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Old 09-03-2015, 12:07 PM   #1
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Last night I was listening to music in bed with a mp3 player and earphones. I must have fell asleep with it on (yes, I had been drinking ). Anyway, woke up, wrapped the earphone cord around the player and reached over blindly to put on my nightstand.

I hear water splash...I put the player into my glass of water!!!!

I got it out right away and dried it off. It worked this morning and I put it in a freezer container with a bunch if desiccant packages to make sure it is dry. Did the same thing with the earphones. It was working, but was turning itself on by itself also. I am hoping it will be ok after drying out a couple of days!
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:16 PM   #2
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Put it in a ziplock bag filled with rice. The rice will pull the moisture out of the device. ::
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I stopped the water-glass-in-the-bedroom many years ago when for some reason I did NOT sip any water one night only to wake up to a big hairy spider floating on the water.

Edit: BTW, the rice trick never worked for me...
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The rice trick works great! In the middle of the night a bunch of Asians will come over and fix it while you sleep,
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I googled and found a electronics site which recommended the desiccant packages over the rice. I have a big bag of them anyway. I did have it in rice initially though!
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The rice trick works great! In the middle of the night a bunch of Asians will come over and fix it while you sleep,
And give you an Asian massage while they are at it.
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Yes rice x100 works great for when you have a mishap
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Open it up, remove battery and chip if can. Leave open and dry with system of choice. Silica or constant air source for 24 hours +.

Good Luck!

Last one I fried because I tried to use it after realizing it was wet. Knew better but???
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I've also read that you should place that bag on top of your cable box or something that gives off a little warmth- as it'll help dry all of the circuits much sooner...

Good luck!
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Old 09-04-2015, 07:53 AM   #11
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When you get your electronics wet you never want to turn them on until you get them dry. Years ago I had flip a canoe while fishing with a buddy and we both lost our cell phones. We ended up finding them a half hour later. I kept mine off and he turned his on and it worked for a little but Ultimately mine worked for the next year I had it and his shorted out.

There may have been booze involved
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