Monday, January 3, 2011

Best practices when you lose your digital device to liquids ...

An article in today's Mercury News by Patrick May prompted me to pen this blog about being deprived of your digital device - cell phone, laptop, camera, etc.

This has happened to most of us - when our phone has fallen into a "bowl" or coffee spilled on our laptop or the camera got drenched in rain.

I wanted to ask people out there what they have done in such situations. There is, of course, the dreaded, "Liquid spills are not covered by the warranty." Is there anything that works? What have people done in the past - post them as comments to this blog and I will collect these and post a follow up blog towards the end of this month.


Sujatha said...

remove the battery immediately, and let it dry thoroughly. This has worked for me in the past when my pager 'fell' in water.

Saranya said...

I went swimming with my blackberry pearl and realised it 10-15 minutes later. Of course the device completely conked out. Tmobile's suggestion was to remove the battery and put it in a bag of rice. But in my case, it wasn't just the battery. Even after replacing it with a new battery the device didn't work. So far no luck getting it to work.