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Yeah - started up the machine about 20 mins ago - just pulled out my flash drive soaking wet. It's got all my school info on it zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Will it be salvageable?
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post #2 of 12
take it apart and let it dry out. it should be fine as long as its completely dry before you plug it back in
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Put it in a bag of uncooked rice overnight. Will dry it right out.
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Yeah I just threw it in a bag of rice.... I so needed it for some examples for a project lol.... I procrastinate enough the way it is. Talk about irony.
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post #5 of 12
I'd say there is a better chance it is still good then bad. At least from my experience. As the previous poster said. let it dry out for a day or two just to be sure. The main problem after that you will need to worry about is corrosion. So definitely replace the data onto something more reliable if it does still work
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Originally Posted by Nemesis158 View Post

take it apart and let it dry out. it should be fine as long as its completely dry before you plug it back in

this, use a hairdryer as well to help but letting it drip dry over a day as well and all should be good.. dont plug it in while its wet or your will probably get shorts and there goes your school work
 
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post #7 of 12
I had a SanDisk 8gb go through the dryer too, its physically scratched up but it still works.
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by PappaSmurfsHarem View Post

I'd say there is a better chance it is still good then bad. At least from my experience. As the previous poster said. let it dry out for a day or two just to be sure. The main problem after that you will need to worry about is corrosion. So definitely replace the data onto something more reliable if it does still work

as long as it gets dried out all the way there should be no corrosion as this device has no power in it at all while it isnt plugged in. I ran my phone through the wash and it still works. i just had to remove the corrosion lol thumb.gif
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I really wish I would've used some sort of cloud drive now : / but what's done is done. Thanks for the reassurance - I will no longer need to stress out over this.
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Zakel2 View Post

I really wish I would've used some sort of cloud drive now : / but what's done is done. Thanks for the reassurance - I will no longer need to stress out over this.

Dropbox might be the solution for you then thumb.gif
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