Thursday, October 16, 2008

How To Save a Drenched Cell Phone

I read this on an internet forum that I frequent. Maybe this story will come in handy in the future.

Got my IPhone wet a few days ago and it wouldn't function at all, and got it working again with a strange remedy I found online...

Dry it off, power it down, and bury it in a Tupperware container filled with uncooked rice. If you have any of those silica gelpacks that come in shoeboxes, put those in the container too, preferably right on the face of the Iphone, face down in the rice. Seal the Tupperware container and stick it in the oven for 48 hours. Turn the oven light on, but DO NOT turn the oven on. After 48 hours, you should be fine. The rice draws the moisture out. Worked for me. I took mine out for a test at about 36 hours and it was still a little flaky, so I put it back for 12 more hours then it was fine.

1 comment:

Sara Blouin Taylor said...

Whatever you do, do not use those Zatarain's flavored rices. Unless you want a cajun-smelling phone.