for that insurance. I suggest you put it to use instead of rolling the dice.
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    I'm sure he'll use the insurance if the phone doesn't work. I think I'd wait and see as well, just to save $50, but whatever.
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    Yea I forgot about that deductible...
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    The rice thing kind of makes since.

    There was another thread a while back that talked about going to Radio Shack and grabbing a handful of those silica gel (moisture absorbing packs) and putting the treo in a zip lock for a couple of days. This guy tried everying to no avail.... but the silica's worked.

    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akenis View Post
    The rice thing kind of makes since.

    There was another thread a while back that talked about going to Radio Shack and grabbing a handful of those silica gel (moisture absorbing packs) and putting the treo in a zip lock for a couple of days. This guy tried everying to no avail.... but the silica's worked.

    Good luck.
    Silica gel should work as well. Additionally I've seen some "super absorbant" powder, but I would be concerned about it getting into the phone (since it is a powder).

    Rice is cheap and readily availible. Plus now we can debate the merits of long grain VS brown VS wild rice, as far as drying out a phone goes. Personally I prefer brown rice as it has a nice texture to it.

    Discuss.
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