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

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  1. jcboyett

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    I still think you should try a different battery. True mine wasn't under for a full 5 min. But I did try turning it on right afterwards (like a dumb*ss) and just got the M logo, and then it went off. It would do this several times, but eventually when I tried to turn it on it just didn't work. But a new battery made it work, crazy huh
     
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    On a positive note, flying be added to the list of things Droid does.
     
  3. deputc26

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    Haha! thanks for all the responses I will try the battery thing and did someone say there is a waterproof case available? If so I will buy it, I am always in bad weather.

    I dropped in a river near the mouth while the tide was going out so it wasn't too salty.
     
  4. Hugh Jass

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    I once left my LG Dare in my pocket when i took my pants off, my girlfriend scooped them up while I was in the shower and put them in the washer. 10 minutes later I discover my phone is in the wash, I quickly got online to see what I could do (with basically no hope of it surviving) and stumbled across someone who recommended placing silica packs (the ones that say do not eat in a variety of containers/shoe boxes and the like) put the phone in a sealed ziploc bag, insert as many silica bags as you have, and leave it for a few days with the battery out.

    After vacuuming out as much of the water as I could, I tried to turn it on after a few hours (before reading on the net NOT to do this) and it lit the screen and then died, so I thought I was ruined. Keep drying it out, it took a full 2 days before I could get it to power up (and it would still randomly shut off requiring me to reboot) After a week it was 100% back to normal, to this day that phone still works (sold it to buy my Droid for free).

    So don't give up just yet.
     
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    Well, water resistant is the term. Go to the Droid store and look under cases. 24.95 or close to that amount.
     
  6. deputc26

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    Thanks huge and droidgirl, if the phone works, I'm getting that case.
     
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    Good luck with the phone. I'm thinking about that case myself. I work outside and I got stuck in the rain the other day. The only safe and dry place on me was my boots. So my girl Dolly Droid had to hang out in my cowboy boots for a hour or so. It worked

    Keep us posted on your phone situation. Good luck
     
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    Good luck with the phone. I'm thinking about that case myself. I work outside and I got stuck in the rain the other day. The only safe and dry place on me was my boots. So my girl Dolly Droid had to hang out in my cowboy boots for a hour or so. It worked

    Keep us posted on your phone situation. Good luck
     
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    Oops. Sorry.
    :)
     
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    put it in a jar of rice. The rice draws the moisture out of the phone. I've fixed a couple ipods this way.
     
  11. deputc26

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    Droid Does survive drops in deep drinks.

    Just tried to boot it up, and up she came! Wooot! Thanks for all the help.
     
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