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    Default Please help - dropped my galaxy s4 in water

    I dont have any rice so what should i do?
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    Default Re: Please help drop galaxy s4 in water

    Honestly, go out and get some rice if you can. It's your best bet for saving your phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VDub2174 View Post
    Honestly, go out and get some rice if you can. It's your best bet for saving your phone.
    Time is of the essence; do it now. If you wait, you risk your phone dying.
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    Default Re: Please help drop galaxy s4 in water

    I found some rice and bury my phone in it so what now?

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    i found rice like 30mins after taking the phone out of water
    is it too late?
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    Leave it submerged, forget about it for a while. You should be fine.
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    Usually for the best results you need to pull the battery as soon as possible then get it in the rice as soon as possible. You did at least take the battery out immediately right? Electronics without power on them tend to favor better when wet than they do with power...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoopidnation View Post
    I found some rice and bury my phone in it so what now?

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    i found rice like 30mins after taking the phone out of water
    is it too late?
    Just let it sit for the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VDub2174 View Post
    Just let it sit for the day.

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    I'd even say 3 days just to be sure. Did you take out everything removable? Battery and microsd and sim? Good luck. Lot of good reports about revival after being submerged I hope you have the same luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_Perone View Post
    Leave it submerged, forget about it for a while. You should be fine.
    Make sure you took out the battery, Sim Card, and Micro SD Card
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    Leave in rice for at least three days, then bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes and serve with fish. ( actually, you are probably SOL ). Do what everyone else recommended. Take the battery out immediately, it's probably fried. Take out the sim and micro sd. Leave in rice for 3 days. Hope you have insurance.
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    I'm thinking of trying this stuff.

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    Buy REALLY thick rubber gloves!!!!!!
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    I really hope that you are able to salvage your phone, but if not, it gives you a reason to get a One...
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    But then, if just the battery is fried, you can slap another battery in the S4 and go!!!!!
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but can't the S4 survive being in water for like 2 minutes or so? I watched a CNET video comparing the S4 to the iPhone 5 and the S4 made it to like 2:20 or something. Why wouldn't it be able to survive a fall into water and be pulled out before the 2 minute mark?
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    Got get rice!!!
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    Phone wet, pull battery fast, towel dry, shake out excess, place in sealed container of rice for min 24 hours. The most important step not mentioned above is do not turn phone on to see if it is fried.

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    Its been like 24hours now the phone is able to turn on but the notification bar at the top when u pull it down, its not working for me do you guys think the phone might still be wet on the inside? or its just dont work becuz of the water?
    The screen is very unresponsive
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Willie View Post
    I really hope that you are able to salvage your phone, but if not, it gives you a reason to get a One...
    The s4 active would be a better choice in this case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoopidnation View Post
    Its been like 24hours now the phone is able to turn on but the notification bar at the top when u pull it down, its not working for me do you guys think the phone might still be wet on the inside? or its just dont work becuz of the water?
    You should have left it in the rice for 2-3 days. If you have already turned it on...who knows what is going to happen. You are trying to salvage an expensive phone. You shouldn't have rushed the process. Good luck.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirGeorgeKillian View Post
    Usually for the best results you need to pull the battery as soon as possible
    If you didn't do this immediately you may be hosed. You want to remove any power source from electronics that get wet. Then worry about drying them out.

    The issue isn't that there will end up being a problem with the battery, but that if power is left to run through the water trapped in the device it can damage the electronics.

    Quote Originally Posted by stoopidnation View Post
    Its been like 24hours now the phone is able to turn on but the notification bar at the top when u pull it down, its not working for me do you guys think the phone might still be wet on the inside? or its just dont work becuz of the water?
    The screen is very unresponsive
    I think you should have let it dry longer. Any damage you see now is likely permanent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adriandb View Post
    If you didn't do this immediately you may be hosed. You want to remove any power source from electronics that get wet. Then worry about drying them out.

    The issue isn't that there will end up being a problem with the battery, but that if power is left to run through the water trapped in the device it can damage the electronics.


    I think you should have let it dry longer. Any damage you see now is likely permanent.
    I agree, I believe you rushed the process by removing it from the rice too soon. In saying that, you could have left it in rice for 5 days and I would be left to believe that your phone would remain damaged in a number of ways. My recommendation is start looking for a new phone, this one is toast. Unfortunately.
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    Stick it back in the rice and leave it be for a few days, and hope for the best.

    My son had an iPod Touch that got wet. Don't know how. But it sort of worked after a couple of days. Over the next few weeks, it got better and better and eventually was just fine. You never can tell with water damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just1nsanity View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but can't the S4 survive being in water for like 2 minutes or so? I watched a CNET video comparing the S4 to the iPhone 5 and the S4 made it to like 2:20 or something. Why wouldn't it be able to survive a fall into water and be pulled out before the 2 minute mark?
    No. You're thinking of the S4 Active. Different phone, similar name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Willie View Post
    I really hope that you are able to salvage your phone, but if not, it gives you a reason to get a One...
    Yep, when 'one' door closes another 'one' opens
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR1908 View Post
    My recommendation is start looking for a new phone, this one is toast.
    More like soggy toast....

    That's why I'm getting next month.
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