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    Default Soup in the earpiece.

    Ok so today I was on my lunch break and I had just got done heating up some soup. As I was taking it out of the microwave, the Styrofoam bowl folded and hot soup went all over the top front of the phone. Now when I make calls I can hear crackling in earpiece and its not as loud as it was before. I was wondering if there were any remedies without having to purchase a new phone.

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    Default Re: Soup in the earpiece.

    Rice! Maybe

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    ^^Rice...maybe. Also, I remember a guy complaining the earpiece/sound quality on his gnex went south and it was from buildup in the little holes (nasty...). Used a pin to clear them and was good to go. Might be relevant here.
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    Default Soup in the earpiece.

    Put some crackers in there. They always go good with soup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlo07 View Post
    Put some crackers in there. They always go good with soup.
    What what kind of soup was it? That will really determine the effective kind of cracker. Was it clam chowder? Maybe a nice oyster cracker. Tomato? Definitely saltines. Chicken noodle soup is ambicrackerous and can paired with a couple of options...

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    Phone might be done for, honestly.

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    This makes me sad, I feel for you.

    If you think it's done for you could try 98% isopropyl alcohol (available at Walgreens) on a qtip. That's if there's anything visible to try to clean. It should evaporate quickly with no residue.

    If it were mine. The absolute last thing I'd try before acquiring a new one would be to pour the alcohol down the same path and dump out to see if it could be rinsed away followed by rice. That's an absolute shot in the dark I have no experience with.

    Good Luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOLGarion View Post
    What what kind of soup was it? That will really determine the effective kind of cracker. Was it clam chowder? Maybe a nice oyster cracker. Tomato? Definitely saltines. Chicken noodle soup is ambicrackerous and can paired with a couple of options...

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    ambicrackerous? lol
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    Default Re: Soup in the earpiece.

    First thing is first: what kind of soup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOLGarion View Post
    What what kind of soup was it? That will really determine the effective kind of cracker. Was it clam chowder? Maybe a nice oyster cracker. Tomato? Definitely saltines. Chicken noodle soup is ambicrackerous and can paired with a couple of options...

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    This thread is getting me hungry
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    This is sad but I giggled at the replies.
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    Default Re: Soup in the earpiece.

    Thanks for the support guys. I think it'll be Ok. I called my voicemail earlier and it didn't sound that bad. I was just freaking out earlier. Cheddar broccoli BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrispher86 View Post
    Thanks for the support guys. I think it'll be Ok. I called my voicemail earlier and it didn't sound that bad. I was just freaking out earlier. Cheddar broccoli BTW.

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    Your Nexus 4 must like the soup then
    N4
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrispher86 View Post
    Thanks for the support guys. I think it'll be Ok. I called my voicemail earlier and it didn't sound that bad. I was just freaking out earlier. Cheddar broccoli BTW.

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    You might want to watch out for ear gnomes. I'm thinking they ate the soup and save your phone. They'll be expecting more soup or else.
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    I water damaged my first N4 also. Sadly there was no way of fixing it, although it was the microphone that gor short damaged. My suggestion would be to put it in a tightly sealed bag of dry rice for 2 days. BE PATIENT. If this doesn't work, then you'll have to be a gangsta and bleach the water damage indicator in the sim tray and send it into warranty and cross your fingers
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    Quote Originally Posted by ConTejas View Post
    ^^Rice...maybe. Also, I remember a guy complaining the earpiece/sound quality on his gnex went south and it was from buildup in the little holes (nasty...). Used a pin to clear them and was good to go. Might be relevant here.
    buildup of.... earwax? ewww!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrispher86 View Post
    Cheddar broccoli BTW.
    Here is a nice recipe that uses broccoli and cheddar with Ritz crackers. Caution though. Even though the recipe denies it, it contains PEDs.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SOLGarion View Post
    Here is a nice recipe that uses broccoli and cheddar with Ritz crackers. Caution though. Even though the recipe denies it, it contains PEDs.



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    And even though it doesn't say, this is not Android compatible.
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    Only because you don't have the soup plugin.

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    looks like some of us r giving our Nexus 4 a treat with their soup. Me on the other hand will stick to the traditions, feeding my Nexus 4 with Power
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