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post #1 of 17
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What should I do?

I took out the battery and I'm drying it out under a light is there anything else I should do after that?
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post #2 of 17
Just try and let it air dry. But since it's a wash cycle (how long did you catch it?) and not a simple dip in the pool, then I'd say it's probably toast (rather, really soggy malfunctioning toast cellphone).

What phone is it?
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post #3 of 17
You can put it in a box of rice and it will absorb the moisture. Also I have put my cellphone in a few pairs of socks (Without the battery) and put the dryed on low heat and my cell phone works perfectly.
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post #4 of 17
Make sure its completely dry by letting it sit under light/daylight for about 3 hours, then use a hairdryer you get the little droplets that are left. then let it sit for 24 hours. then test it
post #5 of 17
Leave it in the sun and/or use the rice idea. The sun thing worked for me.
I wouldn't think using a hair dryer is a good idea...They're like ionized now days.
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post #6 of 17
wash all the lint from the clothes it got washed with off under the kitchen facet an then test it......oh wait nvm...that was dumb...don't listen to me....let it dry
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will the washing machine be ok though?
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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
Just try and let it air dry. But since it's a wash cycle (how long did you catch it?) and not a simple dip in the pool, then I'd say it's probably toast (rather, really soggy malfunctioning toast cellphone).

What phone is it?
my phone did that and never worked after going in the washer but i found it sitting a year later I tried it still didnt turn on, Then I threw it against the wall and NO LIE water came out, and then a week later i tried again and it turned on and then i later sold it and made a quick 50 dollars
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will the washing machine be ok though?
Lol!
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post #10 of 17
I was 4 wheeler riding befor and didnt judge how deep the water was and me 4 wheeler and my cell phone both got sumerged. I left it alone for about 2 days shook it alot to get water out and then tried it and worked fine. If you really wanana make sure you get all the water out take it apart and clean it up with quetips.
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