Droid 2 dropped in water - used rice - put battery back in after - now sizzling noise

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  1. taylor9712

    taylor9712 New Member

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    Hello. my stupid ass dropped my Droid 2 in water for a split second. I have been letting the phone sit in rice for just over 24 hours now and I just tried to put the battery back in the phone and when I did it makes a slight sizzling noise where the battery and phone connect for power. Am I completely screwed? Do you think it's because of the rice? Should I keep the phone in rice longer? Any help or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    I'd start looking on eBay for a used phone:(

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    I'm thinking the same, it wouldn't hurt to leave it in the rice longer though. I wouldn't get my hopes to high. Water damage can be a ...
     
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    You are SOL. :(
     
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    Keep it in! If after 3 days it doesn't power on toss it, but I'd give it till then. It took my LG Dare that long to come back to life. :)
     
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    Haha Thanks for your inputs.
    I am going to leave it in the rice for a while longer... just in case it decides to work. If worse comes to worse I do have insurance on the phone... BUT this is a brand new phone... just about 2 weeks old... (i dropped my old phone and the screen cracked) Clearly I should not have such an expensive phone. All of my ****ty phones have been to hell and back and have lasted me. Go figure.
     
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    I recall a time I was at a Chinese Restaurant, and they had a "sizzling rice" dish.
    I wonder where they got that idea from...

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    You're not SOL unless you put the battery in too soon and power it up and end up frying the chip.

    3 days is the recommended length for keeping the battery in one bag of rice and the phone in a separate bag of rice. Do not put both in the same bag. Make sure they are completely covered with rice. Giving the bags a little shake here and there every so often helps too.

    I've helped out countless friends who have had this issue. Worse was a co-worker who dropped his Droid Incredible in a puddle of dirty cold water at work (natural gas company) and it was in the water for 8 hours. Another co-worker found it and gave it to me and I automatically knew who it belonged to. Gave it back to my co-worker and told him exactly what to do. Instead of 3 days I told him to leave it in there for 5 to 7 days just in case.

    He still has the same Droid Incredible and it's working just like it never was in the puddle of dirty cold water.
     
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    My LG Dare went for a swim in the porcelain pond. Took battery out, dried it off, used a hair dryer on the phone. Did not try the rice treatment. After thoroughly drying the phone with the hair dryer, put the battery back in and it worked!
    Three days later, it died.
    Do the rice trick.
     
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    Yeah I had one razr go through the washing machine and another razr in a hot tub. I used a hair dryer and within hours both were back to life.

    As far as a smart phone goes I'm not sure...I haven't had to bust out the hair dryer yet.

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    An even better trick than rice is to put it in front of a dehumidifier if you have one I brought back a couple smartphones that way. I also dropped a bb into the tub once and had a 3rd hour drive so i put it inside the car's ac duct and after the drive it worked for another couple years :)

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    I dropped my digital camera in a river on a backpacking trip (it was me or the camera, had to grab onto rocks unexpectedly). I managed to fish it out with my trekking pole, pulled the battery and let it sit in the top of my backpack for a couple of days. I thought it was completely drowned, but I put the battery in just for kicks and the little bugger turned on! I was elated.

    Bottom line, all hope isn't lost - I didn't have any rice in the backcountry, but you've got plenty. Follow the advice in this thread and odds are your phone will come back to life.
     
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    Hmm. Touche. Thanks for posting that!
     
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