So mad at myself, put my new phone in washer

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    luvmylittleboy2003 New Member

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    My phone isn't even a month old and this morning, I grabed it up and threw it in the washer without even realizing, thankfully it wasn't in there more than a couple of mins before I ran and retrieved it, I'm so mad at myself! I have it sitting in rice right now, hoping to salvage it. I do have insurance (through third party, diamond wireless) and hoping they will cover it with my 75 dollor deductible, which I really don't have :icon_evil: Hate stupid mistakes like this!!!!
     
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    From personal experience!

    1. remove the battery
    2. put both in baggie of rice and seal it
    3. don't even THINK about trying to power it up for AT LEAST 3 days. Preferably four.


    If you did all this as soon as it came from the washer (mine, toilet) there's a decent chance it'll come back.

    remember that there's a wetness indicator in the back of the phone, so don't think about fibbing about its taking a swim; they'll know otherwise.

    good luck
     
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    dont try to start it for a couple of days
     
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    Wow, I did the same to my D1 about 2mths ago. I;m with Asurion so my deductible was $50. Still sucks though. Hope you can revive it.
     
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    Microwave, popcorn setting, 6 minutes

    Sent from an Ed01 Voodoo Fascinate
     
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    I turned my phone on (figured nothing to lose since I was going to go through my insurance for a new one anyway). This is my main phone and I need it!

    After I turned it on I got a triangle with a green droid guy sweeping up what looks to be garbage, then underneath it says downloading and not to turn off...any idea what that is???
     
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    That's the update pushing through. Congrats on getting the phone to turn on.

    My daughter did the exact same thing to hers, threw it in the wash, only she took a lot longer to realize it was missing. We removed the battery and soaked the phone in rubbing alcohol for about 5 minutes carefully swishing it through. There was a little blue tinge we assume was the detergent coming out.

    After a 5 minute bath we put it on a towel near our cable box (a little warmer than the rest of the house) and let it dry for 3 days. When it didn't smell like alcohol any more, we popped the battery back in and it's been running fine ever since. No rice. :)
     
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    Well...the phone died! After the update, now it won't turn on, just a black screen. I called insurance and they are sending me out a new one, should be here tomorrow!
     
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