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How to dry a portable GPS device thet you spilled water on or dropped in water !

Dont worry yet! Maybe your water spilled device is a gonner but let's be optimistic!

You should do the steps bellow as soon as possible.

-Disconnect from outlet (if connected).
-Remove the battery (if possible).
-Dry it with a towel.
-Cautiously! with a hairdryer blow it dry! even inside the compartment, if you have access. Have patience! keep on for few minutes!
-Putting in raw rice for a day or two can help to dry it further.

Even if these steps do not help to revive it, they will definitely maximize your chances for your device to be accepted by the manufacturer to be repaired under warranty/guaranty!

Good luck!
Bruce

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soda was spilled on sharp el1179p


do not power on the device, it is crucial that you leave it to dry and as soon as possible put it in a bag of rice. The rice will absorb the moisture in the device. You should give it about two weeks (the longer the better) and you should have completely removed all battery components at this point if there are any. After a generous waiting period of two weeks or so, take it out of the rice and give it a try. I spilled a full 8 oz cup of hot coffee RIGHT into my laptop keyboard and it immediately shut off but I followed the above steps and I am using it right now just fine and it is a year later. Good luck!

Apr 08, 2014 | Sharp EL-1611P Calculator

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