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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 20 May 2016, 08:52

Like the topic title says.  Facepalm  Razz


I accidentally made a "bad move" and thereby one of my USB-flashdrives fell directly into a cup of tea and was submerged. After removing it from the cup, I made sure to not use it until I was sure it had dried completely, especially inside. The tea wasn't too hot, and maybe that was one reason why the USB-flash is now working again (for now ?).


I probably just got away with that one, but other & more complex electronic devices (smartphones, etc.) are probably more susceptible to this kind of 'accident'. Did something like that ever happen to you ?
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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 20 May 2016, 11:02

LOL
Maybe that flashdrive just really needed a cup of tea Razz one can imagine ...


I'm prone to accidents like that and I know it, so I'm extremely careful. 
I may have dropped a cellphone in a toiletbowl once, but gosh that was so long ago, there was no such thing as a smartphone during those days. "Luckily" this happened before any "business" had been taken care of on said toilet, and since it was one of those toilets with a "plateau", the phone wasn't submerged at all and I could keep using it, after a thorough wipe-down of course.


It was my first cellphone and I kept it in my back pocket. I don't do that anymore Laughing

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Post by Admin on Sat 21 May 2016, 12:10

Fortunately not to myself, because I try to be very careful when it comes to that kind of stuff.
But I had someone come to me once with "Admin plz help, I dropped my iPhone in the toilet and it doesn't work any more".
It was a brand new iPhone 6; I think 2 weeks old at most.

Anyway, the trick is to NOT turn it on. I took the whole phone apart, disconnected the battery, motherboard out, screen out, and then put everything in a bag full of silica gel for a few days. After that I cleaned everything with a 96% alcohol solution, including brushing the motherboard with it. (If you don't, the motherboard might rust and fail after a few weeks anyway)
The phone still works. Razz

Same goes for the USB stick, as long as there's no electricity on it, there should not be a problem. Just let it dry for a while, put it in a closed bag with uncooked rice if you can. (It'll absorb the water)
If you think about it, a motherboard is nothing. Just a board. You can drown it in water, as long as you make sure there's no battery connected to it, because that will shorten it. Just water... just a plastic board...
And of course, make sure that you clear the board of all the water afterwards, to prevent rust. After that the board should theoretically still work fine.

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Post by Layloria on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 18:40

Thats not a mistake, your USB was simply planning to pass into the afterlife in the heavenly pool of tea for glorious uplifting end.

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Post by Admin on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 21:49

@Layloria wrote:Thats not a mistake, your USB was simply planning to pass into the afterlife in the heavenly pool of tea for glorious uplifting end.
Why have you not taken Carlos' place as a Moderator yet did you say?

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Post by SeoY on Tue 14 Jun 2016, 02:26

Perfect title. If there's ever going to be a topic that screams 'Games4theworld', it's gonna be this one.

Fortunately it has never happened to me. Although I must say, if any electronic is going to die on me for being dropped in liquid, I hope it will be tea.

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Post by Admin on Tue 14 Jun 2016, 09:12

@SeoY wrote:Although I must say, if any electronic is going to die on me for being dropped in liquid, I hope it will be tea.
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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 14 Jun 2016, 16:52

@Layloria wrote:Thats not a mistake, your USB was simply planning to pass into the afterlife in the heavenly pool of tea for glorious uplifting end.


Quite possibly. But I frivolously decided to troll destiny by not following its path. Almost like in this...what was the movie series called ? I think it was Final Destination. I just said "nope, not today". 



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Post by Admin on Thu 16 Jun 2016, 13:00

@The_gh0stm4n wrote:And my USB-flash is working fine again.  Carlos is tha man  I tip my fedora.
All hail King Tea!!!11!111!
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