1. Thos Parkouristas's Avatar
    Yesterday my phone fell in sea water I tried to switch it on several times! Sometimes it turned on sometimes not... When I returned home a couple of hours later i put the phone in rice do you think that was enough should I do anything else??? The phone has been in the rice for one day... PLEASE HELP!!!
    06-29-2015 07:50 PM
  2. travis_valkyrie's Avatar
    Time to get a new phone. Sea water is more conductive and corrosive than say, tap water. If water penetrates to the inside of the phone, I wouldn't recommend using it, even charging it for that matter. Even if it dries, it'll still end up corroding some parts of it.

    Reason why it turns on and sometimes it does not could be that water is short circuiting metal points in the board.
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    06-29-2015 08:38 PM
  3. Thos Parkouristas's Avatar
    It was always turning on just sometimes it gave me an error... It was a thunder and the settings icon next to it.
    06-30-2015 05:53 AM
  4. Ian Too's Avatar
    Only twice have any of my devices survived a dunking.

    The first was when a friend dropped my Siemens M35i into my beer after I had explained that I'd bought it because it was water-proofed. He had to buy a new Nokia after his girlfriend did unto him...

    The second time, I fell into a river trying to retrieve a geocache. I immediately removed the battery and when I got home put it in the airing cupboard with several sachets of silica gel. Although it seemed to work, the device, a iPAQ PDA, started playing up after a couple of weeks and was dead within a year.

    In general, the simple truth is electronics and moisture don't mix, and the one thing you shouldn't do is try to turn the device on while it's still wet. This is because the current encourages corrosion, so:
    1. Battery out,
    2. Put in a warm, dry place like an airing cupboard,
    3. wrap in rice or silica gel to absorb moisture as it's driven off,
    4. Leave it at least 24 hours to dry off, before reinstalling the battery and starting it up.
    06-30-2015 06:42 AM
  5. Thos Parkouristas's Avatar
    Man I think it's already dead I tried that s**** with the alcohol I left it to dry I turned it on and the after five minutes it was dead... :'( I'll get it to Nokia to see what could be done thanks for your help anyway!
    06-30-2015 07:12 PM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    I think its safe to say its toast. The salt and gunk will destroy the internals. The fact your tried to power it on immediately afterwards and this is a day later doesn't help my optimism.

    If it were me I would have immediately ditched the battery, rinsed out the internals with fresh water/dunk in alcohol maybe.
    then rice

    although i'm not confident.
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    06-30-2015 07:40 PM
  7. EL620's Avatar
    Trying to power on the device in that state might have lowered the chances of saving it.
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    06-30-2015 08:22 PM
  8. Thos Parkouristas's Avatar
    It doesn't work at all it is dead!!! :(
    07-01-2015 06:51 PM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    It doesn't work at all it is dead!!! :(
    We are very sorry for your loss.

    I will leave these here:

    07-01-2015 08:53 PM
  10. Thos Parkouristas's Avatar
    Finally I brought it to Nokia, I lied and I told them that it stopped working and they found out about the water so they sent it back and cancelled my warranty which was a couple more months. Finally the phone worked so I'm really happy!!! The only issue was the mic but I'll get it fixed nothing to worry about!!! :)
    08-01-2015 05:19 AM
  11. gordonfink's Avatar
    If it fell in water of nay kind, especially sea water, you need to turn it off, take it apart, and clean it with 99% isopropyl alcohol. Corrosion inside will continue, and it will eventually die.
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    08-02-2015 09:53 AM
  12. vsmh96's Avatar
    I think its safe to say its toast. The salt and gunk will destroy the internals. The fact your tried to power it on immediately afterwards and this is a day later doesn't help my optimism.

    If it were me I would have immediately ditched the battery, rinsed out the internals with fresh water/dunk in alcohol maybe.
    then rice

    although i'm not confident.
    I will side his explanation.
    But if you must try.
    1. Remove battery and all removables (sim, micro sd card etc etc).
    2. Rice should be fine but you could also try dunking it into i. alcohol (the percentage is important and tells you how fast it dries. After that you could put your phone into an airtight box with silicate gel or rice together. Leave for at least 3 days. Patience my dear friend.

    Doesnt work after that? Too bad, probably gone bad.
    08-02-2015 10:20 AM
  13. gordonfink's Avatar
    Rice is not fine - that is a myth. It may dry out some water that's there, MAY, but it does not get it all, and it does not stop corrosion.

    The only thing that stops corrosion is to remove all of the corrosive agent. IPA 99% is the way to do it, and you must be meticulous to get it.

    If you didn't want to scrub it all, you could put it in a glass of IPA 99% overnight, then let it air dry for a couple of days.
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    08-02-2015 12:15 PM
  14. Thos Parkouristas's Avatar
    I already did it. Before it completely turned off and then I brought it nokia!
    08-07-2015 09:39 AM
  15. safeips's Avatar
    I just damage mine by accidentally wasting water inside the phone. It's completely dead! I guess its time to upgrade...
    08-09-2015 10:53 PM

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