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 Post subject: How to recover the data in a wet cell?
PostPosted: July 5th, 2018, 3:51 
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Hello! Well you see, if a few days ago I opened a question asking for an emulator of android for PC because I had broken the touch screen because ... Tachán! After two weeks and after paying 100 euros to fix it, yesterday he wanted to accompany me and take a bath on the beach with me ...

It seems that fate was asking me for a change of cell phone. Well, what I was going to do xD

No rice, no dryer or na na, the phone does not turn on and when I connect the charger, the battery indicator light flashes red (when it has never done it, I guess it will be a way of telling you that the battery has clapped), What I wanted to ask is if despite this, taking it to a technician or something like that could recover the data I had in the internal memory of the mobile ... because I had many pictures and videos and I would be sorry to run out of them.

Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: How to recover the data in a wet cell?
PostPosted: July 5th, 2018, 11:50 
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Hi,

A good technician could ( maybe , since sea water ) at least make it work enough to recover your data.

Or you will need to send it to professional recovery.

Aside from the obvious nonsense of taking a cell phone to the beach ( I know, people do it, but is still risky and unnecessary ) , what you can/should do is leave it , without battery, for a couple days ( like, a week ) in a sealed bag of rice. I´ve seen many people that seem to think just putting it in a bowl with rice for a couple hours will solve the problems ( wrong ) .

But if the data is important, or if it has been a long time since you wetted it, it really is better to take it to a professional.


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 Post subject: Re: How to recover the data in a wet cell?
PostPosted: July 5th, 2018, 17:35 
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I would think that salt would have done major damage to the phone, especially if it wasn't washed out immediately.

Gazelle’s Guide to Water Damage: The Truth About Rice, the Galaxy and Everything:
https://www.gazelle.com/thehorn/2014/05/06/gazelles-guide-water-damage-truth-rice-galaxy-everything/

Immersion Therapy: How to save your phone from water damage:
https://www.gazelle.com/thehorn/2014/04/30/immersion-therapy-save-phone-water-damage/

As for the efficacy of rice ...

Quote:
We compared the water absorption of eight different materials (including silica gel and rice.) None of these materials was as effective as leaving the device in an open space (such as a counter top) with good air circulation.

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 Post subject: Re: How to recover the data in a wet cell?
PostPosted: July 5th, 2018, 19:40 
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I would suggest that a vacuum could help. But dry rice is dry by definition. Air circulation would depend too much in the actual water content of said air at the person´s place.


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 Post subject: Re: How to recover the data in a wet cell?
PostPosted: July 5th, 2018, 19:40 
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Anyway, those two links may be an interesting reading. Thanks for them.


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