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Old 19-06-2013, 01:31
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I think i already know what the answer is , but i dropped my month old note 2 in the toilet , i was at work so did what i could but well i flickered a bit but nothing , tried to charge at home , green light came on ,switched on but there was sound but no picture , now phones dead

so anything i can do with my month old water damaged Note 2?? , or is it only good for scrap!
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Old 19-06-2013, 09:54
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I think i already know what the answer is , but i dropped my month old note 2 in the toilet , i was at work so did what i could but well i flickered a bit but nothing , tried to charge at home , green light came on ,switched on but there was sound but no picture , now phones dead

so anything i can do with my month old water damaged Note 2?? , or is it only good for scrap!
standard process to try seems to be:

1) remove sim/battery/SD cards etc
2) put it in a box full of dry (ie uncooked) rice
3) put the box in the airing cupboard for several days
4) leave for several days !!! (or longer)

Ive managed to bring a phone back like that before - well with the excpetion of the battery that never really held charge well again ....
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Old 19-06-2013, 10:57
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Yep, give the rice trick a go. For future reference dont attempt to switch the phone on, just leave it in the rice for however long.
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Old 19-06-2013, 11:13
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Turning anything wet on is risky. A clean water doesn't conduct electricity, but mixed with some dirt it may change. So always dry first. And BTW when they called it life companion they probably did not mean toilet companion
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Old 19-06-2013, 20:10
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Down the loo eh? You've probably already decided it's probably a lost cause and beyond repair but thought you'd better go through the motions anyway

To be serious, though, here's an article for you to peruse.
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Old 19-06-2013, 21:50
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Turning anything wet on is risky. A clean water doesn't conduct electricity, but mixed with some dirt it may change. So always dry first. And BTW when they called it life companion they probably did not mean toilet companion
Water which has dissolved ions, so salt for example would conduct some electricity and cause short circuits. The worse is the corrosion; ironically it may be better to rinse the phone with de-ionised water first to get rid of any "dirty" water in there and then do the rice container trick. But yeah, trying to turn it on straight away was a bad, bad move.
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Old 20-06-2013, 09:09
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Don't do what I did and try to dry it on the radiator..
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Old 26-06-2013, 13:10
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Radiators and rice are NOT a good idea! I used something called Rescuetec when I dropped my phone in water.. couldn't recommend it enough, saved my life!!
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Old 26-06-2013, 17:33
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Radiators and rice are NOT a good idea! I used something called Rescuetec when I dropped my phone in water.. couldn't recommend it enough, saved my life!!
I've used radiators and rice (or silica gel) for a number of phones, and it works quite well, I would always fold a bath towel up and stand the plastic container with the rice and phone parts on top of the towel.

I would remove the phone parts from the rice twice a day and give a blow with warm air from a solder station (hairdryer would work as well I suppose) and then put it back into the rice and back on the towel.

As long as the phone had its battery removed ASAP after immersion (and the owner hadn't foolishly tried to charge it wet ) I had a good success rate with standard water immersion (bath/toilet/puddle etc). .
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Old 26-06-2013, 19:32
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My Nokia n95 went through a full wash cycle once. It had a cracked screen when i took it apart, left it for a week and it worked needed the screen replacing but my husband did that for me
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Old 27-06-2013, 10:25
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Radiators and rice are NOT a good idea! I used something called Rescuetec when I dropped my phone in water.. couldn't recommend it enough, saved my life!!
Handy to know, thanks for the tip.
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