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dropped my mobile down the toilet


OliviaDee

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on New Years Eve. Having been over-served in the pub.


anyway, it's working! Except the screen keeps fogging up. anyone got any tips on how to dry it out properly? the only bits i can detach seem to be the back, sim and battery. It's a Samsung E1120. and Rye Lane's finest so i'm not ready to give up on it yet.


Cheers Ollie X

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As you've been using it since it got wet it's probably only a matter of time before it fails completely.


What you SHOULD have done was to leave it off, battery removed until it was completely dried out.


It's worth taking it to a specialist shop who will open it up completely and give all the circuits etc a proper dry and clean.

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i know narnia - i really wish they'd stop doing it to me. and believe me, three days later and the phone is recovering much better than i am.


thanks horsebox and computershorty - will apply advice - though it seems the prognosis is not good.


oh all the things i SHOULD have done...

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You can sometimes get hold of 'dessicating' salts that they leave in clothes/shoes in boxes to take the moisture out and stop them going mouldy.


I wonder if it's possible to buy one of these and leave it with your mobile for 24 hours in an airtight ziplock bag?

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I did the same once after being over-served at a local hostelry and eventually after a few days my phone died. We later held a memorial service for her at the Crown & Greyhound (The Dog) in Dulwich Village and the staff there were suitably sombre. I was touched and very moved by the service there that day which was much quicker than they usually are. The beer flowed and there was much gnashing of teeth but I remembered next time I went to the loo never to have my phone again in my top pocket.

I've had several mobile phones since and they've all managed to live a good long life until I've decided to upgrade and left them lying dormant in a draw just waiting to come to life again.

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thanks boys! well i think you're boys - at least i always assumed huguenot and jah lush were boys - but now i'm having problems with my mental imagery. how does either gender drop their phone down the loo from their top pocket? or perhaps that is just something that shouldn't be answered...


and i just happen to have some of those salt thingies left over from a christmas present. going to put my brain, phone i mean, phone, in a zip lock bag right away and see if i can't dry it out.


and if that doesn't work it's down The Dog the morra

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Each time i've dropped the mobile phone in the loo it's been fine after taking battery out and cover off and laying the phone on a dry folded flannel with open side facing upwards so that moisture / condensation can escape.

It's worked for my Sony Ericsson and Samsung, but obvioulsy I may have have been just lucky.

it also worked when I droppned my Samsung into a 10 litre tub of emulsion (disgusting pink colour), so I just put the phone in the bath when I had a bath and gave it a good scrub, after drying it worked fine and luckily was NOT stained pink.

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I like Huguenot's idea of sealing it up with some sort of suitable desiccant. The silica gel sachets you get with shoes might work, you can also get larger things you put in wardrobes/drawers/etc. Probably not worth spending any money though, as you can get basic 2nd-hand phones for next to nothing.
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well what i did in the end was just ignore it after i applied all the wonderful remedies supplied here, and it was still giving me a new symptom a day. today it seems to have swanned back to life. didn't like being ignored i suppose.


ignoring situations that require action often works for me i find. X

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