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    Unhappy pool incident!!!

    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. ;(
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    Good luck man

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    Quote Originally Posted by asiaanitsirk View Post
    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.

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    let it stay there for 24 hrs!

    Good luck!
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    Add some bread with the rice in a sealed container. Get the moisture outta that phone!!!

    Good luck!
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    I found that Rye bread with caraway seeds works best for removing moisture. Tastes good too with a little poolwater and chlorine added!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBA View Post
    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!!
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    Sorry to here about your accident....GOOD LUCK
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    Good luck! Just FYI for the future you will want to try the rice thing right away to ensure it can grab everything ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    Good luck! Just FYI for the future you will want to try the rice thing right away to ensure it can grab everything ASAP.

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    White rice I hope...brown rice only gets 59% of the humidity that white rice collects. I found this out on the rice forums!
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBA View Post
    White rice I hope...brown rice only gets 59% of the humidity that white rice collects. I found this out on the rice forums!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator352 View Post
    Uncle Ben! Is that you?!?
    LOL. Never would have spotted that one !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator352 View Post
    Uncle Ben! Is that you?!?
    pool incident!!!-uncle-bens-rice-recall.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMacs View Post
    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..
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    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.

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    It's called reviveaphone x

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    Quote Originally Posted by melmc1403 View Post
    It's called reviveaphone x

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBA View Post
    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?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Borss View Post
    There's a rice forum?!


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    I think boil-in-the-bag rice is underrated.
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    Probably can't hurt to throw in some extra silica packets, if you have any lying around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    I think boil-in-the-bag rice is underrated.
    I like that rice!!!
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