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Old 08-05-2010, 02:26 AM   #1
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I just dropped my new Bold2 in water,after dropping it I immediately removed the battery and the sim from the phone,really dont knw what to do now.
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:37 AM   #2
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And as the FAQ Midnight provided says, fight the urge to put the battery back in to test. I had the same thing happen to my 9000 and after following the FAQ directions, my device has worked fine ever since.
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I have had mixed success with wet phones. Insurance is your friend.
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Just make sure you don't put the battery in for a least a couple of days. Putting the battery in 'just to check' if it's working again can make it a lot worse.
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Anybody had any success with putting it in a bowl of rice? Resurrected a friend's phone, but I've never had it happen. Supposed to suck up or draw out all the moisture. Does it really work, or just 50/50?
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As the link I posted says, bag of rice for 4-5days is effective.
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I have only had a device take a swim once. And as part of the provided procedure, I used the "rice trick". After five days of anxiously waiting, I put everything back together and it worked. Not sure if the rice that helped or not, but what's it gonna hurt to try?
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Fight the urge to "check" if it powers up. Drop it in a bag of rice, forget it for a week. Get insurance for accidental damage on your next handset.
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The insurance is so worth it. If I hadn't gotten it then I would have lost two phones and gotten absolutely nothing back for them. Yeah, I don't see to have good luck with water...
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I've been successful several times with the rice method.

The key is to remove the battery immediately, 4-5 days minimum and don't check it at all. Let it sit.

The only one I didn't revive was dropped in salt water and I checked to see how it was going after the first day.
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When my 8100 went swimming I dropped it in a bag of rice and put it on top of my DVR. I forgot it there for about a month and ended up getting the 8520 (any excuse for a new phone right?) when I went back to test out the phone when I was cleaning up and now my brothers using it, hasn't had a problem with it yet!
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