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Wet Gadgets!

When was the last time you dropped your phone or any electronic gadget into the water? Did you take it to the store and get told that your warranty has been revoked cause you dropped it in water?! That sucks doesn’t it. Fear no more, the ultimate revival solution is here!

How to fix wet Gadgets!
Place in a bowl/bucket of rice! Yep, Basmati works the best I hear :p

References: Dry out your soaked gadgets in rice

Edit — After further questions from a lot of people, I’ve decided to post how it works! Stay tuned.

The dry rice around the device absorbs the moisture in the air. This is not to say that it would dry your device if it was dropped into some other liquid! However, you can try to clean it with pure water before using this technique. Furthermore, you may have to place the device in the rice bowl more than once in a few days. Also,

Remember that sometimes even water leaves stains, and may not be 100% pure and particle free! When the device dries up, your device may function for a while, or may not function at all. If it does indeed function, the first thing you should do is back-up your data!

I really recommend reading the original story from the Washington Post: A Wired-In Guy Getting Set for a Big Date

15 Responses to “Wet Gadgets!”

  1. Shoush |

    Rice never ceases to surprise me!

  2. Phoenix |

    Would it work if you dropped ur phone in a milkshake?

  3. Nomad |

    lol dude now i’m craving rice damn you XD

  4. lace camisole |

    RICE,,!!!!
    wish i knew that a few months ago…i always seem to drop my phone in water puddles (i place my phone on my lap when driving and forget its there, so when i step out of the car it always falls on the floor in a puddle)!!!!!

    Thanx :)

  5. Laialy_q8 |

    :o

    al7amdillah never happened to me

  6. shoosha |

    interesting :) inzain ma gilt, does it have to be cooked?

  7. Marzouq |

    UR KIDDING ME!!! looool!

    I gotta try this! I have a phone which still works but not worth using!! hehehe!

  8. MiYaFuSHi |

    Thanks for the tip :)

    Do you know that they also put fruit in rice too?

    I think it is to help ripen it quicker, or to stop it going bad. I forgot lol

  9. N. |

    Shoush,
    Especially when it enters your stomach :p

    Pheonix,
    I wouldn’t think so! You’d probably have to clean it with water and try to put it in rice! O Allah kareem!

    Nomad,
    :p Did you satisfy said craving?

    lace camisole,
    ouch! Yalla hope this tip helps you in the future ;)

    Laialy,
    You never know what might happen! Allah laygola!

    Shoosha,
    Oh no it has to be not cooked! It can’t be cooked, or the gadget will start munching down :p The dry rice absorbs the moisture!

    Marzouq,
    LOL! Try it out, don’t count on it to work for more than a few days tho :p

    MiYaFuSHi,
    No problemo! I didn’t know about the fruit. I don’t think the term is that it goes bad, it reacts with the oxygen in the air and gets oxidated. That probably makes it more ripe, by taking out the moisture in the air around it!

  10. MishMisha |

    i hope you know that i tagged you.. :)

  11. Shoush |

    Tag ur it N!

  12. N. |

    MishMisha got it!

    Shoush,
    :p fine!!

  13. Marzouq |

    What do you mean only a few days!! The rice is supposed to suck out the water like a sponge!!! or thats what I’m thinking!!! Its an old phone but worth having!!!! damn it all!!! hahahaha

  14. N. |

    Yeah it should do that, but you never know, there still might be some moisture lurking in the device! :P I say you try it give it a shot and let us know how your experiment goes! lol!!

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