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post #1 of 10
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Ok, so I come home from school Friday, and forget to take the flash drive out of my pocket. Mom washes it today (or yesterday) and BAM, she tells me about it.

I'm thinking that it will be fine, as long as its completely dry when I plug it in. Anyone second this?

OR, am I totally screwed?
    
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I had mine go in the wash, AND in the dryer, works perfectly still
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post #3 of 10
Chances are it will be fine as long as it has dried compleatly before use .
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post #4 of 10
Mine fell into the washer once... corrupted every 8 bytes so I almost couldn't save anything on it without it being corrupted.

Though on another side, my Sony MP3 player fell into the washer too, only thing that died was the display, but it still worked perfectly fine.
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post #5 of 10
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Alright thanks guys Good to know that my ~768MB of backups and friends homework won't be lost to water (unlike my brother's floppy disks that got washed XD)

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post #6 of 10
The water itself should not damage the device, but we can't compleatly garuntee that it wasn't damaged. There could have been something in the soap, ect. It will most likely be okay though .

Hope you get all your data back.
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post #7 of 10
Well i washed mine before...had all my college work on it aswell

I got really lucky though, as mine still worked (left it to dry for 2 days)

I could access all the files on it, but it wouldn't let me transfer files on/off it.

So basically what was on the drive was the only thing i could use it for
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post #8 of 10
lucky yours just went through the wash.. my 4GB flash drive's USB connector fell off... :***:

was able to transfer everything off.. but then it completely came off
    
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post #9 of 10
Most new flash drives can handle getting submerged if there completely dried out , If you have any corrupted info on it its either from ejecting it incorrectly or from not manipulating it correctly. Water really doesn't have the skills to mess with your ****...
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post #10 of 10
Mine went through the washer and drier, and still works great.
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