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Offline whiffleball

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Did your cell phone get wet?
« on: February 06, 2013, 06:19:12 AM »
I've done this twice.  Once the thing was in a front pocket as I leaned over the dog's water dish and in it went.  Last night I forget the damn thing was in a jeans pocket.  I threw the jeans in the washer and didn't discover I'd done so until the wash cycle had completed.  When I fished it out of the washer the thing was vibrating like crazy.

The phone is ruined and I have a backup, but was worried about the SIM card.  I was told to take it out and let it sit, completely covered, in a cup of dry rice over night to remove the moisture.  I was afraid it'd been fried by the battery, but it's working beautifully in my backup phone.

Everybody here probably already knows this, but it was welcome news to me.

Offline thundley4

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Re: Did your cell phone get wet?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 09:24:35 AM »
I have dropped a phone in the dog's water dish the same way. 

Always remove the battery immediately, then use a low heat source for drying everything out.  I've used a hair dryer set on low and also the defroster in the car.