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Old 08-02-2009, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I accidently left my phone out in the rain. and when i turn it on it stays on the atnt logo. is there any way it can be fixed.



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Old 08-02-2009, 11:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is it under warranty? If not, just get a new one.
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Microwave on high for three minutes, rotate and microwave additional 1 minute.
Now do like Gizmo said and buy a new one
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Ok worked at att 3 years. No. Warranty doesn't cover water damage either. If you have been paying for Insurance you can call insurance take the 50-75 deductible and buy the phone.

You can take out the battery in a dry area under a lamp (DO NOT BLOWDRY) and there is a 2 percent chance of revival.

If you don't have 50 dollars, make sure your sim chip works go to radioshack, bestbuy etc buy a 20 dollar gophone and put your sim card in there, now you have a phone.

If all else fails, see if your up for a renewal is up, if not well your either buying phone full price (if you don't have insurance) where buying the gophone is the better bet
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And if all else fails, there is.. at t cell phones, great deals on Cell Phones PDAs, Computers Networking on eBay! If you dare!
But I think jim might be on to something with that microwave thing
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the water damage indicator is still white though. will Atnt still notice
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heres an easy trick.

sit the phone (as taken apart as possible) in a bowl of uncooked rice (completely submerged in the rice).

let it sit there, preferably on a window sill where it can get sunlight, and leave it for a few days. It will be in working condition in a few days.
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heres an easy trick.

sit the phone (as taken apart as possible) in a bowl of uncooked rice (completely submerged in the rice).

let it sit there, preferably on a window sill where it can get sunlight, and leave it for a few days. It will be in working condition in a few days.
Add this to my suggestion and you can have "Sweet & Text" rice bowl
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:25 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Don't you mean... Textysweet Rice????
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The rice works. It happened to me before, put it in rice, and it worked! Good luck with your phone
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Put me down for the rice trick. My wife did it and so did another friend. I am not sure if you are too late on it though. Good luck.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have heard that it works with kitty litter as well as that pulls moisture
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
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im trying the rice. but i doubt it will work beacuse it was out in the rain for a day.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Rice is the way to go dude. If it doesnt work, get a new phone, get a go phone and put your sim card in like someone else suggested. Make sure to go to RadioShack, as they are the cheapest, and wont BS you about the go phones not working.
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I have insurance on my phone. I don't think they accept claims on water damaged phones. So I usually just snap my phone in half. That way they don't have to investigate. Screw that noise.

If rice doesn't work, file an insurance claim if you have it. Say no water damage. Snap that SOB in half and ship it back when you get your new one.
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