Ever dropped your cell phone in water? Here's a tip on how to resuscutate your phone ..
I recently dropped my Razr phone in water (don't ask what kind...) and
it stopped working. Big surprise, I know. I quickly removed the SIM
card and battery and allowed the phone to dry out. The next day I
replaced the card and battery, but the thing still would not power up.
So I went to the ATT store to see if they could get the phone to work;
no such luck. However, the saleswoman told me that two older women,
who had been in the store earlier, said that one had dropped her phone
in the pool on a cruise and someone suggested she submerge the phone
in dry rice overnight. Before I shelled out another $400 for a phone
(good excuse to buy that iPhone), I decided to try the crazy remedy.
I once again removed the SIM card and battery, filled a bowl with rice
(my choice was Carolina, but I'm sure a store brand would suffice) and
floated the phone in the middle of the rice pile. Then I marveled at
my gullibility and added "buy new phone" in my schedule for the next
day. The next morning, I replaced the SIM card and battery once again,
and the phone actually powered up!! The rice had drawn out and
absorbed all of the moisture from the phone and resuscutated it!!
This is not an urban legend; I actually did this and my phone is
working once again. Who knew?!
I recently recieved this email and wouldnt you know it my roomate dropped her cell phone in water a few weeks later. I suggested she try this so she took a chance. Better than dropping $250+ for a new phone right? So she tested this theory. Placed the rice in a bowl, placed the cell phone on top, and decided to place a fan over it overnight to help expediate the process. Next day came about.. IT POWERED UP! and once again fuctioning normally again.