04-01-2014 04:23 AM
33 12
tools
  1. asiaanitsirk's Avatar
    i accidentally dropped my note 3 in the pool yesterday. as soon as i revived it from the water the it started to turn on but i immediately remove the back cover and battery. it happened around 9am until then i did not try to open it. as soon as i got home that was around 6 pm i placed it in the rice and stayed there until now. i hope the rice tricked still works. ;(
    03-24-2014 01:14 AM
  2. Carlo Villa's Avatar
    Good luck man

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    03-24-2014 01:31 AM
  3. sarkycow's Avatar
    i accidentally dropped my note 3 in the pool yesterday. as soon as i revived it from the water the it started to turn on but i immediately remove the back cover and battery. it happened around 9am until then i did not try to open it. as soon as i got home that was around 6 pm i placed it in the rice and stayed there until now. i hope the rice tricked still works. ;(
    Good luck. I hope it works too.

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-24-2014 01:48 AM
  4. clevin's Avatar
    let it stay there for 24 hrs!

    Good luck!
    03-24-2014 04:11 AM
  5. Gator352's Avatar
    Add some bread with the rice in a sealed container. Get the moisture outta that phone!!!

    Good luck!
    03-24-2014 04:15 AM
  6. FBA's Avatar
    I found that Rye bread with caraway seeds works best for removing moisture. Tastes good too with a little poolwater and chlorine added!
    Spencerdl likes this.
    03-24-2014 04:44 AM
  7. Gator352's Avatar
    I found that Rye bread with caraway seeds works best for removing moisture. Tastes good too with a little poolwater and chlorine added!
    With just a pinch of stabilizer and algaecide flavor? That would be to die for!!
    JellyBeanGurl and jacker like this.
    03-24-2014 05:54 AM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Sorry to here about your accident....GOOD LUCK
    03-24-2014 06:42 AM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    Good luck! Just FYI for the future you will want to try the rice thing right away to ensure it can grab everything ASAP.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    03-24-2014 07:36 AM
  10. Gator352's Avatar
    Good luck! Just FYI for the future you will want to try the rice thing right away to ensure it can grab everything ASAP.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    AMEN! And never....EVER....turn it ON!
    kj11 likes this.
    03-24-2014 08:04 AM
  11. FBA's Avatar
    White rice I hope...brown rice only gets 59% of the humidity that white rice collects. I found this out on the rice forums!
    03-24-2014 11:19 AM
  12. TheMacs's Avatar
    Leave it in freezer zip lock bag (or any airtight container) for as long as you can. Days is better than hours. In a warm (but not too hot) spot is also helpful. This usually works. Pool water is not that harsh, and sounds like your Note didn't swim for long. Good luck.
    03-24-2014 02:00 PM
  13. Gator352's Avatar
    White rice I hope...brown rice only gets 59% of the humidity that white rice collects. I found this out on the rice forums!
    Uncle Ben! Is that you?!?
    03-24-2014 02:13 PM
  14. anon8380037's Avatar
    Uncle Ben! Is that you?!?
    LOL. Never would have spotted that one !!!

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using AC Forums mobile app
    03-24-2014 02:17 PM
  15. FBA's Avatar
    Uncle Ben! Is that you?!?
    pool incident!!!-uncle-bens-rice-recall.jpg
    anon8380037 likes this.
    03-24-2014 05:41 PM
  16. Gator352's Avatar
    pool incident!!!-images.jpg
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	uncle-bens-rice-recall.jpg 
Views:	167 
Size:	127.6 KB 
ID:	109286
    anon8380037 likes this.
    03-24-2014 06:25 PM
  17. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    Leave it in freezer zip lock bag (or any airtight container) for as long as you can. Days is better than hours. In a warm (but not too hot) spot is also helpful. This usually works. Pool water is not that harsh, and sounds like your Note didn't swim for long. Good luck.
    WRONG - Pool water is very harsh.
    Pool water will have chlorine in it. Chlorine is corrosive and also makes the water more conductive.
    So when your phone hits pool water its going to short out internally faster when a power source is connected, think battery, then once he removes battery the second part of damage starts, corrosion. As the water evaporates it leaves behind the chemicals that were in the water. Those will start to eat away at the metals in the phone. Think connectors, circuit board and antennas.
    The best thing is to get it to a tech so they can get it apart and remove as much as they can before it evaporates and starts to corrode.
    FYI, Distilled water is least damaging, as its pure water with no contaminants. Tap water is next as it has less chlorine and other chemicals then pool water.
    Id say pool water and sea (salt) water are among the worst..
    jacker, anon8380037 and boudicca00 like this.
    03-26-2014 02:06 PM
  18. anon8380037's Avatar
    There was a young guy on UK Dragons Den recently looking for investment in sealable pouches that you put your phone in that has a particular solution that apparently the industry uses. Don't have more details atm. I think he only had patent for Europe so may already be available elsewhere.
    Practical immediate steps still apply, and yes pool chlorine won't help.

    Via my Note 3 on AC.
    03-26-2014 02:55 PM
  19. melmc1403's Avatar
    It's called reviveaphone x

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
    anon8380037 likes this.
    03-27-2014 06:19 PM
  20. anon8380037's Avatar
    It's called reviveaphone x

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
    Thanks. Do you know is that the retail product and is it available somewhere. Either one of you can answer, or the teddy.
    03-27-2014 06:38 PM
  21. Borss's Avatar
    White rice I hope...brown rice only gets 59% of the humidity that white rice collects. I found this out on the rice forums!
    There's a rice forum?!


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    boudicca00 and anon8380037 like this.
    03-28-2014 01:55 PM
  22. FBA's Avatar
    There's a rice forum?!


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    It was a joke Borss
    03-29-2014 06:51 AM
  23. anon8380037's Avatar
    I think boil-in-the-bag rice is underrated.
    03-29-2014 07:34 AM
  24. boudicca00's Avatar
    Probably can't hurt to throw in some extra silica packets, if you have any lying around.
    anon8380037 likes this.
    03-29-2014 04:41 PM
  25. FBA's Avatar
    I think boil-in-the-bag rice is underrated.
    I like that rice!!!
    boudicca00 and anon8380037 like this.
    03-29-2014 09:01 PM
33 12

Similar Threads

  1. Looking for a scoring app for my pool league
    By Signtist in forum Tablet Apps
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-18-2014, 01:37 AM
  2. Billiards - Pool
    By Raulgame in forum Android App Inventor
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-18-2013, 09:29 AM
  3. Ahhh, my keyboard is a pool table!
    By michaelraiwet in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-21-2013, 08:55 PM
  4. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-05-2013, 07:33 AM
  5. Dropped my s4 into a pool.
    By leetuser in forum AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-16-2013, 07:39 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD