Dry out your soaked gadgets in rice

June 19, 2007

Probably better than baking the gadget in an oven.
clipped from lifehacker.com

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A Washington Post reporter who accidentally dropped his Blackberry in the toilet was able to retrieve it and dry it out to working order again: by leaving it turned off in a bowl of uncooked rice. Reader Chris writes in to say:

There’s a grain of truth (punny, huh?) to this in that rice quickly sucks up the surrounding moisture. Make sure the environment is free from excess humidity, drop the wet device in a container of rice and let it sit. For a better desiccant, it’d be a good idea to store all those little silica gel packets that come in anything from shoe boxes to moisture-sensitive gadgets.

Here are some more tips on drying out a soaked gadget from our very own Adam, who resuscitated a cell phone after swimming half a lap with it in his pocket. Thanks, Chris!

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