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Old 10-02-2007, 07:52 PM   #21
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OK, so the phone turned on and appears to work, although one of the two screens is kaput. I think I will keep it around and see how long I can get it to keep going. When it dies, I will plump for one of the Verizon waterproof ones.

Based on the number of stories I have heard, sounds like one of the top causes of cellphone death is a trip into the toilet.
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Based on the number of stories I have heard, sounds like one of the top causes of cellphone death is a trip into the toilet.
Not many people are inclined to jump right in and fish one out, and even fewer are willing to admit that it happened in the first place-- let alone seek advice on drying it out!
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OK, so the phone turned on and appears to work, although one of the two screens is kaput.
I had one that worked for a while but would turn off at random times. It got progressively worse until it stopped working. Problem is, there is still moisture and, in your case, salt inside corroding the electrical contacts so it will probably keep getting worse. However, if it still works except for one screen, you might be able to freeze the corrosion process at that point with either a distilled water or alcohol (denatured, not vodka) soak. Just follow the steps I mentioned earlier. You can also accelerate the drying process after the wash by leaving it in the hot son, like in the back of your car by the window, or in a 110 degree oven if you have one that goes that low. Good luck!
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my son put my fiance's phone in the swimming pool for whaty we estimate was 20 minutes. dried it out, removed battery, fan on it for a few hours...and 90% of the phone works to this day. the phone has 2 separate keypads (outside and inside) and the outer one doesnt work.


i was shocked 2 say the least


i am also shocked at these suggestions to submerse a phone in denatured alcohol! i never woulda thunk it. ya learn something new every day
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Dropped a work Nextel in the toilet. Didn't take long for folks to hear about it. Popped the battery and dried it out. Worked for another two years, and no body ever ask to borrower my phone again!
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Well, now even the screen that wasn't working has started up again. Man, these things are pretty tough. Still going to upgrade at the time my contract flips.
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