Brought my phone into the poolGeneral


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  1. Droidboy850

    Droidboy850 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I brought my incredible into the pool today in my swimsuit :( It wont turn on... no insurance. What options do I have?
     

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  2. Mischka7

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    stick it in a bag of dry rice for a week, replace the rice if it gets wet. Don't try to turn it on until after the week has passed. I heard that may help it to work.
     
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    Sell it on eBay? Probably worth a couple bucks.
     
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    I know it sounds crazy but I would immediately put the phone in a ziplock bag full of rice. Completely submerge the phone in the rice, with the battery out and the battery cover off the phone. I read some posts about doing this and people had positive reviews and said it worked.
    My aunt dropped her iphone in the bath tub and I told her to do it and the next morning it was working again without 1 issue. You would be surprised and it never hurts to try, especially at this point. Good luck.
     
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    red97xj Well-Known Member

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    Dont try and turn on! Pull the battery, put the cell and battery in a ziplock bag, change rice every day for 7 days, then turn on. My sons ipod touch got washed, and this rice trial worked!
     
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    How long was it in the pool for?

    If the water got in deep enough your phone is not repairable.
     
  7. Droidboy850

    Droidboy850 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    probably 10 seconds.
     
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    I've seen this work a few times and this would be the best option i would recommend.
     
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    Droidboy850 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Water is under the screen but now it is just condensation. Ugh. Im so pissed.
     
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    Do the Rice trick, honestly its your best choice
     
  11. Droidboy850

    Droidboy850 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Put it in basmati white rice in a ziplock. Time to pray.
     
  12. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member

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    Forget praying. You are going to need voodoo.

    Don't forget to tell us what happens.

    sorry bud. life's a beach.
     
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    contagous Well-Known Member

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    you should then submerge that ziplock in more rice in a container, and change the rice everyday. Hpoefully it will suck all the moisture out
     
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    Droidboy850 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I don't want to go back to blackberry NOOOOOOO.
     
  15. suzlyn

    suzlyn Well-Known Member

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    To my knowledge you can add insurance anytime within the first 30 days. Call and ask, but i wouldn't mention it already took a swim.
     
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    Careful Susan, that makes the mods upset - PM that stuff for your own benefit :)
     
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    It also doesn't help if there happens to be a rep from the California Department of Insurance (member of the NAIC) on this thread. :D
     
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    suzlyn Well-Known Member

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    Ok, thanks.
     
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    If you work in an office, take your Incredible with you and find a significant amount of paper on your desk.

    Then, set the phone on the paper.
     
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    LOL. :D

    Sorry to hear about the phone. I assume it was on when you took it for a dip, right? If so, that may hurt your chances, but try the rice trick anyway for sure and keep us posted. Good luck!
     
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    :D LOL x2

    Sorry dude.
    You may now have an Incredible Paper Weight.
     
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    If the rice doesn't work, take it apart the most and best u can. Apply a thin coat of alcohol with a paint brush , with enough pressure to clean, on all circuits u can. Air dry.
     
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    Next time get insurance!!
     
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    my wife left her blackberry in the washer machine once, we tried all the drying tricks nothing worked...

    i did after a few days completely dismantled the phone and found all, and i mean ALL, the little pink stickers and replaced them with white ones and replaced the little void sticker with one i printed out on sticker paper and put the phone back together and then made a regular warranty claim...worked perfect and i my wife was allowed to stay married to me! win win!
     

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