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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Droidboy850, May 24, 2010.

  1. Droidboy850

    Droidboy850 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    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

    Mischka7 Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  3. mvolps22

    mvolps22 Newbie

    Sell it on eBay? Probably worth a couple bucks.
     
  4. 1967ls2

    1967ls2 Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  5. red97xj

    red97xj Well-Known Member

    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!
     
  6. jamor

    jamor Android Expert

    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
    Thread Starter

    probably 10 seconds.
     
  8. I've seen this work a few times and this would be the best option i would recommend.
     
  9. Droidboy850

    Droidboy850 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Water is under the screen but now it is just condensation. Ugh. Im so pissed.
     
  10. contagous

    contagous Android Expert

    Do the Rice trick, honestly its your best choice
     
  11. Droidboy850

    Droidboy850 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

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

    jamor Android Expert


    Forget praying. You are going to need voodoo.

    Don't forget to tell us what happens.

    sorry bud. life's a beach.
     
  13. contagous

    contagous Android Expert

    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
     
  14. Droidboy850

    Droidboy850 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

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

    suzlyn Member

    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.
     
  16. jamor

    jamor Android Expert

    Careful Susan, that makes the mods upset - PM that stuff for your own benefit :)
     
  17. Mischka7

    Mischka7 Well-Known Member

    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
     
  18. suzlyn

    suzlyn Member

    Ok, thanks.
     
  19. psipher

    psipher Newbie

  20. mrootes

    mrootes Member

    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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  21. Bundy

    Bundy Android Enthusiast

    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!
     
  22. f5_again

    f5_again Newbie


    :D LOL x2

    Sorry dude.
    You may now have an Incredible Paper Weight.
     
  23. secretLOVER

    secretLOVER Android Enthusiast

    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.
     
  24. GAUG3

    GAUG3 Well-Known Member

    Next time get insurance!!
     
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  25. ezy1022

    ezy1022 Newbie

    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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