Wet phone!?!? T_t

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    This was my first phone ever, and i'm really scared i might lose it, meaning my parents would have gone through the financial burden for nothing...:(
    anyhow, its the 32nd or so day after i got my phone, and i went into the pool with it. Now, before y'all freak, it was a "lake" persay, that went up to my pocket (I immediately took my phone out, it wasnt really wet), and it got the bottom corner, like, where there are the buttons and it says verizon, wet. There was a teensy, barely visible thing of evaporated water on the complete bottom part of my screen, but thats gone now. I looked in the back and removed the sd card and the battery, and got the little bit of water off. Now its in front of me and I havent turned it on yet, and i'm scared to death it might short....:0

    WHAT TO DO
    WHAT ARE THE CHANCES IT WILL WORK
    WHAT ARE THE CHANCES IF I BEG AND THE PHONE IS BROKEN THE VERIZON GUYS WILL LET ME CHANGE
    AHHHHHHH
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    I would make sure it is completely dry, like use a blow dryer on it for a while. I'm sure you have insurance anyway to cover it in case it does short out, but try the blow dryer or leave it off for 24 hours.
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    i dont have insurance.....my dad didnt get it [mod delete]

    Please watch the swearing.
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    what happens if i try to turn it on? is that risky?
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    wrap the phone and battery in toilet paper or kleenex and put it in a bowl of dry rice. rice absorbs moisture and tomorrow it should be working fine. make sure you wrap it in paper though so dust from rice doesn't get inside the phone.
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    Your dad bought you a expensive phone and you get it wet, then you turn around and call him a A...Hole.
    Did I miss something here?
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    the battery thing that is white with red x'es now:

    has perfectly defined x'es, no blurring at all, however, it is generally very light pink, with a slightly heavier pink at the bottom and the total top is more or less white.

    When i smack the phone against my hand, water used to come out when i did it. not much, just a little bit through the holes in the solid buttons (home, etc). Now, no water at all.

    EDIT: (phone still not on)
    while my screen shows no water problems, when i look at the camera its not foggy at all on the glass with one very small thing that i assume is a solid water droplet i guess, but the gray ring around the little purple circle in the center is dewy i guess...
    and a little water just was lying under my sd card which i promptly cleaned. phone totally apart (without like taking it actually apart)
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    haha sorry...i'm very frustrated. part of the reason i'm freaking out is because i know that its expensive, and he got it for my birthday...
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    in the sd card holder there is still water, though very little.
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    As has been said, if you are super worried about it, DON'T turn it on for at least 24 hours. You're actually fairly safe, assuming it didn't start smoking or you could smell burnt plastic our anything. Even if it shut itself off, most devices do that to protect themselves. Leave the battery out, keep the phone dry, the rice/toilet paper thing helps.

    I've dropped several phones in pools across the country, haven't lost one yet. Just be patient.
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    I say you have pretty good chances of the phone working.

    My Mom dropped her Motorola (not the X) into a pot of water then got it out and continued to text and it still worked.

    Of course I grabbed it and took the battery out and put it in rice for 2 days in a cool dry location just to be safe.

    Also I honestly don't know your situation but insurance is always a good idea especially with an expensive phone like the Droid X.

    Best of Luck,
    Kenneth

    EDIT- Do not turn it on. Even though it may be tempting to check and see if it works you risk shorting out and permanently damaging the phone.
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    So you don't think my phone will die from this slight encounter with brackish water while it was in my pocket!? HAHA YAY YAY YAY
    my screen is holding water by the looks of it, though barely
    if ====> ________ is my screen, then water is:
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    slightevap>L_______|<<<<absolute edge on the bottom left half, slight evap.
    here ^^^^^
    On the absolute border of the screen and the bottom, 4-5 miniscule bubbles

    So, more or less on the absolute bottom around the total edges there is evaporation, though not much. i asume this is very bad news, yes? and
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    As long as you don't turn it on and let it sit in a cool dry place (maybe in an air conditioned room) you should be fine. You can also try the rice trick.

    --Kenneth
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    kenneth i sent you a message, when you have a chance could you please reply back?
    and i'm looking at the worst, which looks unlikely at the moment, if my phone really somehow dies from that little water exposure, then would buying a new phone just be all i need to do, or is there any other expense for my father?
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    I replied to your PM.

    Also if it turns out your phone is damaged and requires repair. I would see how much it is to repair the phone because to buy it without an upgrade is $600. Also I believe there is a $20 activation fee for new phones.

    --Kenneth
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