S5 went in the washer for 15 minutes, help?!?

animal lover1

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Have had my Galaxy S5 for almost 2 years now and had never in my life put it close to water whatsoever. This morning I threw the sheets in the washer and after 15 minutes of not finding my phone I went to loook in the machine and there it was :'( It was off and when I opened the OtterBox the screen was a bit wet. I took the back lid off and the battery and SIM card out and there was no visible water inside the phone at all. Proceeded to put it in a 2 lbs bag of rice and I plan to leave it there for at least 4 days. Any other things I might be able to do to save my phone? Any help or words of wisdom anyone can offer?
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Have had my Galaxy S5 for almost 2 years now and had never in my life put it close to water whatsoever. This morning I threw the sheets in the washer and after 15 minutes of not finding my phone I went to loook in the machine and there it was :'( It was off and when I opened the OtterBox the screen was a bit wet. I took the back lid off and the battery and SIM card out and there was no visible water inside the phone at all. Proceeded to put it in a 2 lbs bag of rice and I plan to leave it there for at least 4 days. Any other things I might be able to do to save my phone? Any help or words of wisdom anyone can offer?
thanks
Welcome to Android Central!

You're best bet is to leave the phone off for a few days if possible. Let is fully dry - the rice will help draw the moisture out. Here's a great write-up on this topic with some help on what else to do: http://forums.androidcentral.com/am...guide-oh-no-my-phone-got-wet.html#post4158269
 

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Looks as though you have done all the right things!

What you should NEVER do with a wet/damp phone is turn it on... that's like turning on any other piece of wet electrical equipment.... it will fry it!

Also, Never, ever, use a hairdryer on a wet/damp phone as this has the effect of driving the moisture further into the handset areas that may have previously been dry.

Good luck and don't forget to offer up a prayer to the little green Android god before turning it back on.
 

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thanks everyone. yup would never turn on a wet electronic, don't wanna fry it. as soon as I had it in my hands I tore it apart and put all the pieces in 2 lbs of rice. will report back in 3 days to tell you all if the poor phone made it.
 

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