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    First of all - don't panic!
    1. OFF - It's probably already off, don't turn it back on! If it happens to still be on, turn it off!
    2. Dry - Remove the battery, and anything else that can easily come off. If slider, unslide - flip, unflip. Dry off as much as you can with a napkin or small towel
    3. Wait - don't turn the phone on for at least a day, 2 is even better.
    4. Check - Put the battery back in, turn on the phone. Check everything, including keys to see that things are working properly. If they are, great, if not - next step
    5. Clean - If the above failed the phone will have to carefully be disassembled and cleaned with pure alcohol. It's possible that contaminants in the water dried on the phone's circuit board, causing things to short and the phone to not work properly.
    6. Replace - If cleaning the phone doesn't work - If you have cell phone insurance, call them. You will likely get a replacement after paying your deductible. If you do not have insurance then you'll either have to wait until your contract is renewed to get a discount on a new phone, or buy a new phone outright.


    Check Amazon.com for great deals on new phones

    More info if the above does not work:
    Putting wet phones in Alcohol to fix - does it work?


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    Re: Wet Cell Phone - What To Do if Your Cell Phone Gets Wet!

    Whew! REal sticky issue. I thought it's the end of your phone when it gets wet. I am glad of your tips John. Will remember every step of it. My friend's phone fell into the toilet bowl and she never got it back into shape.



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    Re: Wet Cell Phone - What To Do if Your Cell Phone Gets Wet!

    This happened to mine while we were
    at a conference (really bad timing).
    I let it sit and dry for a full day.
    Worked just fine
    It was a Nokia, BTW.



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    Re: Wet Cell Phone - What To Do if Your Cell Phone Gets Wet!

    my daughter has a LG cell, just got it a few months ago, and now the thing doesnt work for sh*t. I took it to the verizon store and they said it had gotten wet, bottom of the battery has a little red square on it. my daughter swears she has not spilled anything on it, etc. I believe her, she'd tell me if she had. is this the wet indicator? the little red tab on the bottom of the battery? does it turn from white to red when wet? can a new battery solve the problem if the phone turns on? thanks



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    Re: Wet Cell Phone - What To Do if Your Cell Phone Gets Wet!

    humidity and very damp areas can sometimes turn that square red.

    No, get a new phone.
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    Re: Wet Cell Phone - What To Do if Your Cell Phone Gets Wet!

    I dropped my first cell, a nokia into the toilet bowl (it was in my back pocket) and it worked just fine after a day.

    The second phone I dropped in water was a total loss. It was my first razr, two days after I got it. Was walking through a constuction area and had it in my hand, guy almost ran over me on his bike and scared the crap out of me. Long story short, it flew across the sidewalk and into the hole in the street filled with water and a couple construction guys.

    They fished it out for me, but I needed a new one.



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    Re: Wet Cell Phone - What To Do if Your Cell Phone Gets Wet!

    Well, professional speaking all this steps are basic requirements.
    But if your cell dropped in salt water, that is an other matter, not just dry it can do. Because the mineral still remains inside the fone.
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    Re: Wet Cell Phone - What To Do if Your Cell Phone Gets Wet!

    tnx for all these useful info.. just dropped my mobile to water :S hope it will work



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    Re: Wet Cell Phone - What To Do if Your Cell Phone Gets Wet!

    Wow this was real helpful. I usually take my mobile with me to toilet when i haf to stay away for long. Will remember these tips if it gets wet next time...



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    Re: Wet Cell Phone - What To Do if Your Cell Phone Gets Wet!

    Good advice,I do many of those points myself.But to say the truth,I never had much problems with water on my cells.I dropped a Siemens and a Vodafone several times in the bathtub and in pools.Nothing happened to them,I didn't even turn them on.Don't listen to me anyway,I was probably just a lucky Joe until now with water.I can't say the same thing about me when it comes to my cells falling on cement and other hard surfaces :-/ .



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