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Aargh ! CellPhone Swims, can anything be saved?

J e l o

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It happened and I'm crushed. I had numbers, figure my SIM card is fine...but the videos and pics. F@$^ ! I went to Rogers and practically got laughed at then scoffed at when I suggested if anything might be saved from it. I love giving them money every month.
Does anyone know of anywhere downtown that can rescue info from a waterlogged phone? I know the device is toast, I just want the vids and pics.

Thanks.
 
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J e l o

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pics of stuff that I loved, videos of family stuff like my Grandfather who's super ill now. I want those videos and been meaning to transfer them I just haven't had the time. Too late I fear.

...of course I had porn on my phone.
 

synchronizator

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josh take your battery out and let it sit there for a day or so, see if it works after that...
(sorry i wasn't there thurs night... long story... i'd say call me, but your phone doesn't seem to be working....)
 

sugar

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My sister's cellphone got dropped in water about 6 months ago. For the first couple days it didn't work at all, but then came back to life, but the display didn't work at all. Since she is cheap, she just kept using it with no display. Then, miraculously, about a month ago the display suddenly started working again!
 

J e l o

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I am unsure if I'll get that lucky.
The displays obviously have water in them-you can see these blotchy rings on both the dial display and the outer display. It's a razor so I'm a bit steamed. Replacing it will suck.
 

djdeposit

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J e l o said:
I am unsure if I'll get that lucky.
The displays obviously have water in them-you can see these blotchy rings on both the dial display and the outer display. It's a razor so I'm a bit steamed. Replacing it will suck.

don't turn it on
let it sit in your car or somewhere that gets really warm (not directly in the sun) If it doesn't work for a while, and you have given up hope, let it sit in a pot of distilled water and then let it dry out for about a week like said above.

good luck
 
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Sugar D

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I got thrown in a pool with my phone in my pocket and it was toast... I tried everything: hair dryer, taking the battery out etc etc and I couldn't recover anything. I went to Telus to see if they could do anything and they said yeah buy a new phone.
 

annec

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Try leaving it to dry for a while, but with no direct heat. Sometimes it works, and sometimes the circuits get fried. And with #2, then you're SOL. Sorry!
 

R4V4G3D_SKU11S

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Electronics are suprisingly resilient. I wouldn't lose hope yet. As others have mentioned, it definetely needs a few days to dry out.
 
Don't turn it on.
Leave it somewhere warm and dry for several days (or a couple weeks from the sounds of how soaked yours is Josh).

Virtually every phone I've seen which was soaked was able to come back to life in some form or another.

Even if the screen is busted, you should be able to buy a data transfer cable and move everything to your computer (if you don't have one already!)
 

solacevip

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I've dropped a phone in the toilet once.....and then.....waited it out a few days....

And it worked....
 
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jebac

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from what i understand is once the phone gets wet the electronic bits inside rust and essentially fuck up. very little chance of it working. im sorry. same thing happened to me, goodbye pictures!

-jebac
 

bitchass

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yeah, the real problems come from turning it on when its wet because it can short out. Phones are usually pretty good at working after drying out but can't be depended on afterwards - weird things will happen.
 
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kyfe

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jebac said:
from what i understand is once the phone gets wet the electronic bits inside rust and essentially fuck up. very little chance of it working. im sorry. same thing happened to me, goodbye pictures!

-jebac

dude phones aren't made in russia, the man components are plastic or non corrosive metal

as some have already said:

do not turn on
keep in warm dry place for 3-5 days not in direct sun

and the key is to turn the phone upside down so everything moist falls towards the casing and away from the components and screen
 

peko

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I didn't check some jean pockets before throwing them in the wash and there was a cellphone in one of them. It even went in the dryer for awhile. Someone in the house took it out of the dryer and took the battery out, leaving all pieces on top.

The screen was shot but you could still use the phone and some of it's functions. Unfortunately, the phone got lost. :cool:
 

zoo

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the only problem water causes in your phone is an electrical short

if you tried to turn it on while it was still wet, chances are you've "ruined" it

but if you didn't turn it on, and now take it apart and dry it out, and then put it back together again, you may find that it works once again

if you REALLY REALLY have life-altering information on the phone, you could always find an exact same (or very similar) phone and lift the storage memory chips from your phone and swap them into the other phone ... but this is pushing things considerably as you probably don't have precision soldering equipment
 
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