Dropped Droid off a dock, was underwater for ~5min.

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  1. deputc26

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    I went sailing the other day and am still a little clumsy from a foot injury, long story short, my droid flew out of my pocket into about 5 feet of water, I can't get the dressing on my injured foot wet so I scooped it off the bottom with a fishing net. The phone was powered down before it fell in the water, I waited a day and half and put the battery back in and tried to turn it on. The "M" appeared for a second and then nothing. What are my odds it can be made to work? any advice? no insurance on it cause I'm running it pre-paid.
     
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    If it was fully submerged for 5 minutes , its probably gone. But if you search, theres a thread on how to properly dry a droid.
     
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    i doubt youre gonna have any luck. that long is long enough for the water to get to all parts of the phone and soak. sorry to be a negative nancy but the outlook isnt too positive.

    some of my friends have used this and there has been some positive results

    How to Save a Wet Cell Phone - wikiHow
     
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    Yea, you needed to leave it off for about 3 days to totally dry it. you probably fried it when you turned it on.
     
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    Man that sucks, sorry to hear. I doubt you'll get it back, but I've heard of stranger things.
     
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    Although it's probably gone, I suppose there is always hope.

    I once had a cd player in an old truck that drank more Dr Pepper and Crown and Coke than I did. One day it finally quit working, I cleaned everything I could with alcohol, and it stayed dead for about 6 months before finally working again. Worked like a charm after that until I sold the truck some 2 years later.
     
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    yah I'm pretty sure I fried it when I turned it on too. thanks for the link Hook.
     
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    was it dropped in freshwater or saltwater?
     
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    Last weekend my droid was submerged in pond water and I got an insurance replacement. When I went to turn the other phone in I tried to see if the old battery worked in the new phone, cuz I was gon keep the battery. It didn't... so I tried the new battery in the old (submerged) phone... IT WORKED PERFECTLY. Try a different battery before you do anything major
     
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    Cup half full: now you have a reason to get an Incredible....

    Sorry to hear that dude, but I concur, it takes a bit longer than 36 hours to fully dry the phone, and if it didnt short out when you dropped it in the water, I'm betting you did when you turned it on...

    Either way, my condolences.
     
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    Bummer, Sounds like a good time to ask if anyone has used the Aquapac Handheld case.

    Thanks!:)
     
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