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Ever drop your cell phone in water?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by surfsupl, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Feb 21, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    surfsupl

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    It could happen to anyone: you dropped your cellphone in the toilet. Take the battery out immediately, to prevent electrical short circuits from frying your phone’s fragile internals. Then, wipe the phone gently with a towel, and shove it into a jar full of uncooked rice.It works for the same reason you may keep few grains of rice in your salt shaker to keep the salt dry. Rice has a high chemical affinity for water — that means the molecules in the rice have a nearly magnetic attraction for water molecules, which will be soaked up into the rice rather than beading up inside the phone.

    I was skeptical so I took my old phone and dropped it in the sink and did the rest...............it actually worked.

    This may or may not work, but what have you got to lose?
     
  2. Feb 21, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    I got mine to work with a hairdryer and a towel. Left it outside____ sprinkler system came on over night
     
  3. Feb 21, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    my gf dropped hers in a drink one night when she was doped up on some perkaset. i just took the battery out and let it sit for about 3 days. threw the battery back in and its been working ever since.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    I just have a Casio GzOne phone.

    Can sit in water for like a half an hour 1m deep and still work.

    [​IMG]
    ^^ the updated version of that ^^
     
  5. Feb 21, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    Yeah those phones are stupid proof.:p
     
  6. Feb 21, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    ive dropped one of my cells in beer and water before...didnt do the rice trick though because at the time...i didnt know about it...

    i just had to get nextel to replace the upper flip because the screen went out...phone still worked otherwise though
     
  7. Feb 21, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    I have the same one, and have dropped it in water and it worked just fine
     
  8. Feb 21, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    chris4x4

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    How I would get water out of a cell phone:
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Feb 21, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    theres even videos on youtube of the thing being frozen solid in a block of ice. someone calls it and it starts ringing from inside the ice!


    Yeah, it isn't "pretty" or slim, but i'd rather have something that has features like water resistance and shock resistance than being all shiny and shit.

    hell, i've even got girl's numbers showing them that it works in water...:cool:
     
  10. Feb 21, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    i accidently left my cell phone in my pants pocket and threw the pants in the washing machine. i didnt find my cell phone until after i had pulled everything out of the drier and i was starting to fold my clothes.
    i let the cell phone dry out for 2 days and it amazingly still worked.
    now, i always check all my pockets before throwing my clothes in the washing machine :)
     
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