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  1. oldboy74

    oldboy74 Member
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    Ok, dropped my phone in the bath for less than 5 seconds, i whipped it out and pulled the battery out quick smart, it now sits in a tub of rice next to the radiator, are there any other tips anyone can recomend? the battery water mark is red so i guess it got pretty full during its suicide atempt.

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  2. malcster

    malcster Well-Known Member

    Always amazes me when people have mobiles near water

    Try sticking a couple of.those.silica gel beads that you get in new shoes in a box with the rice
  3. dvhttn

    dvhttn Android Expert

    Whenever I've done this (NOT the bath but my old E71 managed to drop itself into a cup of coffee I was carrying .... :eek: ) I've immediately take the whole thing apart, used kitchen towel to get as much liquid off as possible and then used a hair dryer to dry it off thoroughly. The E71 is still going now apart from a duff camera which "may" not be related. But the thing is to dry it off as thoroughly as possible.

    Good luck!

  4. oldboy74

    oldboy74 Member
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    Cheers guys, heres how it stands, removed the phone from its bath of rice and it fired up fine, all functions at a quick look seem to be ok although there still seems to be a little damage to the screen, i'm not sure if this is still water so as a precaution its back in the rice until tomorrow. One saving grace is i can access my numbers, if i have to pay for a new screen then that serves me right for playing fishing to go in the bath. no puns about trying to hook a tiddler please.
  5. oldboy74

    oldboy74 Member
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    Phone now perfectly alright, speed and rice bath will save your phone if you are dumb enough to drop it in a bath.
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  6. randomeclipse

    randomeclipse Newbie

    Lucky boy hehe. Nice recovery :)
  7. KingDong

    KingDong Android Enthusiast

    I had this happen to my W960i before, left it an airing cupboard dipped into rice for 3 days and my phone worked.
  8. oldboy74

    oldboy74 Member
    Thread Starter

    Its a good step to take.
  9. KingDong

    KingDong Android Enthusiast

    I heard its not good to try turn it on after dropping it in water as well? anyone know the reason?
  10. endo55

    endo55 Newbie

    By turning it on, you're passing current through the components. With the water there, you can short-circuit the components. Hence you remove the battery to ensure there's no power there, and make sure all the water is gone before turning it back on. The rice absorbs the water.
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  11. KingDong

    KingDong Android Enthusiast

    Thanks, i'll bare that in mind if that happens to me.
  12. oldboy74

    oldboy74 Member
    Thread Starter

    Speed and patience is the key, oh and some major luck.
  13. Randles

    Randles Member

    Lucky dude!!!
  14. dan_hin

    dan_hin Member

    You missed a punning opportunity there.
  15. loulou

    loulou Well-Known Member

    I never thought I'd drop a mobile in water either, but I did, about 6 months ago! My Sony Ericsson W995 had a hinge on it, so I had it propped up on a shelf, listening to audio books in the bath. Then I heard a "plop".

    Took it apart, put it in a jar with dry rice (wrapped up in a furry hat, against a radiator) for two days, then gently used a vacuum cleaner (not touching the phone) and all back to normal.

    Unfortunately problems came a few months down the line. The earpiece became muffled, had to replace that, and the camera slowly but surely got foggy. So your mileage may vary.

    Obviously can't get the manufacturer to fix it under warranty, as there's a water damage indicator strip inside all mobiles which turns red :(
  16. Lolhare

    Lolhare Newbie

    My Desire went down the toilet for 20 seconds,when I picked it out I saw it fill up as bubbles came from it! It didn't work for ages after 3 days drying off but slowly came back,I gave it to someone who says its perfect now!
  17. oldboy74

    oldboy74 Member
    Thread Starter

    Just wanted to bump this thread to say that 2yrs on the Desire HD is still fuctioning how it should and is now nserving my son, big cheers for the rice bath.
  18. marlonmark

    marlonmark Lurker

    clean your phone with towel or handkerchief. Remove all the possible parts. Keep it for dry or use some hair dryer wait for half n hr or an hour and then try to use it..

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