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Dropped droid in small puddle and now it wont turn on!!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by John Connor, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. John Connor

    John Connor Newbie
    Thread Starter

    hey guy, i was just getting out the car right now when my phone dropped from my pocket into the curb and there was water there... now my phone only turns on and says " bootloader 2c.6c" on the top left hand corner, i think its dead...

    will verizon give me another droid, i think i've fore xactly one month now, im not sure if i got the insurance, i dont remember talking about it with the salesperson and now im freaking out if i would have to pay full retail for another one :( .. what should i tell the verizon person tomorrow???

  2. BucYouUp68

    BucYouUp68 Android Enthusiast

    Put it in a bag of Rice overnight, see if it will turn on in the morning
  3. Mrwirez

    Mrwirez Member

    Rule #1 When getting any electronics wet is NEVER turn it on until dry.
    Rule #2 Pull the battery and put it in a bag of dry rice.
    Rule #3 Pay for the insurance through Verizon.

    I hope it works out for you. Water is a tough one without insurance.
    Good luck john
  4. Negativism

    Negativism Newbie

    Never heard about the rice and don't turn on till dry advice before. Something ill keep in mind but hopefully never have to use it.

    Something i found out though is don't put your droid in your jacket pocket while cleaning snow off your car. Had a scare reaching in my pocket for the droid and felling snow. Thankfully it still worked.
  5. thrifty

    thrifty Well-Known Member

    Well Mr. Connor.... looks like you've been Terminated...:rolleyes:
  6. John Connor

    John Connor Newbie
    Thread Starter

    thanks for the tip guys, well i decided to race down to verizon. They pronounced my DOA at the scene and told me they will ship me out a phone because they dont have none in stock....than i just realized right now, how can they not the newest phone from verizon in stock??... im guessing this means im getting a refurbished.. i hope not.. but as long as it works i wont complaint...

    i still still put the phone and battery in a bag of rice.. i'll see if that helps

  7. Silverwing

    Silverwing Member

    The nerve. You break your phone and you are not happy that Verizon replaces it free of charge....and complain that you aren't getting a BRAND new one for the one you used for a month and broke.

    This is why everyone pays more for the phone, people are careless, break their phones get free new ones and the rest of us have to pay extra.
  8. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    There are things called accidents. No need to jump down the guy's throat.

    To the OP, you may get a refurb, but I wouldn't worry about it as it should work just the same as any new unit, possibly even better since it should have been checked over during the refurb process to make sure everything is working properly. With a new phone, its only checks would have probably been at the factory, and new Droid's can unfortunately come with a lot of strange problems.
  9. superdesi

    superdesi Android Enthusiast

    for your future phone....you may want to consider getting a lifejacket.

    I kid I kid. That is sad news tho, I would be DEVASTATED if that happened to me. Now that you mention it, I should look up 100m waterproof cases for my phone.......
  10. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA

    Just hope and pray they don't check the water damage sticker on the inside of the battery compartment when you send the other one back, if it is activated then you will get a pretty sweet charge on your next bill for a new DROID. Be happy if they don't but please be more careful or get the insurance because this is not covered by Verizon's 30 day return or any other warranty from them, basically it is taking advantage of them and us because that's the reason they charge more and more for phones and everything else.
  11. ladybadger2007

    ladybadger2007 Well-Known Member

    I too had a scare with the snow. I was trying to take pics with cold hands and dropped my phone in a snowdrift. I snatched it back up and so far it seems to be ok.. LOL accidents happen that is what insurance is for. Make sure you insure the next one.
  12. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
    VIP Member

    My daughter sent her LG Chocolate 3 through the washing machine. I found it while putting clothes in the dryer. GRRRR!

    Anyway, I took it apart (NEVER try to turn on a wet phone) and put all the pieces in a small ziplock bag full of uncooked rice for 24 hours. The rice pulled the moisture out of the phone and it powered up nicely. Not a perfect scenario and the moisture indicator is permanently red... but at least the phone works.

    Something to keep in mind if your phone ever gets wet. Let's be careful out there and have a GREAT Twenty Ten! :D
  13. BonJoviGirl

    BonJoviGirl Member

    Aquapac Handheld Case - Smartphones Weather Resistant Cases - MobileBurn Store

    I'm getting this because I coach football cheerleading and we stand out in rain and snow and I always have to have my phone with me.
  14. kraze0g

    kraze0g Android Enthusiast

  15. monsterpt

    monsterpt Newbie

    OtterBox has some really rugged cases. No Defender for the Droid yet, but with a little modification, the 1900 series works well for me out on the trails. I have it mounted to my bikes tube and can track myself and my friends with mytracker and lattitude. Awesome if you are a gung-ho outdoor enthusiast. You can get all the different mounting hardware etc from them too.

  16. superdesi

    superdesi Android Enthusiast

    links dead. but good effort!
  17. Psychokitty

    Psychokitty Android Enthusiast

    Yay! -Another old guy! :D HSB was one of the greatest shows ever.:p
  18. DROID Grammy

    DROID Grammy Lurker

    Christmas present from my grandkids...Aquapac PDA case. I tournament bass fish and will need to protect the Droid in my boat. I have let a couple of cells swim/sink in the past. You can still use the touch screen through the case-tried that Christmas day, but I have not tried a phone call yet to see how it blocks the sound-got some time, water pretty hard right now in Indiana.
  19. BonJoviGirl

    BonJoviGirl Member

    I haven't gotten mine yet but was wondering about the touch working through the screen. I hardley ever talk on my phone more texting so that's real good to know. Thanks for the update on it. :)
  20. My 2 cents.. I've seen my fair share of watered down laptops and phones, pull the batteries and then heat it up good with a hair dryer. This takes time and I would heat it a couple of times, like for 30 minutes or so a piece, but I have always had them come back to life, so it works for me.....
  21. BonJoviGirl

    BonJoviGirl Member

    My daughter's $6,000.00 insulin pump took a dive in the lake and would not work, I did put it in rice for two days, it did bring it back to life. I had it replaced anyway this is her life line, I can't have something go wrong from water damage.
  22. Sgid

    Sgid Lurker

    Hey John.
    My droid has joined the dark screen side with the only message showing up being the bootloader 2c.6c and mine had a close call with a wave at the beach just getting the edge of the phone slightly damp... i would like to no did the rice trick work, because my droid is litterally 6 days old...
    thanks sgid!

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