Dropped in the lake

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  1. JSWeathers

    JSWeathers New Member

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    I just jumped into the lake with my Droid X in my pocket about a hour ago... I haven't tried to turn it on, and I have taken the battery and SD card out. Anything else I can do???
     
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    file a claim with your insurance you bought when you got the phone there pretty quick.

    sad to hear...
     
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    I work for verizon and wat we tell customers with water damage is to put the phone and battery in a bag or container or dried white rice to soak up the moister.... This works 75% of the time if not ... Well i hope u got insurance with the phone
     
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    I don't get the rice thing why not a heating pad to evaporate the moisture for 3 days.
     
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    sit and pray and file a claim. so sorry to hear. happened to me in the toilet never came back. i plug it in now and again in hopes she will rise from the dead.
     
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    Put in your oven at lowest temp 175 deg with door open. let sit in there for a couple of hours MINIMUM.
     
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    Rice absorbs moisture better than evaporating would do with a heat source. Heat can damage components and can create condensation making the thing worse off inside before it gets better.

    If you ever go to a restaurant and see rice in the salt shaker its the same concept. Rice. Do it.
     
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    Well its probably a mute issue but I'd trust the mild heat .Open it up and let it warm dry for a day or so 3days was a little excessive.
    As far as heat ....have you felt your battery lately??? LOL
    If it was salt water buy some line and a hook.

    Best of luck to JSWeathers be patient let dry fully
     
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    Thanks for the advise everybody! Should I try to take it apart more (remove screws)? or is that taking too much of a risk of not getting it back together.
     
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    That depend on your talents. But it would look bad if you file a claim...
     
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    Don't use rice!!

    rice will leave a dust that can damage your phone..

    I'd recommend using a water absorbent polymer bead like the ones you can buy HERE
     
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