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Old November 1st, 2012, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help... i dropped my phone into the toliet

I have a htc evo 46 design from boost and today i accidentally dropped my phone into the toliet ive been drying it out and when i turn it on it works but the only think so far that i notice doesnt is the touch screen... it wont work at all... what should i do? ive been drying it out now for maybe 2 hrs and its showing a orange light on the top where the notification light is... does this mean its broken?? HELP PLEASE !! thank youu

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put it in a zip lock bag of rice it draws moister.
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 04:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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put it in a zip lock bag of rice it draws moister.
yeah, that's trick work on my other phone..
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I do hope the first thing you did was remove the battery. Water alone usually is not what damages electronics. It's when electronics is turned on while exposed to water that does the damage. The water causes components inside to short because water conducts electricity. If you pull the battery as soon as you can, you can avoid most of the damage associated with water.

Some folks have suggested putting it in a zip lock bag of rice. Cat litter also is another medium that can be used to draw out the moister. Also try silica packates. (for example those little silica packages that are sometimes included with packages of lunch meat or certain clothing items).

Never put the battery back in until you are sure the phone is completely dry.
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^^^ Excellent advice, Apache Thunder!

I almost wish the phone companies would publish instructions like this in the device manuals for folks since we see a few of these threads pop-up in almost every phone forum.

Knowing this information ahead of time would prepare one for that ultimate freak-out moment that no one every wants to experience.

By the way, that's dry, uncooked rice, right?
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Cooked if its I phone uncooked for android lol
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Default Proper Water Damage Procedure

1st. Pull the Battery
2nd. Remove back housing(plastic casing) Run your finger nail inbetween the edges of the metal frame, and the back plastic, or use a pick or something plastic/disposable
3rd. Place in bag silica packets to dry
4th. (Pros Only) Disassemble phone completely, place logic board into ultrasonic cleaner with 2/3, add a small amount of dish detergent.(30 min.)
5th. Let dry for at least 24 hours, replace charging port & battery. Rebuild and turn on

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