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Phone got wet

Phone fell in toilet

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  • DA3411 Jul 08, 2008


    My Palm Treo got very wet too. It actually went in the pool when I jumped in in to help my friend's son who was 4 and couldnt swim. Saved the boy, but I dont know about my treo. I have the batery back in and the light on the phone is red and solid. The Palm logo comes up and the progress bar goes all the way across, then the screen gpes Black!

    Anyone have any idea? Any help is appreciated!


  • king_dymonde Dec 19, 2008

    yesturday i got a stain on my pants so i took them off quick to get the stain out completly frogetting that my phone was in the pocket. i put the pants in cold water fro about 2 min before i noticed that my phone was missing. i took the battery out and shook all of the water out. i dried it the best that i could but the only part i could not get to was the screen. i have not turned the phone on yet but im really scred because i barley got the phone a month ago for my anniversary and im scared to tell my boyfriend. what do i do?

  • Baljit Saini May 11, 2010

    1. Don't charge until the unit has totally dried out. Remove as many parts as you can such as SIM Card, Flash Card. Wrap the unit in towel and shake as much water out as possible.

    2. Use a hair dryer on low heat to dry out every part possible.

    3. Recharge the battery.

    4. Check Operation - Hope everything works! If not not post an update as to what function is not working.


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I dropped my phone in a toilet. (It had already been flushed) I did not try to turn the phone back on, instead I took the battery, sim card, back cover off, and put my phone in a bowl of rice with a lid on it, for a couple of days. The rice pulled all the moisture out of the phone. My phone worked fine after that. My battery did have the water mark on it, so I had to buy a new battery

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    Jay Tate Jul 31, 2008

    Use uncooked rice


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Did the exact same thing about 4 months ago. By the next morning, the screen wasn't working. I gave up and ordered an unlocked one from Ebay to replace it. Now that one isn't working right, so I got the old one back out just in case.

Works like a charm! I think I just didn't give it time to dry out thoroughly. Now, if it will just KEEP working....

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I had a very similar problem when I dropped my phone in a mudpuddle. I could not get it to work at all and I think the connector that is used by the hotsync cable was shorted with muddy water because it kept trying to rngage the hotsync operation even without a cable.

I disassembled the phone as much as possible and got some distilled water and rinsed the unit very thoroughly It is important to use distilled water because distilled water has all of the mineral content removed and is non conductive.

After that, you can dry the unit with a hair dryer, but it is unlikely you will be able to get the water out of the phone that way very effectively. I had access to an oven that had accurate controls and set it at 180 degrees and left the phone in there for several hours.

When I reassembled and turned it on, everything worked fine again. The only thing I noticed was that the backlight was less uniform than before. I think that was because of some of the contaminants from the mudpuddle that I could not rinse free. It is barely noticeable, and I have been runnig great for 6 months since.

I hope this helps...


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