YEEARRRGHH I dropped my micro in a cup of water!!!

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  1. galaxykidgamma
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    so i was playing ffiv adv. drinking a cup of clean clear water when...

    WHoops

    i dropped it in the drink

    the power when out immediately and i switched it off ASAP and began dissasembling it

    i got about 4 5ths of the screws out because the two on the side w/ the volume buttons were far too small

    i bent it open, and blew out the moisture something proper and i'm thinking got the board bone dry

    the unit powered on fine and was going well until the sound dropped, the screen glitched and then well, power off again

    so i'm thinking oh god, i fried it went to the w.c. and tried to power on when i was done

    okay so now it's powering on fine but no sound... so i put my lips on the speaker and pulled out some water
    everything else is good (i did get some sound out once, but not anymore)


    after reading my nightmare... any tips?, i'm just gonna let it dry out some more and keep whacking the speaker

    thanks, i love my micro much
     
  2. Psyfira

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    Whatever you do, do not turn it on again!!! Leave it somewhere warm for a few days to properly dry out, or you could wind up shorting something out and causing permenant damage.
     
  3. Mucuna

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    That's right!
    When anything eletronic is wet (or soaked) DON'T TURN IT ON AGAIN!

    Happened a few times with me. Just let it completly dry. Leave it alone and try again.

    Turning it on when it still wet you can really "fry it".:-)

    If you are lucky, it will be ok.
     
  4. [M]artin

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    Toss it in a dryer for about an hour... [​IMG]
     
  5. safariman72

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    You could always try the microwave on half power for maybe 45 seconds...... [​IMG]











    Btw I was only kidding, leave it close to a heat source for a few days. Worked with my cell phone. [​IMG]
     
  6. galaxykidgamma
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    thanks for the advice, i should have emphasized more that the only problem is the sound, which happily now is working fully, i completely understand the dangers of powering on wet electronics i've toasted my fair share.

    i only turn it on for a couple of seconds everynow and then, i'll wait a while before i start playing it full on again
     
  7. [M]artin

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    BTW, galaxykidgamma, did you say that you put your lips on the speaker and sucked out the water?! [​IMG]
     
  8. kingeightsix

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    i believe he did.

    i wonder where he learned those skills from LOL
     
  9. monkeymachine

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    something like WD-40 works really well for circuit boards and have been wet

    apparently alcohol also works too but haven't tried it, and no, dunking it in beer won't help it dry off
     
  10. Bali

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    so you just SUCKED out some sound. hahaha that's hilarious.
    Tharr she blows, aarrrgghh. Or in your case sucks.
    I knew people got intimate with their consoles, but you took it to new heights [​IMG]
     
  11. galaxykidgamma
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    haha yes but it worked
     
  12. TanookiSuit

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    Megamaid has gone from suck to blow!


    Seriously though I splashed a mobile phone once, total submersion.

    I shook it like mad, dried the outside and compartments...then hit it with a hair dryer for like 20min or so...worked fine.
     
  13. lagman

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    Any pics? [​IMG]
     
  14. Qpido

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    Using a blowdryer worked on my cellphone.
    Don't keep it too close though, might melt something!

    Good Luck,

    Q~
     
  15. lookout

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    you could put in the oven gas mask 340c about 20min..




    j/k


    let it dry
     
  16. icepick

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    ..Well the thread may be a little 'old' now but for anybody else....

    Remove battery.. & dry the unit witha Hair Drier Also there is around a 'how to Dissasemble' ones unit....wish I had known this before I messed up 'my' gba sp !
     
  17. BvG

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    Does the headphone still work?
     
  18. berlinka

    berlinka You have sustained a lethal injury.

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I'm so sorry, but seeing it before me really cracks me up!!! One moment you're playing and suddenly.....BLUMP! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. Konamix02

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    OMG I just got my GBM today and this story is making me paranoid. Boy, the GBM has a really nice screen.
     
  20. spas

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    I want a GBM now we can all understand the dangers which are posed by its sexy smallness. All those anti GBM people can say "this would of never happened if you had a SP!@