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    Re: took a swim..

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    Same thing happened to me when I had my nokia except I was at a convention and it poured out and I got soaked, the phone had water dripping out of the back and I thought it was gone but I took it apart and dried everything but it still would turn on because it was damp under the power switch. Almost killed me. Got it all fixed then it got ran over. Gotta love it.

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    Re: took a swim..

    Quote Originally Posted by drew4flt72
    I noticed white spots under the LCD screen (that you can't get to unless you take it apart). It was hardly noticeable but I knew it was there. I didn't want my phone after that. I'm thinking it was some sort of mold or something. WE will pray for you Matt .
    It's calcium stains, most probably. Just a dried mineral from water. But it IS white (or at least very light grey).
    Don't worry, it's nothing dangerous...
    But it is a giveaway telltale that phone was soaked... at least once...
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    Re: took a swim..

    lol this has only happened to me twice but on a different phone:

    i dropped my razr inside my smoothie drink.. LOL.. kinda sticky but dried it out and it worked.

    dropped the razr again in the ocean when i tripped and fell and it was inside my pocket. LOL.. dried it out then it was okay. ahahaa


    it was a rock.


    im too scared what will happen if it happed to the pearl


    oh and i dried it out all day. just left it there.

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    Re: took a swim..

    i dropped my razr inside my smoothie drink

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    Re: took a swim..

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    My old windows smartphone went toilet dunking for 30 seconds, dried on dash board on commute home, then just left on shelf overnight aok next morning. Good luck

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    Re: took a swim..

    I once lost a X105 in the snow in front of my house. We found it about 4 months later dryed it out and I had a friend that used it for a year after that. I would suggest that you not use the blow dry method though just leave it out for a day or two.

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    Re: took a swim..

    works fine, let it dry out in the sun for about 6 hours.. plugged my sim and battery in and it was good to go. no glitches, no sketchy stuff.. just works good as new.

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    Re: took a swim..

    put the screen down. So the moisture go trough the back......

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    Re: took a swim..

    Quote Originally Posted by doophus
    I once lost a X105 in the snow in front of my house. We found it about 4 months later dryed it out and I had a friend that used it for a year after that. I would suggest that you not use the blow dry method though just leave it out for a day or two.
    The blow drying method speeds up the drying process. I haven't had a phone get wet (other than what T-Mobile tried to tell me last year about a 7105t that may have sweat en route back to them after I broke the USB port).


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    Couple of points on water and the pearl. First, there are stickers on the phone and battery that indicate that the phone as been wet. As a result the waranty will be void. Also, everyone should note that if your BB gets wet you need to get the battery out ASAP to avoid damage to the circuitry and leave it out until you are convinced that the phone is dried out. A couple of days is best if you have the patience.
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    Re: took a swim..

    My 7250 was dropped in the snow left it there for about 10 mins didnt realize I dropped it and it was soaked. I just took the battery cover off let it sit for about a day. Good as new.

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    Re: took a swim..

    ·Remove the Battery. This is one of the most important steps. Don’t take time to think about it, electricity and water do not mix. Cutting power to your phone is a crucial first step in saving it.


    ·Dry your Phone. Obviously you need to remove as much of the water as soon as you can to prevent it from getting into the phone. Use a towel or a paper towel to remove as much of the water as possible.
    ·Soak in Alcohol. Alcohol is hygroscopic (attracts water), it will dissolve all the water in the phone, which will then pour out of the phone with the alcohol. Any remaining alcohol will evaporate. Alcohol will not harm your phone but may mess up glue (from stickers and the like). Use 95% alcohol, not the regular 70% rubbing type. Do it outside!. If you use alcohol, do not follow the rest of the advice listed; instead leave your phone to dry out for a day or two.


    ·Allow the phone to dry. Since you do not want to ruin your phone or lose all the numbers in your phone book, you need to allow the phone to dry. Don’t try putting the battery back on to see if it works as this would risk damaging the phone with a short circuit. Leaving your phone in a bowl of dry rice will help to expedite moisture evaporation.


    ·Heat your Phone. Apply enough heat to your phone to cause the water to evaporate without waterlogging your digital screen. One of the best things you can do to save a cell phone is to set it on the back of your computer monitor or TV screen over the heat vents. This is usually the perfect amount of heat to fix your phone. The convection action of the heat vents will help carry away the moisture in your phone. Leave the phone on the heat for at least 2-3 days. Another option is to leave it overnight in the oven on warm (make sure to take off the battery first).


    ·Test your Phone. After you have waited 3 days, make sure everything is clean and dry looking and re-attach the battery to the phone and see if it works. If your phone does not work repeat step 4. If it still won’t work, try taking your cell phone to an authorized dealer. Sometimes they can fix it.

    TIPS:

    1.Don’t put the battery on for at least 3 days or longer if your digital screen is foggy.


    2.Place a piece of satin finish scotch tape over your water damage sticker before you drop your cell phone in the water to prevent the water damage sticker from voiding your warranty. This sticker can usually be found under your battery. It’s a small round white sticker, possibly with dots on it. If this sticker gets wet it changes color and your phone is marked for water damage.



    3.Remove the tape if you ever have to return your phone for repairs or warranty. (See the note in the ‘Warnings’ section about doing this!)



    4.The best way to dry out your phone is to place it in front of an air conditioner or air conditioning vent. Cold air won’t damage your phone (hot air can warp or in extreme cases even melt plastic), and air from an air conditioner is dry, and so will evaporate water faster than you might think (which is why a car air conditioner will de-mist the windshield so effectively, even if the engine hasn’t warmed up yet). Warm air from a reverse-cycle air conditioner works even better, of course. If you dry your phone in this way overnight it should be fine by the morning.



    5.Use a hairdryer set on warm; it won’t melt your head so your phone should be safe.


    WARNINGS:

    1.Don’t heat the battery or it could leak acid. If you use an oven or hairdryer, make sure to remove the battery first.



    2.If you use alcohol make sure to do so outside, and do not apply heat in any form, not even the gentle heat of a monitor. Do not hook up the bettery till the alcohol smell dissipates.



    3.Do not apply heat to your phone other than mentioned above. You don’t want to melt or burn your phone.



    4.Warranty info.... Most modern phones have more than one liquid damage indicator on them, only one visible to you (and sales/technician agents), and chances are, if the sticker under the battery is triggered (or would be, with the scotch tape trick), then the odds are that the internal stickers you can’t access are tripped as well. This will still result in you paying a voided-warranty fee in the long run.




    5.Even if all these steps are followed, minerals dissolved in the water can precipitate on solder and component pins, causing corrosion or shorting. Components pins are packed so closely together in a modern cell phone that even a small encrustation can create a short, rendering the phone inoperable.
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