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My sidekick end up in the toilet now does not work

Can this be fix? because the phone does not do anything. Looks dead.

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As soon as your cell goes in the drink, pull the battery and put the whole thing in a container of rice, or dunk it in tub of rubbing alcohol and then a container of rice for 24 hours.

The rubbing alcohol will force out the water.
The rice will wick away the moisture.
If you've pulled the battery quick enough, you might be able to save it. (This works with most electronics)

Posted on May 30, 2009

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Have you tried taking the battery out and drying it?

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