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G1 dropped in glass of TEA!

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  1. burnticarus

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    My wife just dropped my phone in a glass of tea. :eek: She was playing a game and the kids were watching. She plays with it more than me so I know it was an accident. lol Anyway, I turned it off imediately and took it apart to start drying it. It was full of tea. :( I poured tea out of the phone on to the floor! After cleaning it, I put it above the fireplace we do not use. I figured it would be a good place for it to dry for 24 hours with out being disturbed. Then I dropped the SIM card. It fell in a crack in the bricks, about a foot and a half down. I tried fishing it out with hack saw blades with no luck. It shall remain there forever unless I decide to start ripping the bricks apart. I have an extra SIM so it's not a big deal. Glad it wasn't the SD card! Also glad it was unsweet tea.(no sugar) I have insurance. I think $130 deductible was the only option with the G1. I also had the ZAGG invisible shield, but I don't think it really made a difference considering it was submerged. :(
     

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    I would dry it out for at least a week before attempting to switch it back on.
     
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    holy moly did this happen on friday the 13th? thats some bad luck homie. lol.
     
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    Use some of that gummy paste on the end of a stick to grab the sim card...maybe even some chewing gum.

    Good Luck.
     
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    Ew, that sucks. Sorry to hear it. Thankfully it wasn't dropped in a toilet, I hate hearing those kinds of stories.
     
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    lol my bro dropped his in the toilet last weekend, along with his keys to his 350z. that was an expensive night for him.
     
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    Ah the horrors of texting while you pee.
     
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    Wow sorry to hear this friend. I' hope it works ok once it dries out bit!
     
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    Was it earl grey or English breakfast?
     
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    I put the phone back together last night. It has been drying for a few days. I used a new SIM card that came with the phone which I activated in an old phone. Once it was all back together, I hit the power button and it . . .WORKS!. . . WOW!
     
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    That's awesome :)
     
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    Dodged a bullet on that one. Glad to hear it works.
     
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    and your wife is still alive?? lmao ...
    If that was my house I think I would of been arrested by now :p
     

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