1. Sydbabe's Avatar
    Dropped my Windows 8x in the toilet this morning! Quickly grabbed it out and dried it off but water was also dripping out of it. IT would show the start up screen then turn off then show the random white screen with the codes.... It wouldn't just turn off and you can't take the battery out with this phone, so I just left the screen off and put it in a bag of rice.... I had to run to work with my old phone. Do you still think it's okay even though the phone is not off but the screen is off? Sim card is out of course. Anyone have positive stories so I don't keep freaking out?! I had sooo much important info in there and pics/videos that are priceless!! Is there anything else I should be doing? I was afraid to mess with trying to turn it off too much because it kept re-turning on the screen. HELP!
    02-08-2013 11:00 AM
  2. ExcaliburII's Avatar
    leave it off and put it in a bag of rice for a day. Do not try to turn it back on. for a day.
    02-08-2013 11:08 AM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'd suggest leaving it off and in the rice for 3 days. Chances are, it is dead, but there might be a slight possibility it won't be dead.

    It's harder to revive devices with water damage if they don't have a removable battery. On a device with a removable battery, pulling out the battery is the first thing to do.
    02-08-2013 11:11 AM
  4. rcx84's Avatar
    lol. Don't turn it on. Leave it off for at least a couple of days. Then try it out. You might want to disassemble it to dry it out as well. The rice thing doesn't work that well I think...
    02-08-2013 11:12 AM
  5. MerlotC's Avatar
    My old Samsung Focus went through the wash once. When it finally dried out it was working fine except for the camera which never recovered and could not be repaired.
    02-08-2013 11:13 AM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    lol. Don't turn it on. Leave it off for at least a couple of days. Then try it out. You might want to disassemble it to dry it out as well. The rice thing doesn't work that well I think...
    Another thing that helps is silica dessicant. You can get that from places that sell guns.
    02-08-2013 11:15 AM
  7. pkcable's Avatar
    You might try appealing to your carrier for help, sometimes they will offer you an alternative upgrade and reduced pricing to help mitigate your loss. They are under no obligation to do so, BUT sometimes for long time customers a courtesy can be extended. Do NOT expect their best pricing, just a discount, and they may not offer it. I have just had something similar happen in the past and Verizon was able to help me. :) They offered me the 1 year contract price, and I had to restart my 2 year contract from that point, and I got no other discount (so no rebates, no extra discounts, JUST the 1 year contract price). It was better than full retail. If I recall I paid around 350 for a phone that retailed for 600.
    02-08-2013 11:16 AM
  8. beachhoppr's Avatar
    sometimes squeezing and wringing it will get the extra water out.

    ok not really.
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    02-08-2013 02:57 PM
  9. jiayit's Avatar
    If you have auto-backup on, your pictures should be uploaded to SkyDrive. As for info, depends on what info. some are backed up, some are not.
    02-10-2013 10:41 AM
  10. Anabela1981's Avatar
    Hello. The same happened to me just 1 hour ago. I didnt even know how it happen :( just want to know what you did and did the phone is ok now?
    02-11-2013 01:18 PM
  11. phirefly's Avatar
    The rice trick will work but it requires heat to help get rid of the moisture. Just put it in a ziploc bag of rice or other container and put it in the sunniest window you can find and let it dry for several days.
    02-11-2013 01:33 PM
  12. Anabela1981's Avatar
    Please please let me know what happened im freaking out here ...
    02-11-2013 01:34 PM
  13. nottechsmart's Avatar
    2 people who've dropped their phones in a toilet???:eek: Fellas, wait till you're in the sitting position and then take your phone out! :DMy phone has also replaced my magazines:beer:
    02-11-2013 01:45 PM
  14. stmav's Avatar
    If you had the 920 the toilet would've shattered and there would've been minimal water damage.
    02-11-2013 02:28 PM
  15. morpheus1982's Avatar
    I hope you flushed first!
    02-12-2013 05:06 AM
  16. slap0rama's Avatar
    Ouch.
    02-12-2013 08:48 AM
  17. voodoocars's Avatar
    I hope that its rice stuck to it and not sweetcorn...
    02-12-2013 11:09 AM
  18. Michelle Hauck's Avatar
    Mine dropped in water. It was in a river that it dropped in when i fell in. I tried to charge it and it freaks out it tuns on then vibrates goes off then vibrates. Now I have it sitting in rice. Is it good enough just sitting in rice?
    05-20-2013 03:22 PM
  19. berty6294's Avatar
    Mine dropped in water. It was in a river that it dropped in when i fell in. I tried to charge it and it freaks out it tuns on then vibrates goes off then vibrates. Now I have it sitting in rice. Is it good enough just sitting in rice?
    Well it would probably have been better if you did the rice first...

    NEVER EVER EVER EVER turn a phone on or plug it in after it has gotten wet. NEVER cause if it even did have a chance of surviving, you basically tied it to a truck and drove it off a bridge.

    Leave it in rice a couple days/week and then try again. If it still doesn't work, id highly suggest you buy my old one from me!
    05-20-2013 04:14 PM
  20. bnkumark's Avatar
    I too dropped my HTC 8x in water. Then it kept on switching ON and OFF until the battery is completely drained.

    i removed sim and dried it up and tried to suck water from all the slots(charger slot, headset slot etc) multiple times, and waved very hard to through out any tiny bit of water i could. Kept it idle for 12 hours, before i charged the phone. Then it started working :)
    berty6294 likes this.
    08-29-2013 10:59 AM

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