Bathing your Droid

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  1. celtic11

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    There is moisture everywhere. There is moisture on the outside of your phone and in the air. Ever left a box of rice open over a period of time? It clumps up from absorbing moisture in the air. Putting your phone in rice will cause the rice to absorb all the moisture on and around the phone. Since water/moisture moves from areas of higher concentration to areas of less concentration, the moisture inside the phone is drawn out. That's like physics 101.

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    Try swappa. You might be able to get a cheap OG off there.
     
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    lol.... anyone that knows anything at all knows that rice does not draw out moisture it absorbs moisture on contact.
     
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    Pro tip: Silica packets (you know, the ones that say "DO NOT EAT" on them) work better than rice. True story. Every time I get a package that contains one I put it in a ziplock baggy and keep it in my truck just in case...if it gets wet I drop the phone in the baggy, zip it and leave it for a few days. I saved an LG Dare this way and it worked until the day I sold it to buy my D1 some six months later, and I've exposed my D1 to water and moisture many times...remove the battery, zip it and dry it out. =)
     
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    Yeah the rice thing works...to an extent. Unfortunately most people "try to see if their phone is ruined" before giving the rice thing a whirl. I found what works best for me is puling the battery immediately and putting it in a ziplock bag of rice, and putting it somewhere decently warm (for evaporation purposes) and leaving it for a day or less, you'd be surprised how many times I've saved my wife's phone like this lol... unfortunately I wasn't home last time she dunked her Droid x (and they are the most easily damaged by water) so she kept trying it lol. FYI best buy insurance is WAY better than anything the phone companies will offer ;)

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  6. celtic11

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    The rice doesn't draw out the moisture so much as it absorbs moisture around the phone causing moisture to naturally move from an area of higher concentration to less concentration. But I don't know anything...

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  7. TyrantII

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    If the rice thing doesn't work, just grab a cheap Zack Morris phone off ebay for like $5. Make sure the ESN is clear and you're good to go for 2-3 weeks. Did it once in a pnich since a NE2 was only a few months away. [​IMG]
     
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    Uhh dont do this if you want to keep your unlimited data, unless that ancient thing is considered a smartphone..
     
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    This isn't a myth. Water does not ruin "electronics" in a phone. They short the circuitry and more times than not, if you dry out the device, it will work properly afterwards.
     
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    Hey just make some rice instead of wasting it lol.....well mine got water n my phone stop working but I did leave my phone off for a week n then it work fine..I still have it right now....n well plp complain cus they want live with out textin or making call jk lol

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    Sometimes you can request to pay for something even if you aren't going to use it... A friend of mine payed for the iPhone plan so he could have it for 10 a month or whatever it was for like a year before he got one lol

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