Save a Water Logged Electronic Device

Hi Everyone!

Plop! Brand new electronic device; cell phone, mp3 player, e-reader, portable gaming system, whatever, goes in a puddle (or toilet). 🙁

I have had this happen to me a few times in the past and tried my best to dismantle the device, dry it out, wait patiently, then FAIL!  The issue is that there are so many ‘nooks-and-crannies’ that can trap the moisture.

So, you need a desiccant,   plain, very dry, rice works miracles.

This is the process:

This is a simple method to deal with what may seem like a total disaster situation for a lot of us. It actually works pretty well. I have used it twice successfully. Be sure to dry off the obvious moisture with a soft towel, then give it a shot.

Be patient, 2 days minimum. DO NOT cycle the power to your device in this time, it just will raise the chance of ruining your precious gadget. It is worth the time to save a water logged phone.

I believe this qualifies as a new craft or a new skill in the spirit of my site.  I really hope this saves some grief for some people out there! If it does please let me know.

Rice is pretty cool for a lot of reasons, here are a few other related posts:

Long term food storage in buckets, rice is a great candidate.

Personal heater, a simple personal heater using a sock and rice!





It may seem at times like you have ‘done it all’ but there are many new crafts and lost skills out there for all of us! This is my mission!

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