1. Slade Walker's Avatar
    I accidentally put my Nokia 1520 in the wash for literally 2 minutes. I pulled it out and got it in a bag of rice. How long should I let it sit? It was in my pants pocket and it had a case on it so I'm hoping not much water got to it
    09-21-2014 01:14 AM
  2. se7en20's Avatar
    If you can get a desiccant I heard it's more effective.
    09-21-2014 02:24 AM
  3. switch side method's Avatar
    I am so interested in hearing more about the outcome on this. There was also a quick fix to leave it under a light bulb for a few hours...personally I wouldn't as it may discolour the paint and warp the screen. Give 24 hours at least tho. But keep us updated as I would be very interested to know what happened
    09-21-2014 09:04 AM
  4. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    I am so interested in hearing more about the outcome on this. There was also a quick fix to leave it under a light bulb for a few hours...personally I wouldn't as it may discolour the paint and warp the screen. Give 24 hours at least tho. But keep us updated as I would be very interested to know what happened
    +720
    09-21-2014 09:16 AM
  5. Slade Walker's Avatar
    I'll let you guys know, its been about 12 hours now and its still in rice.
    09-21-2014 10:01 AM
  6. Aswin Smart's Avatar
    I too join u
    09-21-2014 10:11 AM
  7. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    If it's in the bag of rice, you need to place the bag in a sunny spot or out in direct sunlight. The energy from the sun will help evaporate the water so that the rice can absorb it better.
    Guytronic likes this.
    09-21-2014 10:14 AM
  8. belodion's Avatar
    Read what an Android Central member has to say about phones and water:
    http://androidforums.com/faqs/815124...-try-save.html

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    09-21-2014 07:53 PM
  9. switch side method's Avatar
    Mind you tho... Some guy in india dropped he's 720 in a lake and found It 2 months later....let it dry in rice and it worked again. WPcentral coveted that story
    09-21-2014 08:15 PM
  10. Guytronic's Avatar
    If it's in the bag of rice, you need to place the bag in a sunny spot or out in direct sunlight. The energy from the sun will help evaporate the water so that the rice can absorb it better.
    Kind of like cooking it out?

    Vewy vewy intwesting...
    A good tip I'm thinking.
    Scienceguy Labs likes this.
    09-21-2014 08:46 PM
  11. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Kind of like cooking it out?

    Vewy vewy intwesting...
    A good tip I'm thinking.
    Or like making sun tea... But not really. lol

    I've never attempted it with a Lumia, but one of my students dropped her iPod in the toilet recently, and we had it back up and running after a few hours of baked rice a la sun. :) It seemed to really dry the iPod out very quickly.
    Guytronic and xandros9 like this.
    09-21-2014 09:47 PM
  12. Slade Walker's Avatar
    So I tried turning it on and nothing happened. :( I opened the sim card tray and micro sd card slot and water came out. I should have opened them sooner but I didn't think about it. I ordered a new (used) one. I'm gonna leave it in the rice and check it in a few days. Maybe something will happen, I need to start checking my pants pocket before washing them. I did this same thing to my Zune HD a couple months ago :/
    FAHMI BASSEM likes this.
    09-21-2014 11:59 PM
  13. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Sorry to hear that. Hope that it eventually comes back to life for you.
    09-22-2014 05:34 AM
  14. fdokos's Avatar
    First thing had to be turned off immediately. Then you remove sim and sd card trays (and back-cover/battery if it is possible). Then you put a bag of rice in a bowl, where the phone sits in the middle. You leave it there for at least 48 hours, and 99% of the time it works fine. I hope, even after so many hours, will come back to life, cause it wasn't sea water! Give it one more try, you never know!
    Sent from Lumia 930.
    09-22-2014 10:05 AM
  15. Aswin Smart's Avatar
    Hey! What happened to ur phone now?
    09-29-2014 09:01 PM

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