1. waterdamageyo's Avatar
    So i dropped my phone in water today, it got completely submerged. it's only 2-3 weeks old if that. so i put it in the dryer immediately, took off the back plate, all that jazz and i put it in a pair of socks to dry it, didn't work. then i tried to see if it would turn on, the screen flickered and the lights on the home button and stuff worked. then i tried to charge it to see what happened, buzzed like crazy, then turned off completely. now it just buzzes every once in a while and won't even respond to anything. HELP
    01-23-2013 03:33 PM
  2. CountryDevil's Avatar
    I smell troll?

    Please tell me you are kidding when you said you put it in "the dryer"......
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    01-23-2013 03:36 PM
  3. waterdamageyo's Avatar
    im really not though, my dad and brothers have done that with like 4 other smartphones and it worked
    01-23-2013 03:38 PM
  4. kg4icg's Avatar
    You are suppose to put it in a bag of rice for at least 24 hours to draw out all of the moisture before even attempting to turn it on.

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    01-23-2013 04:16 PM
  5. kronosqq's Avatar
    ...yeah....never try to turn it on and never use a method other than put it in a bag of rice for 24 hours. You could try the rice now but I'd say it's 50/50 that the dryer broke something even if the water didn't.

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    01-23-2013 05:22 PM
  6. Mikey47's Avatar
    Hopefully you used the correct smartphone softener, otherwise there is no hope....

    Seriously though, there might still be some hope. Try the rice trick. Otherwise I hope you got the insurance on it.
    01-23-2013 06:11 PM
  7. Andras's Avatar
    Hopefully you used the correct smartphone softener, otherwise there is no hope....
    Bounce maybe!!!!!! lmfao
    01-23-2013 09:08 PM
  8. FaisDogg's Avatar
    Hopefully you used the correct smartphone softener, otherwise there is no hope....

    Seriously though, there might still be some hope. Try the rice trick. Otherwise I hope you got the insurance on it.
    LOL

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    01-24-2013 12:26 AM
  9. Topgonzo's Avatar
    Wtf? In the dryer really? Man common sense isn't that common...

    Sent from my EVO 4G LTE
    01-24-2013 11:46 AM
  10. bc2k's Avatar
    In the OP's "defense" - years ago I used the dryer to salvage two different flip phones, cushioned by several layers of cotton socks. Not sure I'd try it on a smartphone, but - yeah. It could work.

    Rice bed first. Dryer as last resort.
    01-24-2013 12:10 PM
  11. norbz's Avatar
    Dude that's the best thing u could have done hahahaaa I got n evo 4g lte so go ahead and h8 m..fu..as

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    01-24-2013 03:10 PM
  12. top magoo's Avatar
    fyi, there is a shelf that fits in some dryers to put sweaters and shoes on. this could be the method the OC is talking about. setting the phone on that shelf and running the dryer.
    01-24-2013 04:12 PM
  13. Margarita Villegas's Avatar
    I dropped my phone in the toilet last night .... and now it wont do sh****. Like i plug it in and the charge light wont even turn on and my phone was on the whole time it dropped and afterwords for about 30 minutes and then it just shut off and now wont do anything... -___-
    03-21-2013 11:14 AM
  14. kronosqq's Avatar
    I dropped my phone in the toilet last night .... and now it wont do sh****. Like i plug it in and the charge light wont even turn on and my phone was on the whole time it dropped and afterwords for about 30 minutes and then it just shut off and now wont do anything... -___-
    Don't. Try. To. Charge. Or. Turn. It. On.
    Leave it in a bag of rice for at least 24 hours first.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    03-21-2013 12:25 PM
  15. mstrblueskys's Avatar
    I think there should be a thread specifically designed for people who submerse their phones to tell us what they did to try to dry it. I had a buddy drop his phone in a cup of coffee, freak out, and try to 'blow the coffee out' with a stir straw inserted into the headphone jack and charger. I started crying I was laughing so hard.

    Some people make me want to cry with what they do after they drop their phone in water.
    kronosqq likes this.
    03-21-2013 04:53 PM

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