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Dropped HOX in sea, still works perfectly!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by njbrunnock, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. njbrunnock

    njbrunnock Newbie
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    A couple of days ago, I dropped my HTC One X into the sea by accident, picked it up straight away, and dried it on my t-shirt. It showed no signs a malfunction at the time, nor since. I haven't switched it off, taken it apart, or dried it out in any way. It still works and looks as good as the day I bought it. I'm impressed. :)
     



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  2. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    Post here in a few days and let us know how it is.
     
  3. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Yeah it might be ok now, but I'd still do the bag of rice trick for a few days.

    Water is obviously very bad for electronic equipment, salt water even more so.
     
  4. gibbs1984

    gibbs1984 Android Expert

    Yeah, as said above I'd dry it out.

    Extremely lucky if it still works perfectly though, what was you doing with your phone anywhere near the sea? :D
     
  5. njbrunnock

    njbrunnock Newbie
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    Haha, I was wading, taking photos of the beach with it.
     
  6. njbrunnock

    njbrunnock Newbie
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    I'll update in a few days or so. I think the fact that it has a non removable battery and no memory card helped, as less places for water to get in.
     
  7. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    I know the bottom of my phone(where the screen meets and the plastic) you can see light between that area. So I know for sure water would seep into the inside of mine.
     
  8. njbrunnock

    njbrunnock Newbie
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    I've got no light leakage there.
     
  9. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    You never know, by some miracle, it might be fine (hopefully). I'm sure I've seen a vid of someone submerging their SGS3 and it worked perfectly afterwards so stranger things have happened.

    Let us know how it is, I'll be pretty impressed if it is ok (although I'll have no plans to test out with mine any time soon :p).
     
  10. Tomo1971

    Tomo1971 Well-Known Member

    I dropped my Bold 9900 into water and it worked perfect afterwards. But, someone on a forum pointed out that the water indicators will of turned red and if ever the phone goes into repair, the warranty will be voided (even if its a non - related issue probably).

    So, if you have insurance, i would consider claiming. Even if they send the phone back and say its fine and not damaged, that will be enough to re-instate the warranty.

    Steve
     
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  11. njbrunnock

    njbrunnock Newbie
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    It's been 8 days now, and still no problems.
     
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  12. Rik Mayall

    Rik Mayall Member

    My mates phone once fell into a bucket of vomit at the side of his bed. Someone phoned him and it vibrated off his side table and into the bucket lol! The phone was ruined so he put it on eBay fs spares or repair and he put in the ad that it had been dropped in a bucket of sick and someone still bought it!
     
  13. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    Your good then.
     
  14. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Wow, looks like you dodged a bullet then. :)
     

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