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  1. Alvin Xiong1's Avatar
    My android 7 droped in the toilet but still works but power button wont work also turns off sometimes randomly by itself and takes a while to turn on again. Whay do i do?
    09-20-2012 07:57 PM
  2. dmmarck's Avatar
    My android 7 droped in the toilet but still works but power button wont work also turns off sometimes randomly by itself and takes a while to turn on again. Whay do i do?
    Do you have insurance?
    09-20-2012 08:01 PM
  3. Devinator's Avatar
    How long ago did it happen? If it was very recently, it might not be too late to turn it off and put it in a container with rice. Drying up the water might help the reboot problems. But, if the button is wonky, I don't think that'll ever fix itself.
    funkylogik likes this.
    09-21-2012 09:21 AM
  4. Jweb92's Avatar
    My old hero fell in a pond, was under water for at least 3 minutes I was having the same problems then I changed batteries and it worked fine still does and that was over a year ago, might not be the same issue but I'd say give it a try before buying a news phone if you don't have insurance

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    09-21-2012 09:25 AM
  5. mandopicker101's Avatar
    Hi

    I WASHED an iPod Nano in the machine, came out very very dead.

    Never one to admit defeat, I blotted it on a bed of kitchen roll, shook out any water then put it a bag of rice, tied it tightly and left it in a warm place for a week. You do need to submerge it in rice to ensure maximum water absorbtion.

    Nano emerged, pleasantly fragranced still, but in working order.

    My phone got slightly damp cycling home and was showing odd behaviour. I opened it, removed SD card, SIM and battery as soon as I could. After 2 days in the rice I tried it again and all was well.

    Alternatively, you can purchase drying compounds for hearing aids (as a wearer I know moisture is BAD) with a sealed box. But rice and a warm place is much cheaper...

    Good luck!

    Sent from my SK17i using Android Central Forums
    funkylogik likes this.
    09-23-2012 04:45 AM
  6. Devinator's Avatar
    I think the best way is that dont go to toilet with your phone next time
    OP might have been in the bathroom for any reason. Fact remains, phone got wet, regardless of how.

    Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Android Central Forums
    funkylogik likes this.
    09-23-2012 11:11 AM
  7. Devinator's Avatar
    The point was that prevention is better than the cure. A motto to try to live by...
    While I agree completely, the OP was asking what they should do, not for tips how to not drop his phone in the toilet.
    09-23-2012 05:17 PM
  8. funkylogik's Avatar
    my stock answer to questions like this is (yeah its fraudulent but insurance companies are dicks)
    i take out online insurance, wait a few weeks, make a claim (preferably lost/stolen so you get a new unit but you have to deal with the police for an incident number so dont do that if police intimidate you)
    im not condoning this, its just what i do

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-04-2012 09:34 AM
  9. Shadowriver's Avatar
    Common practice in this situation:

    Don't try to turn on now or else you can make it worse, water does not kill the circuits, electricity+water do! Leave it in dry place for 2-3 weeks and after that connect to charger (because water most likely short circuit battery causing it's discharge) and pray that is gonna work. My brothers iPod touch had similar adventure, after few weeks of drying it survived
    10-04-2012 09:58 AM
  10. funkylogik's Avatar
    this is why i cant understand why gadget manufacturers dont use a water activated circuit-breaker to completely disconect all power on contact with liquid????
    should i try patenting it?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    landofthedroid likes this.
    10-04-2012 11:06 AM
  11. Cellmeister's Avatar
    this is why i cant understand why gadget manufacturers dont use a water activated circuit-breaker to completely disconect all power on contact with liquid????
    should i try patenting it?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    "Disconnect" won't help because the rest of the phone & circuitry is not water resistant/proof.

    They do have phones / tablets/ devices that are water resistant & waterproof. The circuitry is covered with a very thin sealant
    (on some, others are using a new plastic type board & coated circuitry) to prevent damage.

    These waterproof devices are very expensive and new tech that was designed for the military. You won't see this on
    consumer phones for a while, they will only be a few future models & very expensive.

    I read it on one of the many tech sites so I don't remember which one but you can Google it for more info.
    funkylogik likes this.
    10-08-2012 06:44 AM
  12. imobileface's Avatar
    use your guarantee if you have
    10-08-2012 06:52 AM
  13. funkylogik's Avatar
    ive seen some really good water drop tests of the s3 on yotube but wonder if the phones are still alive months down the line lol

    i just thought a water activated circuit breaker would be good because the faster you pull the battery, the less chance there is of damage..

    i like the signiature in your profile btw Cellmeister, great advice, you should add that theres an option to view reviews from users with your device only and for latest version of the app.
    a great example of not updating without reading reviews of the latest version is Alive Video Wallpaper... all of a sudden they added in-app payments for scenes that were free so im glad i read the reviews

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-08-2012 11:18 PM
  14. Shadowriver's Avatar
    "Disconnect" won't help because the rest of the phone & circuitry is not water resistant/proof.

    They do have phones / tablets/ devices that are water resistant & waterproof. The circuitry is covered with a very thin sealant
    (on some, others are using a new plastic type board & coated circuitry) to prevent damage.

    These waterproof devices are very expensive and new tech that was designed for the military. You won't see this on
    consumer phones for a while, they will only be a few future models & very expensive.

    I read it on one of the many tech sites so I don't remember which one but you can Google it for more info.
    Well of water won't kill circuit in short piriod of time, ofcorse in long term it might corrode the material of circuit (most dealy on that is salty water), but if you able to dry circuit off and itt was not in water for too long it should work after flood. What kills electronics on contact with water imidietly is fact water conduct electricity creating new ways for charges and short circuiting everywhere causing which may lot of damage. Thats disconecting circut imidietly after detection for water is good idea as just in case scenerio... problem is how to detect water.

    Ofcorse this is just talk how to reduce damage in case of accident and cutting power is first thing should happen in order to not wate proof circuit to survive contact ith water. You should never throw electronics to water if it's not water proof
    funkylogik likes this.
    10-09-2012 11:19 AM
  15. funkylogik's Avatar
    Well of water won't kill circuit in short piriod of time, ofcorse in long term it might corrode the material of circuit (most dealy on that is salty water), but if you able to dry circuit off and itt was not in water for too long it should work after flood. What kills electronics on contact with water imidietly is fact water conduct electricity creating new ways for charges and short circuiting everywhere causing which may lot of damage. Thats disconecting circut imidietly after detection for water is good idea as just in case scenerio... problem is how to detect water.

    Ofcorse this is just talk how to reduce damage in case of accident and cutting power is first thing should happen in order to not wate proof circuit to survive contact ith water. You should never throw electronics to water if it's not water proof
    my dad sails a boat and he has life jackets that are water activated (they sense water/they inflate) so it must be possible.
    id actualy think it would be easyer to control electricity.. a lil gap in a circuit positioned on outside of phone that fires a relay disconecting the battery when water bridges the gap?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-10-2012 05:24 AM
  16. daftone's Avatar
    Hi

    I WASHED an iPod Nano in the machine, came out very very dead.

    Never one to admit defeat, I blotted it on a bed of kitchen roll, shook out any water then put it a bag of rice, tied it tightly and left it in a warm place for a week. You do need to submerge it in rice to ensure maximum water absorbtion.

    Nano emerged, pleasantly fragranced still, but in working order.

    My phone got slightly damp cycling home and was showing odd behaviour. I opened it, removed SD card, SIM and battery as soon as I could. After 2 days in the rice I tried it again and all was well.

    Alternatively, you can purchase drying compounds for hearing aids (as a wearer I know moisture is BAD) with a sealed box. But rice and a warm place is much cheaper...

    Good luck!

    Sent from my SK17i using Android Central Forums
    I accidentally dropped my Android down the toilet last night. After reading what you have put about drying compounds for hearing aids, I suddenly thought, "I have Dry Cap tablets for drying hearing aids" so I am going to try that. Had to find a bigger container to fit my Android though! Fingers crossed now! (It has come at a bad time, as I am currently out of work, and I have given my mobile number to prospective employers, who, currently, will not be able to contact me! :-( )
    Morty2264 likes this.
    03-15-2018 03:44 PM
  17. belodion's Avatar
    I accidentally dropped my Android down the toilet last night. After reading what you have put about drying compounds for hearing aids, I suddenly thought, "I have Dry Cap tablets for drying hearing aids" so I am going to try that. Had to find a bigger container to fit my Android though! Fingers crossed now! (It has come at a bad time, as I am currently out of work, and I have given my mobile number to prospective employers, who, currently, will not be able to contact me! :-( )
    Welcome.

    We now have an Ambassador Guide about that: https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=477140

    All our fingers are crossed for you.
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    03-15-2018 08:53 PM
  18. daftone's Avatar
    Welcome.

    We now have an Ambassador Guide about that: https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=477140

    All our fingers are crossed for you.
    Thanks! I'll read the guide now. The sooner my mobile is fixed the better!
    belodion likes this.
    03-15-2018 08:59 PM
  19. Morty2264's Avatar
    I accidentally dropped my Android down the toilet last night. After reading what you have put about drying compounds for hearing aids, I suddenly thought, "I have Dry Cap tablets for drying hearing aids" so I am going to try that. Had to find a bigger container to fit my Android though! Fingers crossed now! (It has come at a bad time, as I am currently out of work, and I have given my mobile number to prospective employers, who, currently, will not be able to contact me! :-( )
    Oh no! Please keep us posted on what happens, and good luck with your job hunt!
    03-16-2018 08:14 AM
  20. daftone's Avatar
    Oh no! Please keep us posted on what happens, and good luck with your job hunt!
    Went to EE shop. Told them what happened. They said it wouldn't be replaced under warranty. Basically, I am in possession of a dead mobile. Got a new phone from them (contract instead of payg.)
    Morty2264 likes this.
    03-16-2018 11:12 AM
  21. Morty2264's Avatar
    Went to EE shop. Told them what happened. They said it wouldn't be replaced under warranty. Basically, I am in possession of a dead mobile. Got a new phone from them (contract instead of payg.)
    I'm sorry about that! What kind of phone did you get?
    03-16-2018 01:02 PM
  22. daftone's Avatar
    I'm sorry about that! What kind of phone did you get?
    I got a Huawei P Smart. Haven't fully played around with it yet (in the process of doing so now) but it seems to do exactly what my now deceased phone did, and the monthly contract is the same as the payments I would have made with PAYG anyway.
    03-16-2018 01:09 PM
  23. daftone's Avatar
    I DON'T BELIIIIEVE IT! You all know the story about me dropping my phone down the toilet and going out and getting a new phone on contract - Well, I just tried my old mobile (that thought it was a submarine!) and the blooming thing started up with no problems (from what I can see!) Hmm! Do you think I would be able to return my contract phone? 🙄
    03-16-2018 10:54 PM
  24. belodion's Avatar
    The problem is that phones that get wet may fail perhaps months afterwards, because of ongoing damage caused by residues left behind after drying. Several soaks and swishings now in a succession of alcohol baths may, or may not, help....or on the other hand, you may be have got away with it as things are. It's all uncertain.
    Morty2264 and Tim1954 like this.
    03-17-2018 07:36 AM
  25. daftone's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. I will keep an eye on it.
    03-17-2018 07:39 AM
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