So my mom's phone went for a swin in the washing machine!

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  1. naved.islam14
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    My mom's phone was in her pocket and she forgot to take it out, when she found the phone all wet inside the washing machine, she started sobbing. It had all the pics she adored so if you guy s can help it would really be appreciated.
     
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    Put it on the radiator for a very long time, like 3-4 weeks and hope for the best.
     
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    Already tried.
     
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    Well, one thing I know is that, take off battery and let it dry. DON'T EVER attempt to turn it on while wet. It would most likely go dead! Most likely dry for like 2-3 days and try to open it up and see if its working. The photos might still be in there if your mom has a memory card on the phone? or if it is saved on the phone I guess ull have to wait to see if its still working after dry. I always save pictures on memory card so even it gets wet u can retrieve it but again, dry it before anything else.
     
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    I dried the battery but it still didn't fit in. So my mom bought a new battery when we turn the phone on with the new battery the screen still stays black nothing happens.
     
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    that's a good idea but if you want to do it faster and you have some skills
    with small phone (dissembling them) try this if your mum has a hot hair dryer
    you can fix most water damaged phones inc iPods you need to strip
    them down to the components like motherboard, lcd, ect then dry each
    component with the hot hair dryer then when all looks dry reassemble the
    phone and it should work again. iv done this many times with water
    damaged iphones and iPods.
     
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    Do not use heat! You will fry it.
    Instead put it in a bag full of rice. Not tried it myself, but it's supposed to work.
    If that doesn't work, as a last resort use an airing cupboard.
     
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    You most likely killed it when you tried to turn it on, sorry. That's the big mistake people make.
     
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    Well there's a good chance that the power button and possibly other things are fried. Never allow electrical energy to flow on a wet surface. My phone went into a pool. Let it dry for 2 days in desert heat, turned it on and the screen was still wet on the inside. Immediately turn it off and left it for another day. Screen dried and everything worked except the power button which was also the END button and I eventually replaced the phone.
     
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    Your best option is to totally strip it down and clean all the parts with "distilled water" it is essential that you use distilled water nothing else will do, then leave it to completely dry out before attempting to switch it on.
     
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    I'm not familiar with the iPhone, so this might sound really dumb: Did your mother have an SD card of some sort in it for added storage?
     
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    Rice. Put it in a bag or bowl of rice.
     
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    DRY rice.
     
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    See if you can disassemble the phone and let it dry naturally. Don't put it on a radiator, it might fired it. Just let it dry naturally for a week before assembling them and boot it up again.

    Though if the phone is completely dead, your only option is to take out the SIM card and buy a new phone.
     
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    No SD or any kind of memory cards [​IMG] Should I disasamble the phone for the rice thing?
     
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    If you've tried to turn the phone on before its fully dry its likely borked but the rice thing is worth a try
     
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    I'm gonna go out on a limb and say sorry, but you're screwed. However, next time, don't turn it on. BEFORE using dry rice, do what Tanas said using distilled water. That means NO SALT WHATSOEVER. Salt water short circuits everything in your phone. In some cases, you may not even need to take the phone apart, just as long as you put the phone is distilled water for about 3-4 days (changing the water everyday) then letting it dry for another week or so.
     
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