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  • #590240

    Debby
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    AHHHHH My phone just fell into a full tub of water & it’s not working (im not surprised). Anyone has of advice on how i can get it to start working ASAP? it’s not just a phone it’s a palm & it has very important info. & contacts etc. . .!

    #655826

    mepal
    Member

    Try keeping it in a container full of rice for three days. Works like wonders. I know for a fact that it works on blackberry’s.

    #655827

    Be Happy
    Participant

    Take phone apart – take out battery. wipe dry what you can. Leave open and let parts dry out completely. If you are lucky it will work again

    #655828

    Be Happy
    Participant

    Always make sure you backup phone/palm regularly to avoid unecessary agro.

    #655829

    Dr. Pepper
    Participant

    First TURN IT OFF RIGHT AWAY AND KEEP IT OFF!!!

    I can’t stress that enough.

    Here’s what I did.

    Take the whole thing apart (you may need a special tool called a Torx Driver, for that you’ll need to go to your local Home Depot). After each piece is removed wrap it in a napkin or paper towel. There will be some places where you won’t be able to reach with a napkin or paper towel, for those hard to reach places I used a hair drier to evaporate the water. Do not hold the components in your hand while you do this, place it on a hard surface and wait until the piece cools off before picking it up. Skin will burn much sooner than water will evaporate.

    This worked for me, I hope it works for you too.

    #655830

    artchill
    Participant

    Calm down, it happens! Just follow these directions and you’ll be okay!

    Take the battery out and let it dry off for at least 12 hours.

    Keep battery area on the phone open as well for 12 hours.

    Don’t put in a dry battery in earlier to try it out, you will harm the phone.

    Good luck!

    #655831

    Debby
    Member

    thanks for all the tips! MEPAL why in rice, is it supposed to adsorb the water? & DR.PEPPER i’m not going to be that brave & take it apart but maybe i’ll try blow drying it.

    #655832

    mepal
    Member

    Debby, take out the battery and put the battery and phone separately into rice for three days.

    *WARNING* Does not work for all phones. Two people I know had the same phone, one it worked for and did not work for the other.

    #655833

    mepal
    Member

    I just discovered it may only work for blackberry’s. Sorry.

    #655834

    Dr. Pepper
    Participant

    Debby-

    I wouldn’t advise blow drying it without taking it apart.

    I once heard a piece of advice from someone after witnessing him take apart an expensive electronic item and making some modifications;

    “Don’t ever let yourself be intimidated!”

    #655835

    I’m pretty sure it will explode if you try blow drying it without taking apart. You may as well put it through a curling iron.

    #655836

    so what happened to the cell phone? is it working?

    #655837

    Debby
    Member

    As of today morning it was not working, i’ll give it a few more days & i hope by then it will have techias hamesim. (i transfered my service to an old phone so i’m sort of surviving)

    #655839

    I hope it works soon!

    #655840

    Jax
    Member

    Debby: hatzlacha with getting it to work!

    #655842

    Debby
    Member

    Thanks Everyone in the CR for giving me their tips/advice. My phone started working again after i kept it in rice . . . !

    #655843

    mepal
    Member

    Really? What kind of phone do you have? I’m really happy to hear!

    #655844

    Debby
    Member

    centro by palm!

    #655845

    mepal
    Member

    Cool. I wasn’t sure it worked with other phones. I only had proof with BB’s but I’m really glad it worked with yours too!

    #655846

    areivimzehlazeh
    Participant

    awesome- nice news

    2 points for mepal

    so you see- the CR does cure ailments in the Jewish world 😉

    #655847

    mepal
    Member

    yeah, I feel so accomplished. We finally did something.

    #655848

    Does anyone know the sevara (understanding) of how rice out of all things gets it to work after being in water?

    #655849

    mepal
    Member

    Go ask your Rabbi. Or maybe your Rosh. Or the mashgiach. They could probably help you with your question.

    #655850

    squeak
    Participant

    I’m sure we could get a much more interesting conversation by hypothesizing that it has to do with Ashkenazim avoiding rice on Pesach due to its water-absorbing qualities.

    #655851

    mepal
    Member

    Thanks Rabbi Ames.

    #655852

    mepal
    Member

    sorry, that should have read ‘Rebbitzen Ames’.

    #655853

    thanks now i understand.

    #655854

    squeak
    Participant

    you people?

    #655855

    squeak
    Participant

    who exac’ly you calling ‘you people’

    #655856

    mepal
    Member

    aha, so its not only me that talks to myself here 😉

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