1. hukt_own_fonikz's Avatar
    Long story short, I lost my phone on Saturday and when I found it, it was dry but I could see some moisture up under the front camera lens and it would not turn on. I left it in a bowl of rice overnight and now it will turn on, but it is not responding to touch commands at all.
    12-21-2015 08:55 AM
  2. Moto0685's Avatar
    Long story short, I lost my phone on Saturday and when I found it, it was dry but I could see some moisture up under the front camera lens and it would not turn on. I left it in a bowl of rice overnight and now it will turn on, but it is not responding to touch commands at all.
    The digitizer flat cable probably shorted out

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    12-21-2015 09:05 AM
  3. jonstrong's Avatar
    It can take more than a day to dry out a phone. Unfortunately we don't have a way of opening our Turbo 2's to expose the innards, so it may take significantly longer.

    In the past, I've rescued a few iPhones that wound up submerged. First thing I learned was that rice works better as a desiccant if you dry it out thoroughly first. Even though it may feel dry to the touch, when it's in the box or bag on a shelf in your kitchen, it is at the same ambient humidity as the room it's been sitting in. If you spread out a couple of cups of dry rice in a baking dish and let it sit in an oven at 250 degrees (F) for half an hour, it will wind up with less moisture content, and be a more effective desiccant for your phone. If you don't use the rice for a day or two, I would go through the drying out process with it again.

    When you embed the phone in the rice, it can be warm - but clearly should not be HOT.

    In my experience, phones that others through were totally dead due to being submerged have come back to life after about 3 days of being buried in rice heated and "super-dried" this way.

    Jon
    12-21-2015 09:06 AM

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