1. garrettfarnum's Avatar
    On this night, there was a torrential downpour. And also on this night, I had marching band practice. Long story short, my Epic Touch is now an Epic brick. I pulled it out of my waterproof pocket after marching band and it was like emptying a cup of water. [/Taps][/EndTaps]
    09-26-2011 09:32 PM
  2. chazglenn3's Avatar
    Hope you have TEP... and $100.
    09-26-2011 09:44 PM
  3. jnickol's Avatar
    Hopefully that waterproof pocket works next time.
    09-26-2011 09:50 PM
  4. Uncle Louie's Avatar
    Sounds like it worked great; only it kept all the water in instead.

    R.I.P
    09-26-2011 09:53 PM
  5. garrettfarnum's Avatar
    i do have the TEP and the $100 but I won't be able to get a new one until next week. Today is a sad day.
    09-26-2011 09:56 PM
  6. chazglenn3's Avatar
    That's good news!
    09-26-2011 09:57 PM
  7. sndplace's Avatar
    Sorry about that RIP that socks X2 ... it got all wet and you have to wait for a replacement.
    09-26-2011 10:18 PM
  8. error4o4's Avatar
    Reverse Waterproof Pocket! Brilliant!



    Luckily you are wisely covered.

    RIP Epic4gTouch
    09-26-2011 10:19 PM
  9. Beezzy's Avatar
    So sorry for your loss =(
    09-26-2011 10:30 PM
  10. yoniinfante34's Avatar
    fact advise, put your phone on a white rice bag, trust me, it will turn on...experience
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    09-26-2011 10:49 PM
  11. justinlara313's Avatar
    I think he meant in a rice bag... Ya, take out the battery and put everything in the bag for a day or two and your phone will be good as new.. Also, radio shack sells stuff for 20 bucks that will do the same thing but not leave the white rice residue on the phone
    09-26-2011 11:01 PM
  12. Marley's Avatar
    Just "poured" one for your homie.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    09-27-2011 01:10 AM
  13. h4ldol's Avatar
    You might be able to salvage your E4GT. Water itself does not damage electronics, it's just when you try to turn it on and it runs a current over all those sensitive electronics that it causes a problem. The best thing to do if getting your phone wet is take out the battery and let the phone dry out (you may need to open it up) for a couple days (I would be conservative) before turning it on. But just don't try to turn it on when it's still wet -- unfortunately that's what the OP seems to have done.
    09-27-2011 01:23 AM
  14. ajbrickyard's Avatar
    A moment of silence

    Sent From My Samsung SPH-D710 Sprint Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch Using Tapatalk
    09-27-2011 07:43 AM
  15. Phenom's Avatar
    Those silica packets that come w/ electronics also work (put as many in a ziplock bag w/ the phone as you can find) if you don't want to try the rice trick.
    09-27-2011 11:35 AM
  16. garrettfarnum's Avatar
    I did the rice trick over night, didn't want to turn on or charge this morning. I left it in the rice while I was at class all day.
    Good news: It works!
    Bad news: There's fog under the screen! It seems to slowly be going away, it's only in one corner now and just a little at that.
    I will still be getting a new one though, it's just not right to make it suffer.
    09-27-2011 07:09 PM
  17. popularbelief's Avatar
    I did the rice trick over night, didn't want to turn on or charge this morning. I left it in the rice while I was at class all day.
    Good news: It works!
    Bad news: There's fog under the screen! It seems to slowly be going away, it's only in one corner now and just a little at that.
    I will still be getting a new one though, it's just not right to make it suffer.
    before shelling out $100 try the rice trick for a few days when you go to sleep (provided you have an alarm clock that works). i had the same issues on an og evo gone swimming and let the bad boy sit in rice over a few days. still ticking to this day no issues.
    09-27-2011 10:15 PM
  18. chodaboy's Avatar
    A sandwich size "zipper bag" works great for wet situations.
    09-28-2011 07:42 PM
  19. expertzero1's Avatar
    id rather just pay 100 dollars now for a new device, but you still got the protection plan, 3 new devices per year so yeah ill do it haha
    09-28-2011 07:45 PM
  20. garrettfarnum's Avatar
    Well here's the deal, today I found out that the speaker, the vibrate, and the camera all don't work.
    I will be getting a new device this week.
    09-28-2011 09:48 PM
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