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Peripherals Mophie powerstation water damage

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by streetuk, 12 Dec 2011.

  1. streetuk

    streetuk New Member

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    Managed to put my mophie powerstation through the washing machine last night. Does anyone know if battery packs dry out ok? It's a sealed unit and there's no screws but I don't want to open it if it's unnecessary. I read that putting a mobile phone in uncooked rice if you dropped it in water and to not touch it, would this work with the battery pack as well or is it best just to leave it on a window sill for a week?
     
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    Arednel New Member

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    The rice trick works as it absorbs the moisture in the atmosphere, honestly you can try it, if it's a sealed unit the rice won't cause any damage just make sure to surround the unit in it and seal it if you can, don't put it directly on heat the process will work anyway.
     
  3. streetuk

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    Cheers, I'll try that now. When you say seal it, do you mean put it in a Tupperware box with the rice or something?
     
  4. TheKrumpet

    TheKrumpet Once more, into the breach!

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    Generally speaking, as long as you don't turn an electrical device on when it's been submerged you should be ok. Any electrical device, the best thing to do after it gets wet is to unplug it, leave it turned off and give it a week or so to dry. As long as you don't try and use it before it's dry you should be golden.

    Not sure how true this holds for batteries but I'd imagine it's a similar concept. The rice trick as stated above is also a very good idea.
     
  5. streetuk

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    Thanks guys. I'm just going to leave it for a while, don't need it too often, it's basically just a backup battery if I forget to charge my ipad/iphone at night so I can live without it for now. Here's a ****ing helpful email from Mophie -

    Dear Street,

    The device will most likely never work again after total submersion, as it was not designed for that.





    Thank you,

    Jeremy B
    mophie Technical Support

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