How much water can EVO (or any other cell) sustain?


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  1. Sketchr

    Sketchr VIP Member VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    before there would be water damage?

    I'm not referring to the unit being submerged. But out with it in the rain?
     

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  2. erikivy

    erikivy Well-Known Member

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    I had one die just from being exposed to the steam generated during a shower. I had left the phone on the vanity and that was enough to kill it. This was with an Alltel Hue (Samsung, maybe???) just last year. I don't know if that's typical, but that's my only experience with water damage.
     
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    uniquenameEVO Well-Known Member

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    I have had them go through the washing machine (and dryer), get thrown in a swimming pool (while in my pocket), and been caught in downpours with them.

    The big trick, don't power them on when wet. A good soaking can take days to dry out.
     
  4. damewolf13

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    Yup! My sister in law used to charge her phone in the bathroom when she would shower, and hers got steam damage from the shower and died, so must be somewhat typical.
     
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    74 minutes in a downpour .
     
  6. SeauxCrazy

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    Whoa! Didn't even think of the Shower thing ... Mine usually sits right beside the shower when I take mine. I did that throughout the life of my iPhone (2 years) with no issues ....
     
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    I don't even want to know the answer to the question. I do everything I can to keep my handheld electronics as water- and moisture-free as possible. If it doesn't say "water-safe, water-resistant, or waterproof," I just keep it away from the H2O. If I get caught in the rain, I cover/pocket my phone as best as possible. I never use it out in the rain though - will only do that if I'm in a true emergency situation.
     
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    This is now my standard reasoning as well. I bought a box of 100 quart-size ziploc bags and stashed those suckers everywhere I could think of.....briefcase, glove box, backpack, GF's house, desk at work, etc. If I get caught somewhere in the rain, the plan is to pop it in there until it passes. I should probably pick up some desiccant packets and pre-load all the bags with one. :)
     
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    If your phone gets submerged leave it in a bag of rice (uncooked) for a few days...your phone won't be perfect but usable.
     
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    So who is going to be the first person that will set there EVO out in the rain just like the vids of people trying to scratch the screen? LOL
     
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    Well since you had the bright idea.......
     
  12. SolApathy

    SolApathy Just another robot Guide

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    Yeah but look inside the 1/8th jack. Is the water sensor black or white? Once those water sensors are tripped its all over if you have any problem & they are way too easy to trip
     
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    If I know it's going likely to rain and I'm going to be outside (like if I'm going golfing or walking my dog), I put my phone in a waterproof pouch. You can pick them up at most hiking/outdoor stores (got mine at an Army/Navy store for $2.99), and they are much sturdier and completely waterproof. I used to do Ziplock's but found they just don't have the waterproof seal and durability I need. You won't need the dessicant packs if you use one of these - I tested mine with an old Razr phone by submerging it in a sink for 3 hours.
     
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    Sketchr VIP Member VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the responses. I always take care of my electronics - and other stuff. But, over night I foolishly left my EVO near an open screened window(less than a foot) and it rained. The table it was on wasn't drenched, but a little damp in spots. The EVO was dry, though. I took the cover off to look at the indicator and it appears slight pink with red stripes. It's my understanding that the indicator should be completely white. correct? Did I eff up? :(
     
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    If wet it will turn dark red
     
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    1/8th jack? I just pulled the back cover off, and the water indicator at the bottom of the phone looks fine.

    Plus, living in New Orleans and the amount of humidity and sweat while it's in my pocket is no worse than a shower.
     
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    Most electronics are not harmed in any way by water itself. The issue is what may be in the water in the way of minerals and salts, and the short-circuits caused by moisture, and corrosion that may occur when dissolved solids are left behind. If a phone is not powered on, it can survive quite a lot in the way of immersion. If the water was dirty/full of minerals and completely soaked the device, it actually is good to remove any power source and soak the phone in distilled water, then dry it thoroughly.

    Many electronic components when manufactured are cleaned with ultra pure, deionized water.

    Batteries, on the other hand, are an entirely different matter. Never let your li-on battery get wet, and if it freezes completely, kiss it goodbye.
     
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    Last week my EVO fell into a full cup of water and was submerged. I pulled it out quickly, pulled out the battery and put it in a bag of rice for 24hrs. When I turned it back on it was like nothing happened. I also noticed that the battery sensors on the phone and battery were not affected as well. I think the back plate did a good job keeping the insides dry long enough for me to get it out of the water. When it fell into the glass my heart almost stopped. But I am happy it still works.
     
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    i wish i knew this when my first cell phone fell in the toilet smh
     
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    I don't think I could ever put a phone that fell in the T-bowl up to my face ever again no matter if it worked or not. Just the thought brings out the Howie Hughes in me.:)
     
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    Speakerphone lol
     
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    Electronics are surprisingly forgiving when it comes to liquid damage, if you don't immediately panic and try to turn it on and operate it moments after it being submerged.

    I had my EVO damaged almost beyond repair when trying to install a screen protector. Lots of rubbing alcohol got inside the unit and even my touch screen was cloudy, blotchy, and had spots of black all over it. The bluetooth wasn't turning on and when it did, it would lose connection and audio would cut in and out. Anyway, I took the battery cover off, removed the battery, sat the phone down in a bowl of rice overnight, and by the next morning, EVERYTHING was fine.
     
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    I dropped my Pre in a full cup of beer accidentally. Totally submerged for several seconds. It would not work far about 1 1/2 days after that. But after it dried out completely it worked fine with no ill effects.
     
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    Not me. My original first gen iphone wasn't as happy with moisture. I went from a reletively dry area (colorado) to a humid one (florida) on vacation. At night, just walking in and out of the clubhouse by the pool (ac) caused all kinds of condensation to form on the phone. Sure enough, without being directly exposed to water or steam the phones screen just stopped working from all the condensation. Drying it didnt help either. Of course with no tripping of the water sensors apple replaced it with no questions. Since then i keep my phones far away from any condensation.
     
  25. SolApathy

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    I was referring to the guy with the Iphone. IPhones have a white indicator in the 1/8th jack that turns black when exposed to humidity.
     

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