Cellphone+salty water

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Jul 24, 2009

Cellphone+salty water by Maktub at 8:38 PM (871 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. Maktub
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    Hey GBATemp,

    Today I went to the beach, got into the water with my cellphone into one of my pockets. I went out instantly, though, and disassembled the battery. What do you think the chances it'll survive are?
     
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    Very low. Salty water kills circuits quickly.

    As strange as it could seem, WASH IT IMMEDIATELY with current water. Entirely. That will let the salt out and will raise the survival rate of your cellphone.

    After that leave it 1-2 days in a sunny place to let it dry completely and hope for the best [​IMG]
     
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    I'd suggest rinsing it well in fresh water, to get the salt out, then towel drying it. After that, put it in a bowl of dry rice for a few days to a week to try and get the rest of the water out.
     
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    Shit, I should've thought of the fresh water thing before...

    Ok, gonna do it now and let it dry.

    Thanks, guys!
     
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    what phone do you have?
     
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    be SURE to let all of the water out too............if you start to see rust on it, you're screwed.
     
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    i remember i actually washed my phone before. i only realized when the washing machine started to spin rapidly; the phone was hitting the inside of the washing machine and making a weird sound, i quickly identified that it wasn't the washing machine :\

    I had to wait for all the water to drain before taking it out. Then i put it in the sun for like 2 days, and then let it dry, it worked. The screen was a bit messed up (as in the colours) but then it turned out fine after a week or so.

    So yeah, tell us how it goes, plus just out of interest what phone was it ?
     
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    It's a Sony Ericsson K770i.

    Here's hoping it works. I got it as a gift (would never buy such an expensive cellphone as I always end up losing them... this time it was something different but oh well).

    It's not sunny at all here now, so what I'm gonna do is use a hair drier/put it on a plastic sheet over something that irradiates heat such as my router or something like that... I'll keep you guys informed.
     
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    Good luck. [​IMG]

    And like I said in my last post. Rice is great to get the water out. Just let it sit for a few days (even if you use the hair dryer method).
     
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    Hmmmm ok, I'll do that instead. By "dry rice" you mean plain, normal rice that hasn't been cooked, right? I mean, like the one you get in plastic bags that last for a lot of time, or..?
    By the way, have you got anything to do with JPH..?
     
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    Yeah, just plain old, uncooked, white rice (or whatever you may have laying around). It's kinda like how people put rice in salt shakers so the salt doesn't stick. The rice absorbs all of the moisture in the shaker. It worked wonders for a buddy of mine after he left his phone in the rain (it sat in a puddle for a hr or so).

    And no, there is absolutely no connection between JPH and myself.
     
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    Yeah, the rice is a good idea too. I totally forgot about it, but it's frequentely used in cases like this, and with excellent results.

    I hope the best for your cellphone [​IMG]
     

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