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What to do when you're on vacation and your phone gets soaked

What to do when you're on vacation and your phone gets soaked

Let's say I'm in Florida and my brother drops his pixel into a sink. Obviously, I don't have a toolkit with me or cleaning items. With a phone like a pixel that's so hard to open, (I can't open it with round the house items) what should I do? Does rice do anything at all?

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bert [Entry]

"@pccheese just to reiterate, Rice does not do anything. Nothing, Zippo, Zilch, Nada, Nichts! Keep in mind that corrosion will set in with the introduction of oxygen. If you cannot open it up, make sure it is powered down. That should be the last time you do anything with this phone. Keep the phone submerged in water. Use a Tupperware container or similar, fill it with distilled water and submerge the phone. It will also help if you can keep the temperature down to prevent any water from evaporating. So keep it in water and in a fridge if you can.

Once you have access to all the right tools to work on it, open it up and clean it. You know the routine."
bert [Entry]

"Rice is good for dinner but not as a desiccant.

A good Boy Scout would improvise and pack it in salt. Better yet get a piece of sheet rock, break it up and pack it in that. Powdered Non-Dairy Coffee Creamer will work."
bert [Entry]

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