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My son dropped my wifes droid in the damn toilet. It stayed on at first but the touch screen was completely shot. Couldn't touch anything, or get out of phone lock mode. She left it like that (kept telling her to turn it off and let it dry out) and now it starts to blink, from like a negative color to regular, on and off but the touch screen started to work again. So I'm trying to think hows the best way to go about this. She has the phone off now and the battery out just sitting to dry. I just remembed about the water damage indicator that phones have, and it doesn't look like its changed (has like red lines with a white background). Isn't this suppose to turn full red/pink when the water hits it? If i take the phone to verizon, and the water indicator is still good, but the screen keeps blinking , will they replace it since the water damage thing doesn't show signs of water? We do have insurance on the phone. Should I wait a couple days until I take it to verizon, maybe the blinking will go away? thanks for any help.
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Put it in a ziploc bag of rice(uncooked) for 2 days. Nothing dries it better. Try it after that. Then go to Verizon, if needed. smile.gif Good luck

I've done this with ipods that have gone through the washing machine as well as flash drives.... 100% success so far biggrin.gif
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Put it in a ziploc bag of rice(uncooked) for 2 days. Nothing dries it better. Try it after that. Then go to Verizon, if needed. smile.gif Good luck

I've done this with ipods that have gone through the washing machine as well as flash drives.... 100% success so far biggrin.gif

This. I've heard you shouldn't turn it on though after it gets wet :/
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Originally Posted by KOBALT;12228184 
Put it in a ziploc bag of rice(uncooked) for 2 days. Nothing dries it better. Try it after that. Then go to Verizon, if needed. smile.gif Good luck

I've done this with ipods that have gone through the washing machine as well as flash drives.... 100% success so far biggrin.gif

Alright, what does the rice do to it? She had one of those hard covers over the phone so Idk if a lot of water got in it or not, but I will do this, thanks man!

EDIT: how much rice? should I put the battery + the phone in there, 100% covered in rice? or just the phone 100% covered in rice?

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This. I've heard you shouldn't turn it on though after it gets wet :/

Yeah I know, but it never turned off, it stayed on when it came out of the toilet. Not sure if thats good or not.
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I'm guessing the rice will help absorb the water. So make sure it's uncooked rice tongue.gif
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They have other ways to indicate if the device has water damage, trust me, I work for VZW. Just do the insurance claim, it is the right thing to do. If you do take it to a VZW store and get it replaced, don't be too surprised if you see a charge on your bill for the damaged device at a later date.

Lying never pays off, just do the claim.
    
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Rice absorbs moisture.
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They have other ways to indicate if the device has water damage, trust me, I work for VZW. Just do the insurance claim, it is the right thing to do. If you do take it to a VZW store and get it replaced, don't be too surprised if you see a charge on your bill for the damaged device at a later date.

Lying never pays off, just do the claim.

What do you mean do the insurance claim? Tell them I dropped my phone in the water and pay the $100 deductible or w/e?
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Alright, what does the rice do to it? She had one of those hard covers over the phone so Idk if a lot of water got in it or not, but I will do this, thanks man!

EDIT: how much rice? should I put the battery + the phone in there, 100% covered in rice? or just the phone 100% covered in rice?




Yeah I know, but it never turned off, it stayed on when it came out of the toilet. Not sure if thats good or not.

Cover both the battery and phone in rice.

Sadly you didn't turn it off. Sort of like having your cars engine catch fire, but you still have power going to the wheels so you keep driving . . . not the best move.
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They have other ways to indicate if the device has water damage, trust me, I work for VZW. Just do the insurance claim, it is the right thing to do. If you do take it to a VZW store and get it replaced, don't be too surprised if you see a charge on your bill for the damaged device at a later date.

Lying never pays off, just do the claim.

This. Most of these devices have internal water damage indicators. Not to mention that karma has a way of working things out. wink.gif
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What do you mean do the insurance claim? Tell them I dropped my phone in the water and pay the $100 deductible or w/e?
Yep, exactly that. Btw, the charge is the RETAIL cost of the phone.
    
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