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-   -   My NEW phone came wakeboarding with me today!!! (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=444622)

gdillyfunk69 05-06-2007 2:11 PM

So I am first up to ride this morning.... complete glass water, and I have a great run!! At the end I get up on the swim platform and feel my pocket... MY PHONE WAS IN MY POCKET THE WHOLE TIME!!!! <BR> <BR>Brand new Moto Razr I just got last week. Ruined... no insurrence.... so I am screwed!! <BR> <BR>I am soooooo bumbed!! <BR> <BR>Anyone have a Razr for alltel they arn't using aynmore???? lol... worth a shot

jakoerber 05-06-2007 2:14 PM

take the battery out, and let it dry by a heater for a week, it worked for me once when i dropped it in, worth a shot eh

srh00z 05-06-2007 2:26 PM

A few phones in our crew have gone down, usually at the boat launch or early in the day. The heater thing works fairly well when it is just water. Good luck.

xtremebordgurl 05-06-2007 2:35 PM

don't stress... just take a hair blow dryer to it and then put it in a bag of rice (draws the moisture out) and give it 2-4 days then try to turn it on. Don't give up on it. Also take the whole thing apart to help get the water out, pull out the battery and all pieces that are removable to help expedite the drying process. <BR> <BR> I dropped my phone in the lake this past summer when I was coaching at Migis lodge. evidently it fell out of my pocket as I was getting on the boat in the morning before I took my 7am group out. We were out for one hour and when we got back to the dock I couldn't find my phone. One of the kids said they heard a splash as I was getting in the boat. Sure enough, dove down right where the kid told me to and there it was. Pulled it out did what I described above and 2 days later it worked like a charm. You never would have known anything was wrong. You could still see some water in the screen for about a week but it dried out as well and you never would blieve that the phone had sat at the bottom of a lake for over an hour. That same phone went into the lake again 3 weeks later when I flipped over the row boat while getting into the ski boat (Migis moors the boat at night) at 6:30am with my phone in my pocket. Repeated the steps and it worked awesome again! I kept that phone for six months afterward until I upgraded my phone. <BR> <BR>Point of the story... not all is lost. Don't stress unless you dry it out and a week from now it still does'nt work. Good luck! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0>

mracrew 05-06-2007 3:10 PM

i dropped my razor in the lake and dried it with the blow dryer and it came back to life but text messages wouldnt work at all so i replaced the white dots on the back on the battery and the white dot on the under the cover by the battery and just said it stopped working and they gave me a new one under warrenty.

24_ssv 05-06-2007 3:25 PM

Just sign up for the insurance and make a claim in a few weeks if you can't get it working.

mofreestyle 05-06-2007 3:31 PM

Just dropped mine in my washer while I was putting some stuff in. My razr seems to be toast but we I'm going to try the whole rice thing. <BR> <BR>Chris- <BR>How'd you replace the dots?

05-06-2007 3:52 PM

I've dropped several cell phones in lakes, pools, etc. before and, like people above have said, I let them dry out for a few days and they have all worked again.

danrocks4 05-06-2007 4:04 PM

i just dropped my phone in the lake last week, but unfortunately mine went straight to the bottom, not to be recovered. oops

gdillyfunk69 05-06-2007 4:04 PM

well again.. if anyone has a razr they don't use anymore... feel free to send it my way!!! <BR> <BR>myne is in a bag of rice right now...

deltarat 05-06-2007 4:05 PM

just put it in alcohol. shake it a little bit in the alcohol. the alcohol will displace the water.take it out of alcohol and shake it to get as much of the alcohol out as you can . now let it dry for an hour or 2 .should work again . this has worked for me a few times .

pureblue 05-06-2007 4:08 PM

ya, I boarded a whole set with my phone in the pocket, dry it out and it will probaly work.

mracrew 05-06-2007 6:28 PM

find someone with the same phone and take theirsaa<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0>

melanie 05-06-2007 7:59 PM

I cooked mine in the oven after I went wakeboarding with mine in my pocket. Works fine. And tastes just like chicken <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/crazy.gif" border=0>

preacherman 05-06-2007 8:05 PM

if you can't get your phone working after all of these options then check ebay for a used phone. Might find a good deal on one there and then just have your number activated on that one.

bigwaken2009 05-06-2007 8:29 PM

Dude I did that once...But I had a drysuit on lol.

nwa 05-07-2007 9:11 AM

Chris, <BR> <BR>My wife has Razr and just got another new phone. I called her and told her a wakeworlder was in need. She said she would be willing to part with it. Don't worry, it isn't the pink one! Silver. Unless of course, pink is the color you were shooting for. <BR> <BR>Make me any offer and I will pass it along to her.

ttrigo 05-07-2007 9:17 AM

when my car was stolen, my phone went with it. I did not have insurance for the phone. I signed up for insurance, and then made a claim two weeks later. they sent me a new phone. not all that ethical, but whatever. the cell companies screw people over all the time. I would go that route for sure.

mofreestyle 05-07-2007 2:07 PM

Mine is working perfectly today after drying out and being in a bag of rice for almost 24hrs.

05-07-2007 4:43 PM

My friend was "zip lining" across a river using the leather belt still attatched to his waist, his phone hit fell in to the river... the dry out thing worked for him

gdillyfunk69 05-11-2007 4:10 PM

The end reslut: <BR><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;ih=004&amp;sspagename=S TRK%3AMESE%3AIT&amp;viewitem=&amp;item=14011727075 5&amp;rd=1&amp;rd=1" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;ih=004&amp;sspagename=S TRK%3AMESE%3AIT&amp;viewitem=&amp;item=14011727075 5&amp;rd=1&amp;rd=1</a> <BR> <BR>haha... It was either in the garbage or up on ebay... I chose ebay!

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