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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by murrich, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. murrich

    murrich Lurker
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    So I dropped my phone in the toilet last night, I wasn't sure what to do with it so I took it apart and vacuumed the phone for about 20 minutes then sat it in rice overnight.
    I tried turning it on this morning and it all seemed to work except it won't connect to the internet (it says it's connected on wifi but it isn't) or mobile data, plus the battery seems to be depleting rapidly (which I'm guessing I'll just need to get a new battery for).

    Could anyone give me any tips for the internet or battery, should I just put it back in rice?
    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
     


  2. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    Overnight is not enough. You need to assure that every drop of moisture is out. Don't let the battery go back in until you are 100% sure all moisture is gone or you will fry the board and nothing on the phone will work.
     
  3. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Trying to power it up while its still wet is just going to cause more damagew
     
  4. murrich

    murrich Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Okay thanks, so it's probably screwed? I took everything back out and put it back in rice but I did try to turn it on after about 12 hours.
     
  5. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    It needs to be in rice without interruption for days. Not minutes or hours.
     
  6. kinfolk248

    kinfolk248 Android Enthusiast

    Rice, grits, oatmeal, kitty litter, etc. try one of those and leave it buried for 2 days...

    lol ive ever heard ppl try ambient heat successfully for example after doing the bury technique wrapping it in lots of socks and putting in dryer for a few minutes lol. Idk if i'd try that lol. I'd probably stick with burying that bad boy... ;-)
     
  7. murrich

    murrich Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Yeah people already said that, thanks.
     
  8. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    Please, don't text and toot.
     
  9. murrich

    murrich Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Haha, I wasn't, the light was blown in the toilet so I put my phone on top of the toilet with the torch on.
     

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