Dropped phone in toilet. please please please help. i need my ph.
I have it in the baggie of rice but will that really work???? who has done this and actually used the phone afterwards. please please help me blow drying it didnt work. have a small child and need a phone at home please yall.
Re: dropped phone in toilet. please please please help. i...
The problem is 2 late BUT I did that 1 time it fall out of my pocket & ended up in the toilet, I pulled it out & took everything Sims Card, Battery, ETC: let it sit on the table all apart till the next 2 days put it back together & I am still using it 2 this day. But it has 2 be done right after it gets WET... Good Luck Hope this is not 2 late 4 u. PEACE-OUT
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One proven method of removing moisture is by putting your phone in a baggie of rice. The rice will absorb the moisture and not damage your phone.Leave it in there for about 48hrs. This method may not work if your phone has already been too severely damaged.
I wrote this in an answer for someone else and figured I'd share it here as well since this can be one of the worst unexpected problems ever to face. Usually it's our most expensive phones that this happens to but this trick works for all phones.
The first thing you want to do is NOT TRY TO TURN IT ON. Keep that baby off like its life depends on it. It does.
Take everything out: the battery, memory card, etc and again, do NOT TURN IT BACK ON!!!!! Keep the cover off of the phone too.
Get a big ziploc baggie, put lots of uncooked white rice in it and fully submerge the phone in it as well as the battery. Seal that baggie up and then wait 5 days. Then when that time is up, wait one more day. I mean it.
This will save the phone. If you pull it out sooner, you could fry your phone. I know you don't want that to happen at all as phones are way too expensive. Guard your baby with your life; do NOT turn it on until at LEAST 5 days have passed. Do you really need to see that email/txt so badly that you'll risk frying your phone? ;)
Wait the 5 days and one more if you can. The rice trick works amazingly.
You WILL have rice residue in your phone. It's nothing a few days of shaking won't dislodge; but your phone will work. Now 3% of phones still won't work; hopefully you've insurance for it if that's the case.
Take everything out, the battery, memory card, etc and do NOT TURN IT BACK ON!!!!! get a big ziplock baggie, put lots of rice in it and submerge the phone in it as well as the battery. Wait 5 days. Then when that time is up, wait one more day. I mean it. This will save the phone. If you pull it out sooner, you could fry your droid. I know you don't want that to happen at all as those are way too expensive. Guard your baby with your life; do NOT turn it on until at LEAST 5 days have passed. Do you really need to see that email/txt so badly that you'll risk frying your phone? ;)
wait the 5 days and one more if you can. The rice trick works amazingly.
Try this because it usually works for mobile phones BUT if it doesn't work, you'll have to get a new controller anyway.
Take a big enough bowl and pour some rubbing alcohol into it. Dip the controller into it and swish it gently for no more than 5 seconds and then remove.
wipe the control stick area and so on and then take a hair dryer on as low as possible and lowest heat if that is applicable and dry it but hold the drier at least a foot away from the controller.
now get one of them big ziploc baggies; the kind you put like huge amounts of ground beef in (the biggest baggies they have; like a foot by a foot. you know what I mean) and fill it half way with white uncooked dried rice. Bury the controller in it and seal the baggie and don't touch it for about 4 to 5 days.
The alcohol dip will take out the sticky. The rice will dry up any water/soda/alcohol still in the controller.
Usually it works better with a mobile phone when they go for a toilet swim, etc - and for reference if THAT happens, take the battery out immediately, do NOT try to turn it on for any reason, take the phone apart, take out sim card, memory card, etc and do the 3 to 5 second alcohol swish and rice in baggie thing. In that case, DO NOT TOUCH FOR 5 DAYS and even then, wait one more day.
My blackberry curve did that and after 5 days, it turned on fine and worked perfectly with NO problems. If you turn em on too fast, the water if any is still inside WILL shortcircuit your stuff and you're sol totally.
Take the battery and memory card out and then put it into a bag of rice for a few days
The rice will draw all the moisture out
Make sure there is no dust in the rice
OR put in a warm area for a few days - like by the immersion heater if you have one.
The rice trick has worked a few times with Mobile Phones and MP3 players on other forums
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I also dropped my Samsung Impression in the toilet, I immediately took the phone took the protective case off, took the battery cover off, and took the battery and my SIM card out and towel dried it as best as I could. Then I sat it on the floor next to my fan and let it dry until I got to my grandparents a little while later and I put it in a bowl of rice, completely covered the phone and battery with rice and left it sit overnight in the rice and all of the next day, so far i've had it on about 20 minutes and have had no problems with it so far, another solution is to sit it in the sun, to further dry it out. Water damage will void warranties on your phone and battery and your provider will know instantly if the damage was water related when they take your battery cover off, there is a small square sticker that when dry and hasn't touched water should be white, but as soon as it comes into contact with water it turns red, there is also one of these stickers on the battery. My stickers were red and after sitting in the rice they look like they got lighter in color considerably, I don't know if that is really possible but appearance wise it looks that way. I hope this helps anyone who has had this problem. Good Luck!
supposedly if you seperate your phone from the battery and put it in a sealed plastic baggy filled with uncooked rice, the rice will absorb all of the moisture in the phone. But you have to keep it in there over night. I dropped mine in the bath and it's currently in the bag of rice. I'm nervous to turn it on to see if it really worked, but i was told that it will. I have a pink LG chocolate.