To save NDS if thrown/fall into water

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  1. orangpelupa
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    Hello

    i just accidently dropped my NDS Lite to water in my bathroom. And its OK.

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    what i do :

    1. Quickly take the NDS out of the water.
    i think my nds being underwater for a minute or two. i kind of stunned seeing my nds drop into water and professor layton still playing there >_<

    2. then i Imediately turn off the NDS, eject the game card.
    3. then just remove NDS battery using screwdrivers. (then quickly look for camera lol)
    4. dry using hairdryer (both ds and gamecard). then put battery back
    5. play again.

    my AK2i also wet, the sst chip looks completely wet, and its still work [​IMG]
    long time ago, my GBA drowned on ocean near beach, and its still alive even now [​IMG]
    really love the Nintendo durability

    sorry my bad english
     
  2. ufotrash

    ufotrash GBAtemp Regular

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    Haha wow, amazing save! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you really kept your wits about you. If it were me I would've been still shocked, staring at it, and watching it die. Hahaha...
     
  3. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

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    Nice work dude! DS Lites have the worst durability of all DSes, but it's great to hear yours still works after being in the water for a ouple of minutes [​IMG]
     
  4. nycsam786

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    I am surprised that it survived. From various blogs that I have read on the internet they all recommend putting the electronic equipment in a ziplock bag of uncooked rice. The rice would absorb the moisture. I am happy that things worked out for you.
     
  5. gameguy95

    gameguy95 Needs More Furries!

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    what DS Flashcart is this?
     
  6. YayMii

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    It's an Acekard 2i. But it seems it has a custom sticker. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  7. mechagouki

    mechagouki Kill 'em all...

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    Immersing wet electronics in 90% isopropyl alcohol can save long term damage from occuring, the alcohol absorbs the water and evaporates very quickly (compared to water). My wife dropped her Motorola RAZR in a lake a few years ago and I did the alcohol thing - it's still working.
     
  8. iYoshi-

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    Wow great save man.
    I dropped mine the other day, it was sitting on a magazine and i pulled the magazine out quickly and didnt it fly haha, is ok though [​IMG]
     
  9. fearofshorts

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    I prefer to dry the components (rice or alchohol or whatever) and then wait a few days. I mean, it can't fry the circuits if no current is flowing through them right?
     
  10. heartgold

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    Ah that's good to hear, I posted a while ago dropping my AK2i in the bath, worked like a charm after drying it for 5-10 mins [​IMG]
     
  11. nycsam786

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    You werent exact on where you dropped it, maybe into the toilet? [​IMG]
     
  12. olliepop2000

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    The best thing you did there was getting the battery out as fast as you could that is probably what saved it.
     
  13. omgpwn666

    omgpwn666 Guy gamer and proud!

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    Yeah, my DS would have been a goner, I don't think fast in situations I should. My dads camera dropped in the ocean while me and him were fishing, we just put the camera in a bag of rice. It worked surprisingly, it felt like it would not work. Anyways, nice DS save! [​IMG]
     
  14. newtkiller

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    wow, yeah thats a piece of luck. my old gba has been through the washing machine several dozen times... (i play it in the car, put it in my pocket and forget about it)

    still works beautifully today!
     
  15. Rising_Dragon

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    Using a blow/hair dryer is usually a bad idea. Heat isn't good, and you are suppose to let it air dry for a few days to minimize damage.

    Otherwise, it sounds like you got lucky, good for you [​IMG]

    And yes, that is an AK2i
     
  16. Blazikun

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    epic win! good 4 u dude!!
     
  17. giratina16

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    Whoa man that's lucky. I think I would cry if I dropped my DSi in water.
     
  18. Inunah

    Inunah The Female Mistaken for a Male.

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    If that was me, it wouldn't ever work again.