Bathing your Droid

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  1. Goofy Yno

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    My son dropped my droid in a large glass of water. Seems to have done it in. I have been waiting to get either the Bionic or more likely GSII if it comes with 4G. well, I guess Bionic, here I come. Only problem is, I can't go 2-3 weeks without a phone. Is the anyway Verizon would give me a loaner until the new phone arrives? Yea, I know: :rofl2:

    any ideas?

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    Don't turn it on, take the battery out. Put the cover, battery and phone in a bowl of rice and cover. Wait 1-2 days. Reinstall battery, turn on. Should work,.


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    This is a myth. It will not work. Water ruins the electronics in the phone and rice will not fix it. Verizon allows one return or exchange, no questions asked within 14 days of purchase. There is a 35 fee for this.

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    same thing happened to mine on wednesday night i dropped it in a puddle.

    im am also waiting on the bionic but i need a cell phone ASAP since i work an hr away. thinking about doing an asurion claim and then buying the bionic.

    any idea if they are still replacing the Droid 1 with a Droid 1?
     
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    Depends on area..I have a friend whom recently just received a global for his ogdroid...So..that may be...but of course its a Like New as they call the refurb..lol good luck!

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    I've done it and many others I know have done it with success. Water only damages the electronics of the phone if there is current running through the board while its wet. This causes a short. Removing the battery, and thus eliminating current allows the rice to draw the water put before you power the phone on. That's not to say the damage isn't already done in some cases but in many cases it is effective.

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    Agreed! I have also saved my phone from water damage by immediately removing the battery. My son's phone was also post outside for three weeks in a pile of leaves. It had been rained on, stepped on and looked like it went through the eat when he find it. The only thing that saved that phone is that the battery was already dead when he lost it. He let it dry for over a week b4 trying to fire it up. His friends at school posted all over the Facebook walls pics of the phone looking beaten and dubbed it the miracle phone cuz it still worked.

    It is not the water that ruins the phone, it is water and current (from the battery) together that causes the phone to short circuit which then ruins the phone. After water damage, immediately remove the battery, and let completely dry before putting the battery back on or turning the phone on.

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    well i live in indiana so i dont know what ill get and the asurion site doesn't show what replacement they will send but i still wonder if it was be a OG D1 i wouldn't mind it but sure as hell wouldn't mind an upgrade either lol
     
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    eBay or craigslist. I'm sure you could get a new smart phone for cheap until the Bionic or GS2 arrive.
     
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    i tried craigslist but everything was over 100 and im not an avid ebay buyer
     
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    Putting it in rice is probably the best method. My giant water bottle opened up in my bag and flooded my iPod one day. Left it in rice for a day and most of the water was out, but the screen had water damage because it was sitting in the water for a while. Some people have told me that you can take a hair drier and put it so that you're pushing the water out instead of drying it, but a guy at Apple told me this can fry the board.
     
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    As said before putting your phone in rice is a myth. The only way rice can absorb moisture is for it to come in direct contact with the water. So unless you completely disassemble the entire phone before it goes in the rice its worthless.

    Leaving your phone on the counter or putting it in a rice bowl for a few days will achieve the same exact results.
     
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