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HELP! I dropped my phone in water

2018-09-28, 17:54 PM

I dropped my phone in a bucket of water about an hour ago! I have it in a bag of rice right now, I called Verizon cause there's very conflicting info about the rice method online and they told me to put it in rice. Will this work???

 

I just litterly paid it off a few days ago and no, I don't have insurance because I'm an idiot!

 

Is it toast??  :(

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Re: HELP! I dropped my phone in water

2018-09-28, 20:16 PM

Most likely yes, it's toast. That's the worst, and I'm sorry that accident happened to you.

 

Sure, you can do the longshot attempt with the rice...leave it in the rice for more than 48 hours, but if damage is done, it's done. Don't apply heat. Keep it in an area of low humidity, like under 50% humidity. Still, all this may not matter, and it may have moisture damage.

 

Also, even if it appears to be ok, it can still be bad news later...like appear to work for a while, and then fail.

 

Check out some of the prices for a new phone at motorola.com. If you didn't use any moto mods, look at the G6 series, or X4 series. They are running a sale this week....
 

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Re: HELP! I dropped my phone in water

2019-01-05, 2:50 AM

Happened to see that I didn't come back with an update. I kept the phone in rice for 3 days and it's been absolutely just fine ever since!  I thought the rice thing was an urban legend, but apparently not.

 

Hope this helps someone else out!

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Re: HELP! I dropped my phone in water

2019-01-09, 9:04 AM

Happy to see that the rice worked! With modular pins Id say you were very lucky.

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