03-24-2014 06:29 AM
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  1. mjaiteh's Avatar
    Long story short....
    I fell asleep with my 925 in my pocket. I woke up late for class, ran into the bathroom, and left my shorts(925 in them) as well as my towel on the sink. Rushing out the bathroom I snatched my towel up off the sink....and to my surprise my 925 flew three feet into the air and landed cash money into the toilet. I'm guessing it fell out of my shorts and onto the towel.....I got it out in less than two seconds and I don't know how much damage it has sustained. Took the sim card out, and I think the indicator was pink, but i'm not entirely sure. Got it into a bowl of rice with a nice lamp over it. Any suggestions at all, How long should I wait, or if the lamp is unnecessary or damaging?

    I'll update the status of the phone to serve as a guide for others who have the same issue if I do get it to work, or what not to do if I don't get it to work.
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    03-17-2014 09:45 AM
  2. Westoncreg's Avatar
    You don't need the lamp the rice will do the job just leave it in there for at least 12-24 hours to make sure its completely dry
    03-17-2014 09:48 AM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    Dang it!
    Curious to see if yer phone survives.

    Good luck there.
    03-17-2014 09:49 AM
  4. hopmedic's Avatar
    The lamp definitely won't hurt. It'll speed things along a bit. Hopefully that and the rice combined will get you going fast, and hopefully there's no permanent damage.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    03-17-2014 09:52 AM
  5. metalchick719's Avatar
    Oh, my goodness! I hope your phone survives that accident!
    03-17-2014 09:55 AM
  6. ratsttam's Avatar
    The damage occurs when it's powered on and shorts things out. I've no problem with non-removable batteries, but this is one case where you would really want one :-/ Keep us posted, these Nokia are durable, but electronics are electronics, and they don't like water, even a little bit :(
    03-17-2014 10:24 AM
  7. mjaiteh's Avatar
    Thanks ! I believe the battery was dead, so I'm not sure how that'll affect the situation. I'll probably turn it on late tonight, or tomorrow morning.
    03-17-2014 10:59 AM
  8. Guytronic's Avatar
    03-17-2014 11:35 AM
  9. Sport Driver's Avatar
    It could be ok. I dropped my L820 in toilet in summer and I took the battery out immediately. Than I thought it might even work without drying. Well in short i was wrong so I took battery out again and put phone on sun and went to buy some rice. I left phone there for about 15-20 h, took phone out and turned it in. And it worked, it is still working :D. So good luck.
    03-17-2014 11:42 AM
  10. Jaskys's Avatar
    r.i.p 520-925 :(
    03-17-2014 12:00 PM
  11. xandros9's Avatar
    I wouldn't use the lamp. It could potentially put out a significant amount of heat, potentially warping material or otherwise damaging something. Not saying it will, but it could.

    Just leave it in the rice for a day or two, keep your fingers crossed, and maybe use a backup phone if you need in the meantime.
    Jan Tomsic likes this.
    03-17-2014 01:43 PM
  12. Will6371's Avatar
    It happened to a friend of mine and what he did was run it under water that had boiled a while before hand to make tea and then taped it to the drum on his washing machine and put it on a spin. He did also put it in rice, it was funny because he rang me to ask what rice he should use
    03-17-2014 01:47 PM
  13. mjaiteh's Avatar
    Reaching the 12-hour mark now should I wait a little longer or wait until tomorrow? It's dead and I'd rather charge it in one spot until the battery is full. If I wake up tomorrow morning it's going to be running around with me on my morning commute before /if it gets charged....Suggestions?
    03-17-2014 07:05 PM
  14. Will6371's Avatar
    Reaching the 12-hour mark now should I wait a little longer or wait until tomorrow? It's dead and I'd rather charge it in one spot until the battery is full. If I wake up tomorrow morning it's going to be running around with me on my morning commute before /if it gets charged....Suggestions?
    I'd leave it as long as possible if I was you. Can you leave it till you get home from work?
    03-17-2014 07:16 PM
  15. xandros9's Avatar
    I've give it at least a full day.
    Put on your lucky socks, shoes, pants, whatever though.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    03-17-2014 07:50 PM
  16. mjaiteh's Avatar
    I don't have a backup phone with me so I haven't communicated with anyone all day today, another day would be very bad, but I guess if my phone doesn't actually work it could be longer than another day.....
    03-17-2014 07:56 PM
  17. xandros9's Avatar
    I don't have a backup phone with me so I haven't communicated with anyone all day today, another day would be very bad, but I guess if my phone doesn't actually work it could be longer than another day.....
    depending on the carrier, you could try snagging a backup 52x or (borrowing a) dumb phone
    03-17-2014 09:42 PM
  18. mjaiteh's Avatar
    Not working. Plugged into the charger, and the windows button starts blinking very fast, and I get nothing. Will Nokia allow me to pay the difference for a new phone, or a repair, or do I have to buy an entirely new device?
    03-18-2014 07:12 AM
  19. distilledoreo's Avatar
    What I did with my phone when it was submerged in water was put it in a ziploc bag with a lot of silica gel packets. It fixed it in a couple of hours. You could order them online, or find them in vitamin bottles and things like that.
    03-18-2014 07:45 AM
  20. WinU's Avatar
    Put it back in the rice and let it sit even longer! See if anyone you know has a back up phone that they can lent you or pick one up.
    03-18-2014 07:51 AM
  21. xandros9's Avatar
    that wasn't very long...
    sounds like its dead, although id give it more time in the rice to be sure. in case its middle name is Lazarus.

    Nokia will charge for a "repair."
    Likely will be the cost for a refurbished unit.

    I'd pick up a 520/1 as an intermediary. Not as glamorous, but it works.
    03-18-2014 08:20 AM
  22. metalchick719's Avatar
    I'm so sorry to hear this, especially as I know your 925 was new. I would agree with xandros9 about picking up a 521 to use if you can't afford repairing or replacing the 925. It's not premium, of course, but it'll still give you the WP experience and is a great phone.
    03-18-2014 09:20 AM
  23. mjaiteh's Avatar
    I think the water already did its damage with the blinking windows button. I plugged it into my computer to see if I could see any of my files, and on Windows nothing came up.When I booted up with Linux I could see the drive of my phone mounted, but whenever I click on it to view its contents the application crashes...weird. I have most of my stuff backed up, so I'm not too worried. I've saved my old ipod and my cousins Iphone with the rice trick within a few hours, but I doubt mine will work for any extra time in rice. It's been in there for 24 hours, all the water must be gone. I even had pieces of rice in my sim slot. I'm a college student, and I paid for my phone with bill me later to have some time to pay it off. I have some extra money saved up that was supposed to go towards something else, but I just used it to pay off the rest of the balance for the phone. I could use bill me later to purchase another one, but I'd like to see what Nokia can do for me. Thanks for the advice anyways, I tried.
    03-18-2014 09:48 AM
  24. mjaiteh's Avatar
    Nokia does NOT repair or replace devices that are no longer under warranty(liquid damage voids warranty obviously).... They referred me to third party Palco Repair Center which has an estimated repair price at $89. Microsoft live chat assistants have very poor grammar. A lot worse than mine if you thought mine was bad.....
    03-18-2014 11:09 AM
  25. TheJoester09's Avatar
    How long did you leave it plugged in? Doesn't the flashing Windows button on the 925 mean that the battery is charging, but it's not yet charged enough to boot the system? Maybe try leaving it plugged in a little longer.
    03-18-2014 11:59 AM
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