...and now it's died. I don't have phone insurance, and I'm with Orange (have been with them for about 4 years now). Do I have to pay full price for a replacement, or are they kind to their customers when this happens?
No idea, but years ago my lil sis accidently put hers in the washing machine, we took the bat and sim out dried it over night and it worked when we out it back together. Prob no help but you never know!
When my sister worked in Marconi she knocked her husband's radio into the bath. She was in a panic but one of the guys told her to open it and put it in the airing cupboard for a few days - it worked perfectly. It's worth a try with a mobile - don't try to turn it on again until it is perfectly dry.
My mobile survived a full cycle of the washing machine. DH took the battery and sim card out, had it in opened up position (slide model) and put it in the airing cupboard for 3 days. Didn't expect it to work but it was fine. The screen stayed misted for months after, and I didn't use the camera, but calls and texts worked.
Thanks, hopefully - only 6 months ago. However, huge thanks to those of you who suggested drying it, it seems to have worked! The phone's almost back to normal (though I melted the sim card - note to self: sim cards and heat don't mix!).
I walked into my kitchen a few days ago to find my phone sat in the cat water bowl, completel emmersed for god knows how long, probably overnight.
It was still on....i took battery straight out, not bothering to turn off, took out memory card, sim and front cover, put it all on the radiator on low for two hours, then left on shelf for another 12 hours, probably should have done 24, it worked fine.
When I dropped DHs phone into a cup of coffee - although I sped it up somewhat by using a hairdryer to dry it out.