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    I dropped my smartphone in the toilet

    Yep. It happens. My brand new baby after a night out and a few shots of tequila. It's dead. Gone. My baby has died, my contacts, my pictures, my all in one small accident. Tried the hairdrier trick and no joy I probably fried the insides. What pissed me off the most is I had the hotel card in it and had some trouble finding it after.
    Give me some advice how I can revive the thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fohk View Post
    Yep. It happens. My brand new baby after a night out and a few shots of tequila. It's dead. Gone. My baby has died, my contacts, my pictures, my all in one small accident. Tried the hairdrier trick and no joy I probably fried the insides. What pissed me off the most is I had the hotel card in it and had some trouble finding it after.
    Give me some advice how I can revive the thing.
    Oops that hurts!

    Give some more time to dry, maybe you'll be lucky. I've always been afraid of doing just that.

    Next phone get the waterproof galaxy5

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    That's the one I have. The 20 minutes I spent fishing it out of the squat did it. Off to find a shop, I pulled the SIM and memory card out, may try the rice trick I read somewhere but no rice so shop.

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    My wife did the same thing earlier this year. In her case it was a Samsung S4. Put into the local Samsung dealer, repaired after about a week. What make was/is yours?

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    I dropped an older Nokia in some water once. Not same, same, but take it apart and dry it with a hair dryer. Another trick I've heard of is to dry it as much as possible (direct sunlight) then put it in a bag of rice for 24 hours. The rice has good wicking action to remove the moisture.

    Dry for 24 hours before you try to power it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG
    What make was/is yours?
    Samsung Galaxy S5. Got all my work contacts on there and didn't back it up, its a micro SIM so need to buy me a new phone.

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    That S5 is meant to be waterproof for half an hour in 6 feet of water.

    I had a Sony z1 and used to drop it in buckets of ice water next to my beers, took it in the pool too, shame the fuklker wasnt theft proof though.

    Anyhow, takes yours straight back to Samsung, maybe wipe the shit off it first

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    I put it in the snazzy black case it came with in the box, that's not waterproof so now I've been told. Effing phones man. Keep the original thing don't put it in a case.

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    ^ The phones still waterproof you plonker, its the case that isnt

    Have you tried plugging it into your pc yet? Maybe youve fohked the display when you dropped it

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    20 mins to retrieve it? No wonder.

    Contrary to popular belief water will not short out the electronics. One can run a 12v DC motor in a glass of water for hours with no drama. I cannot vouch for the integrity of the display.

    Remove battery, leave phone with the back off for a long time 24 hours in an air conditioned room.

    SIM will be OK. As will SD card.
    Better to think inside the pub, than outside the box?
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    ^Agree.

    Also, my mate who used to have a mobile shop always opened them up and used a soft toothbrush to rub pure alcohol on the circuit board, this mixed with the water moisture and helped it all to evaporate more quickly.

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    I almost dropped mine in yesterday. But mine's a 13 year old Nokia that was maybe $100 when new. It's been brought back from the dead on numerous occasions over the years. Although never from being dropped in water.

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    I have a Galaxy S1 went swimming & found it in my pocket.
    It was not working & TGF took to a local phone shop 30 minutes latter 400B, phone works good.
    I have had 4 Samsung over 10 year they are all still working

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    Somebody already mentioned it but burying a wet electronic item in rice definitely works. Revived two phones that way before.

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    Amazed [not really] as to how completely dependent and surrendered we've become to these gadgets........considering it's life to end all.

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    A poor bastard will always comment like that. Its fixed. Its not stapled to my wrist either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fohk View Post
    Yep. It happens. My brand new baby after a night out and a few shots of tequila. It's dead. Gone. My baby has died, my contacts, my pictures, my all in one small accident. Tried the hairdrier trick and no joy I probably fried the insides. What pissed me off the most is I had the hotel card in it and had some trouble finding it after.
    Give me some advice how I can revive the thing.
    My recent experience with an S5:

    https://teakdoor.com/the-teakdoor-lou...ml#post2884990

    No abuse or accidents with this one, the speaker just died at 5 months. Supposed to be fixed now and ready for pick-up after 5 days and numerous calls to determine the status. Surprised the water resistance didn't work in your situation. Did the back cover come loose when it was dropped?

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    Sumocakewalk, I went with the cover the box gave me, meaning it was out of the package , rip the back off the new phone and put on the cover. You rip off the back its no longer waterproof. Got it fixed so I thank you but anyone else out there beware. Back your stuff up.

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    yes, I back mine up regularly.

    The original cover should be water resistant even after removal and replacement. There is a thin seal attached to the inside of the cover that snugs up against the phone. If the seal is damaged or defective or if the cover is not snapped fully in place, then that's a problem. In normal handling it should be okay. There's also the plug cover on the bottom of the unit that needs to be installed correctly each time it's removed for charging, backing up, etc.

    Hopefully I won't have to test the water resistant feature myself (fingers crossed).

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    down to lolitas

    for 500 baht they are allegedly able to suck it dry in 5 mins

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