dropped in water

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Jun 27, 2007

dropped in water by brien at 8:07 AM (1,832 Views / 0 Likes) 28 replies

  1. brien
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    i dropped my ds in water. it was in it's case, and i got it out super quick. so i didn't think it got water in it.
    even when i looked at it, i didn't see any water in any of the cracks, just a tiny bit in one of the speaker holes.
    it still worked.
    it still worked 10 hours later when i got home from work.
    but today (24 hours after it still worked), it wont turn on.
    i read on the nintendo site that i should have taken the battery out.
    they said if it doesn't work, to replace the battery and that's probably it.
    i hope thats it. i'll be able to check it with my fiance's ds battery when i see her in a few days.


    but my question was. there's a little red box where the battery goes in.
    i was thinking that was a spill indicator to show them if there was a spill, for warranty reasons.
    can anyone confirm this?
    cause if its true, and red means there was a spill... a lot more water got in it then i thought...

    [​IMG]

    turning it on was probably my downfall if its completely bricked.
    i guess this is fate telling me i am not supposed to own a ds.
    i had a ds phat, traded it, bought a ds lite.
    that got stolen like 2 months ago, along with my g6 and r4.
    this one was bought to replace my stolen one. i bought another r4 too.
    i wont be buying one to replace this one if it's gone..
    i guess i'll have to make due with using my fiance's
     


  2. shadowboy

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    I feel for ya dude, I hope that red is just normally there.
    iF IT IS BRICKED... I'm sorry.
     
  3. Jaunty

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    you dropped your ds in the toilet?
     
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    Im sorry but that was just a bit stupd. Electronics should never be put on straight after getting wet
    You should leave it to dry or dry it your self with a hair dryer set to low(high will sometimes melt plastics)
     
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    I feel terrible for you pal. [​IMG] I wish you didn't turn it on so soon instead should have opened it and used a hair dryer to dry off the circuits and LCD. the water didn't go inside so quick but i guess it has created a moisture in the circuits when the circuits heated the water. My advice to fellow boarders is that if such disaster happens always use your hair dryer and dry out your gadget and switch it on only after a few days when you are convinced that moisture is gone. [​IMG] I had similar experiences with cell phones and tv remotes because my nephew considers them water boats..
     
  6. brien
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    im leaving the battery out now. hopefully in a few days it will be okay.
    i know it was stupid. but actually, it was on when it fell in.


    and it did fall in the toilet...
    x.X

    ah well, i'm moving in with my fiance soon. i'll just play hers.
    i still have my own flash cart.
     
  7. Maikel Steneker

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    Maybe you should ask Nintendo for advice. They may not be able to get you a new DS for free, but maybe they know if changing the battery will do the trick.
     
  8. brien
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    they said on their site, change the battery if it doesn't work. they made it seem like most likely the battery will go bad.
    then if that doesn't work it's a bigger problem.
    i'll try a new battery in a few days.
    i'll tell you if it works.
     
  9. ugly_rose

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    Lets have a moment of silence. *takes off hat*
     
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    i bought a ds the day they hit the stores. (i've owned just about every incarnation of the gameboy before that)
    with one stolen.
    and it's replacement now drowned.
    i guess i was just never truly meant to own a ds.
    it's time to move on it seems. there are better things i can do with my time.
     
  11. jalapeno

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    what sort of water did you drop it in???

    were you playing it at the beach?
     
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    Sounds like you blew one of the fuses...

    Open your DS (If you can/want to) and use a multimeter to check F1 and F2.
     
  13. sipoon

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    what u should have done is dry it the best you can and leave it in a bucket of uncoocked rice [​IMG] apparently it absorbs all the moisture
     
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    I heard that if something electrical fell into water you should unscrew all screws and lie all parts on clean table (best to wear an antielectrostatic coat). Let it dry 2 days ( Just for going sure) and then screw it together again.

    BTW: This even works with Laptops that fell into water !*







    * I heard atleast
     
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    He dropped it in the toilet... while it was on.... [​IMG]

    There was actually one guy... post number 3 or so who guessed it... maybe he had a similiar experience. I feel really sorry for brien's sake to have his DS:es end up to such cruel fates. [​IMG]
     
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    $10 says toilet water
     
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    was this before or after you finished your business in the toilet?
     
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    open up your ds, let it dry for a day or so.
     
  19. jalapeno

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    playing ds games on the toilet...

    sure there's nothing wierd about that at all.. [​IMG]
     
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    I've lost a digimon (the toy device thingo) and a mobile phone down toilets. (well not lost, i mean bricked)

    And also another phone when i went swimming... with it in my boardshorts pocket [​IMG]

    But my DS, i protect it with my life!!!
     

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