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How to rescue a water logged phone (or other portable media device)

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If you have accidentally put your mobile phone through a wash cycle, fallen in a lake with your iPod or tried to take to pictures with a digital camera in the middle of a foam party, don't worry! Most of the time the situation can be solved as long as you rescue the device in time.
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Two things first. Do NOT try to turn the 'phone' on because the electricity will damage the circuits. And do NOT use anything involving heat to dry.
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Remove sim card and any pieces of armour or extras attached. Use a cloth to dry as much of the phone as possible. If dropped in anything besides water, use cleaning alcohol.
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Leave for 24 hours in one of the following: Either a Tub of dry rice, or a bowl filled with paper towels and one or more silica gel sachets from new shoe boxes.
Conclusion: 
Once you've done this, put your sim card back in and turn the phone on. In most cases, this will resolve the issue.

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