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Forum topic by knotscott posted 06-06-2010 01:21 AM 1093 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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knotscott

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06-06-2010 01:21 AM

It didn’t get submerged, but I apparently dipped at least part of the battery in the pool, and the darn thing is dead. I let it dry for a few hours and it came back to life for a few minutes, but now is dead again. Did I fry this thing? It’d be a shame if I killed it…it’s my favorite.

Suggestions or thoughts?

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....


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#1 posted 06-06-2010 01:26 AM

let it dry more ,
it may still be wet inside .
as you used it ,
it may have spun some water around again .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-06-2010 01:33 AM

Let it dry. Hopefully you can get any water inside to dry out??? Water usually doesn’t hurt anything unless it causes trouble while it is still wet.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 06-06-2010 01:55 AM

Put it in the micro just kidding

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#4 posted 06-06-2010 02:28 AM

I recently spilled a glass of water on a computer mouse. Killed it dead, but after a week it came back to life.

-- Joe

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#5 posted 06-06-2010 03:14 AM

Thanks guys…I’m encouraged!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#6 posted 06-06-2010 03:38 AM

To speed it up you can put it in the oven on a low temperature. That is what I do with my cell when I jumped in the pool with with it in my pocket. Also when I did the same thing at the lake, and when it fell in the cooler, and when I dropped it in my glass of wiskey and water. Now I have a waterproof phone lol.

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#7 posted 06-06-2010 03:47 AM

If it is lithium-ion, just let it air dry.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#8 posted 06-06-2010 04:55 AM

Put it in bowl of rice for a day or two, it will pull all the moisture out of it faster.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#9 posted 06-06-2010 05:37 AM

Good tips…thanks!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#10 posted 06-06-2010 06:33 AM

This reminds me of a service call I went to one time. Kids were getting shocked in the bath tub. There had been an overhead, second story pipe burst in freezing weather. Water soaked the knob and tube wiring in the bathroom wall and the entire wall too. There had been an illegal plumbing repair with plastic pipe that had isolated the bath tub from ground. I repaired the plumbing isolation with a bonding jumper. That stopped the potential from the tub to the faucet. A insurance contractor was drying out the house. I suggested they stay out of the tub for a week to be safe. ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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