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    Thumbs down Blackberry + toilet = bad

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    I need some serious help here, while chasing my cat out of the bathroom, my phone decides to fly out of my sweater and into the toilet. Anyone got any advice???

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    Remove the battery immediately! Roll the device up in a paper towel and put it into a bag of rice for a couple of days. Hopefully we'll be able to salvage it from there, but get that battery out ASAP!!

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    I took the battery out immediately, also the sim card and micro sd card. I dont have any rice, is there anything else I can do?

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    Well, you could try using a blowdryer on a very low setting for awhile. You don't want to make the device hot, just dry. If you can eventually get the rice, wrap the device up and get it into a ziplock bag, that would be the best. I said paper towel before, but if you have any type of microfiber cloth, that would be better.

    Since you took the stuff out immediately you could be okay here. You'd be surprised at how resilient these things can be. You're going to be without your device a few days to ensure it dries completely before re-inserting any cards or the battery, though.

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    Do you have any kids in diapers? Diapers can also be used in a pinch.

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    Even if it seems dry, don't put the battery back in or plug it in via usb for at least 48 hours. Diapers and rice are great suggestions. Also silica gel packs are great as well, I save those every time I get one. They often come in shoe boxes, luggage, new purses and more and are great for emergencies like this. Good luck, keep us posted on how you make out......
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    Also, instead of the blowdryer, you can wrap it up like said above, and place it on a heater.
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    I was going to mention the silica gel packs, az, but not everyone is as weird as you and saves those little suckers!

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    Hey, if you forget where you put your stash of silica gel packs then it's a good excuse to go shopping for some new purses

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    Thank god for back up phones! Don't have diapers, gel packs or rice! Uh, I just want to cry right now...

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    Found rice!!! Yay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azstar View Post
    Hey, if you forget where you put your stash of silica gel packs then it's a good excuse to go shopping for some new purses

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    I wish I could, but I have to save my little bit of cash to afford parking tonight. My hubby scored free tix to Metallica. Other wise I would love to purse shop!

    I fortunately found some rice. Sucks, though not being without my phone for 2 days. I already had to live without it for one day two weeks ago and I bought had a heart attack!!!

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    Phew! I was going to mail you some! LOL Good luck. I hope the toilet water was at least clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azstar View Post
    Hey, if you forget where you put your stash of silica gel packs then it's a good excuse to go shopping for some new purses

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    LMAO AZ Don't forget the shoes...and some foundation, and...LoL

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    My advise... Don't flush...


    Looks like its all under controll though

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