this applies to anything electronic, the worst thing you can do to wet electronics is to turn them on, the electricity traveling thru the wet board will cause corrosion very very fast,. as damien said your best bet is to dry the unit for a few days first. or soak the unit in contact cleaner.
nope - doesn't work... i've drowned my phone, 1, 3, about 5 times now... each time i've tryed something new. Hot water cuboard... new battery, hairdryer...(styley huh) EVERYTHING. It doesn't work. It fizzes everything on the circut and is too costly to fix. LUFFLY INSURANCE AYE... wot would you do without it!!!
Damien - this sometimes works but not always. As soon as you open it up all warranties are voided, although liquid damage voids waranties aswell you might need it for future issues if the phone makes it through this. The best thing is get down to you local cell phone shop and see if they can open it up and give it a clean then leave it in the sun for the day. If this works then nothing will.
Vodafone insurance is actually $6.95+GST per month excess of $125 maximum claim of $5000 this is for calls made while your has been stolen. If your phone is a deleted line or no longer avaiable you get the current model ie if you had a Nokia 3210 and lost it you'll get a 3310 (in a couple of months to become 3330)
The pulling the phone apart (battery etc) sometimes works (depending on the phone) Generally I've found that Alcatels recover better from dunkings than Nokias.
A few months ago I accidentally dropped my friend's cellphone (Samsung Galaxy S2) in my dog"s water bowl and pulled it out in a matter of seconds. I was none the wiser and just pulled out the battery and dried what I could. The phone was working fine after that. My mate's just told me today that her phone"s not working anymore. When she took it in to get checked the technician told her it was because of water damage and the inside is all rusted and will cost her quite a bit to repair.
Before I pay for the repairs, can someone please tell me if this was my doing from a few months ago or is my mate trying to make me pay for something I didn't do?