Lumia 920 dropped in water

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The misses dropped her phone (Nokia N8) in the toilet the other day. The phone was full submerged for a few seconds before she retrieved it...thankfully the water was clean!
funny, toilet was also what happened to me with my LG Quantum before I got a Lumia. No sight of any princess......Had to clean/dry it all myself
 

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The misses dropped her phone (Nokia N8) in the toilet the other day. The phone was full submerged for a few seconds before she retrieved it...thankfully the water was clean!

She then tried turning it on. It powered on but the touchscreen wasn't responding to any interaction at all. It look pretty much facked for use.

Then her knight in shining armour arrives on the scene (that's me by the way). I galloped into the house on my trusty steed, took the phone from her grasp and set it on a warm radiator to dry for a few hours.

I then tried to turn the phone and as with all hero stories, everything worked out ok and we lived happily ever after...but only after I strolled into Mordor and kicked some ***!

Hope that helps...
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Yeah, it would be great if I could put that box with the phone and rice on a warm radiator, but here is too warm for now to use radiators :/
 

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I never post on these forums but I felt I may as well since this happened to me as well and I should share my story. Basically my brother, my son, my nephew and I were out on a lake on a paddle boat. I had my L920 out playing tunes for everyone and snapping pics. We must have had a small leak in the paddle boat because we started sinking and because the waves were up due to the wind we quickly started taking extra water on board. Anyway, in the panic to figure out a solution I dropped my phone into about 3" of the water we had taken on. It was there for about 3 secs, during that time I could still hear the music coming out of it, which was pretty interesting. In the end we got rescued, but once back on shore I was very worried it was going to be affected especially since it took awhile before I could try and dry it out. Since we were camping in an RV we didn't have lots of available options to try and dry it out. All we had was ceramic heater that is normally used to keep moisture from forming in the RV during storage. I placed the phone overtop, but not directly on as it was pretty warm. I didn't even power it off. I gave it a few hours to dry out and then gave it a try and everything worked just fine. That was 3 months ago now and it still works great, but my only worry is that the moisture indicator inside will show what has happened to it and if I have to send it in for warranty work they will use that as a reason not to repair it. I have had to send it once previous to its dip in the water because it randomly shutoff and wouldn't turn back on, so I am thinking that may happen again some day and they wont honor the warranty. Only time will tell. I love this phone though and hope it doesn't die on me ever! Anyway, my guess is the phone is sealed pretty tight so with the amount of time it sat in the water there was no chance of anything getting in.
 

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Mine dropped into the lake for 5 minutes and was fine after a day in rice. So I have high hopes yours can survive it too.
Let it stay in rice for at least 48 hours. Did you have a case when dropped?
 

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Hi SkyNetz, I do not recommend rice nor alcohol (Isopropyl yes but just for cleansing the inside). THE ONLY THING that can evaporate all the water, WITHOUT damaging the circuitry is an ultrasound tub. This can be found in mobile phone services, etc.
What has to be done is to dissasemble the device, put everything in, and the the tub on. Leave it for about 2-3 hrs, and then u take it out. After that, assemble the unit, and pray before turning it on. Success rate is around 86%.
Good luck!
 

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Mine dropped into the lake for 5 minutes and was fine after a day in rice. So I have high hopes yours can survive it too.
Let it stay in rice for at least 48 hours. Did you have a case when dropped?
Now passed more than 24h but I will leave it in the rice for 24h more and check it tomorrow. I didn't have a case on.
Hi SkyNetz, I do not recommend rice nor alcohol (Isopropyl yes but just for cleansing the inside). THE ONLY THING that can evaporate all the water, WITHOUT damaging the circuitry is an ultrasound tub. This can be found in mobile phone services, etc.
What has to be done is to dissasemble the device, put everything in, and the the tub on. Leave it for about 2-3 hrs, and then u take it out. After that, assemble the unit, and pray before turning it on. Success rate is around 86%.
Good luck!

I have an ultrasound tub at home, but I won't do this for now. I will check tomorrow what's the situation with the phone and than think what to do. Because if the water indicators are not colored it means the water didn't have the time to get in and all should be ok. If not I will disassemble it and clean it with isopropyl or ultrasound, but than you have to know how to assemble it back :D
 

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I'm surprised no one has made a water-proof or water-resistant WP since the Fujitsu. Wouldn't that be a huge differentiator? I'd buy it anyway.
 

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Hi, today I almost fell in my bathroom and dropped my phone in a bucket full of water. I immediately removed it, switched it off (I saw an error saying no sim detected), dried it with a towel and than put it in a plastic box full of rice. Now it's in the box, but I read something about using alcohol to clean it. Should I use some alcohol and disassemble it or should I just leave it with rice for 2 days ?
If you live in sunny area, put it under sun. That's the best drying.
 

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I'm surprised no one has made a water-proof or water-resistant WP since the Fujitsu. Wouldn't that be a huge differentiator? I'd buy it anyway.
I think the problem may be that, there is still not much market for that, specially not in WP. It increases manufacturing cost, overall phone cost and there will be very few buyers.
Once Apple comes out with it, there will be mass adoption and awareness and then it may become a standard feature. Though I doubt that it will become common feature in near future.
Nokia demoed nano-coating before 2-3 years. But not sure, why they haven't come out with anything. (That R&D section is btw still under Nokia and not MS)
 

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Hi All,

Am not sure where I am now reading all those posts! Dropped phone in the beach! Was inside water for about 5 seconds and picked it up. And in desperation to know if I am fine, shook it off, wiped overall with dry cloth and switched it on!! Mighty stupid but that's done now! So it worked fine and in about a few hours (phone switched off in a flight) I realize my screens are moving and it's not responding to touch. Now after multiple switch offs, the screens keep moving like it's possessed by the beach ghosts. So, rock bottom it is! Considering I have some history with phones like losing a few, err many, accidents, thefts etc I am a little wary of buying another one and getting used to a whole new device.

After over 48 hours of living with erratic working and non-working hours with the phone, I've removed the sim card tray, SD card tray and switched it on again. Was unable to unscrew that tiniest ever screw near the sim tray to check insides and dry it. So its in this wobbling screens mode now with random music play, clicking snaps, moving tiles and typing urls...its almost getting eerie now. Any advice, help? If this behaviour means death, say it and I will face it!

TIA
Reena
 

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Don't listen to him. Washing your phone will destroy it. Just fill a bottle up with distilled water and spray it down instead. That should do the trick.
 

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Eventhough might be late, fill a bowl with rice, and leave your phone in there (covered with rice) for at least 24 hours, with no sim card or sim card tray in it (so it will upsorbe all the moisture). The longer the better. Then try using it again. The best solution is (by someone that knows how to) open it and clean it from the salt water. Best of luck, let us know what happened!

Sent from my Lumia 920
 

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Hi guys my 920 also dropped to the toilet, it was a month ago, i wasnt patient and turn it on that day. Everything worked fine but the screen and cameras started to milk up so I turn it off and the other day i try to dry it. I succeeded but phone started to loose signal. Technician put it to the ozone bath or whatever, said its cleaned but it wasn't working still so gave me phone back like I m sorry man. But im pretty sure i didnt lost it for good, because when i am charging the signal is there, Its there also without charger till battery is full, i say, up to 80 percent. Then looses it again with detecting here and there. Do u think its the motherboard caput or just some connection coming out and it could be repaired? Please
 

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