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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by BettyWytias, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. BettyWytias

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    but. I left my phone outside and, yes, it got rained on. AND it's new AND my first 'Droid! at first it worked and now not. I've taken out battery, sim card, media card --- any grand suggestions? do I just let it dry out on its own with these particulars taken out? hair dryer? wait & try again tomorrow??:(

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    There is a trick that many use and that's to put the phone in a lot of rice for some time. The rice will draw the mosture from the phone. It's a little late but the best line of rescue for a wet phone is not to power it on at all until it's been a couple of days in rice to dry out. If the mositure bridges a circuit on the board it's a gamble as to where the power went through the cirucuitry. Without power.... the mositure really can do any harm beyone a certain amount of corrosion. I'd not turn it on again until I am confident it's completely dry.. and then it's a crossed fingers sort of deal.
    I hope it will work for you.
     
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    Unfortunately the first instinct with a wet phone is to see if it works, which is the worst thing you can do. Let it dry in uncooked rice in a bag as olbriar suggested for at least 48 hours. 72 would be better. Then try and power on and hope nothing is cooked.
     

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