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    Phone Sat in the Snow ALL DAY

    It must have fallen out of my pocket as I was getting out of my car to go into school. It sat in the snow ALL DAY. When I found it, it was on, it was wet, and the touch screen wasn't cooperative.

    My dad says we should wait 2 weeks before we even try turning it on again. In the meantime I will use my older phone. Is 2 weeks a good time period? Longer? What do you guys think?
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    take the battery out and put it in a ziplock bag with a cup of rice. The rice acts as dessicant and will absorb the moisture.

    Give it a day and then give it a try.
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    Good advice! But what about the rest of the phone? Should i put it in rice as well?
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    Just whatever you do........don't try to turn it on!!!

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    Sorry Yes put the phone in the rice.
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    and put it near/on a heat vent
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    This is the best (and most reasonable) approach...
    How to Deal with a Droid thats Gotten Wet–THE RIGHT WAY

    The rice BS is just stupid... it will NOT draw any moisture out.. think about it people... IF rice had any hygroscopic properties than the rice in your cupboard would take moisture from the air and would get soft and/or moldy relatively quickly.... I don't know who started this stupid solution or why but it's complete BS... it will do nothing more/extra than just allowing the phone to sit wrapped in a towel for the same period of time...

    (and yes, now a bunch of people will quote this saying 'riced save my phone'.... BULL!!!!!! see above... unless you can find me anything proven that states rice suddenly becomes hygroscopic in the presence of cell phones it was simply the TIME and the DRY environment)
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    Damn, KZI, I was in the process of posting same link. And rice is B.S.
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    Yeah, rice didn't do **** for my LG when I got pushed in a pool. Do you have the warranty? If so, just take it in for replacement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KZIWarrior View Post
    This is the best (and most reasonable) approach...
    How to Deal with a Droid thats Gotten Wet–THE RIGHT WAY

    The rice BS is just stupid... it will NOT draw any moisture out.. think about it people... IF rice had any hygroscopic properties than the rice in your cupboard would take moisture from the air and would get soft and/or moldy relatively quickly.... I don't know who started this stupid solution or why but it's complete BS... it will do nothing more/extra than just allowing the phone to sit wrapped in a towel for the same period of time...

    (and yes, now a bunch of people will quote this saying 'riced save my phone'.... BULL!!!!!! see above... unless you can find me anything proven that states rice suddenly becomes hygroscopic in the presence of cell phones it was simply the TIME and the DRY environment)
    Can you offer any proof that the rice application does not work? Until then it is just as good an application as any you use.
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