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Kindle Goes Swimming, But Lives !


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#1 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted May 19, 2013 - 11:46 AM

About a month ago my youngest Daughter thought it would be a good idea to sit on the diving board and hang her feet in our pool. When I saw her, I ran to the door to tell her that she needed to get her rear end away from the pool with the Kindle. Before I could get out the door it happened, she dropped it into the pool with it powered up into 9' of water. As I got to the edge of the pool, I saw the Kindle on the bottom, got the pool net and tried to fish it out. I guess it took me about 5 minutes to get it out. I stood it on edge and let the water drain out of it, then put in a bag full of rice for a day. I talked to Alan "Mh81" to find out what I could do to save it. He suggested that I open it up and disconnect the battery, rinse it out with alcohol and let it dry for a few days.

 

Today I put it back together and it POWERED UP!!

it will only run on the AC adapter, but not the battery so I will have to get another battery for it.

 

My Daughter is very revived to know her Mothers Kindle is alive and she doesn't have to buy a new one for Mom.

 

 


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Posted May 19, 2013 - 11:51 AM

 My Daughter is very revived to know her Mothers Kindle is alive and she doesn't have to buy a new one for Mom.

 

 

And I bet she never takes it near the water again either!  Glad it survived.  I bought Teresa a Kindle Fire too, but you'd never know it's hers, as Kaylin keeps it with her 24/7. 


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Posted May 19, 2013 - 12:00 PM

And I bet she never takes it near the water again either!  Glad it survived.  I bought Teresa a Kindle Fire too, but you'd never know it's hers, as Kaylin keeps it with her 24/7. 

 

I bought this Fire for Joey to be able to sit and read books with whenever she wanted to. But Joey doesn't hardly ever get to use her either. Bailey has it all the time.


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Posted May 19, 2013 - 01:39 PM

Glad you got it working again. A lesson for your daughter as well! This story reminds me of the days when they allowed data entry clerks to drink coffee while working at the terminals. The result was many coffee soaked keyboards. We used to rinse them out and soak them in a shaker bath to agitate the contaminants off of them then put them in a drying oven to get rid of the moisture. Some survived!


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Posted May 19, 2013 - 04:39 PM

You know Brian, when I saw the title, I was pretty sure Kindles didn't swim.  

 

I'm glad you got it to work.  It's a shame to have to get a new one. 


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Posted May 19, 2013 - 04:50 PM

When I was in the Navy the Avionic's use to take expensive electonic gear that had been subject to fire figihting chemicals, wash them off and put them in a low temp oven for a day or so. One time a compartment flooded with some radar gear stored inside.  They took all of it and did the same thing and I believe the majority if not all of it survied and was used on that curise.

 

Glad you got it back working Brian.  Hope your daughter learned a lesson.


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Posted May 19, 2013 - 05:32 PM

Glad you got it working again Brian. It is amazing what some of these devices will take and still keep working. Our oldest daughter dropped her phone in the poll two years ago. Her phone wasn't so lucky though. We put it in a bucket of rice for a couple of days. While it did power back on and work the display was messed up and had rainbow colors to it. She was able to send it in and get a replacement for it.


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Posted May 19, 2013 - 06:02 PM

We all learned something,  Kindles don't float !!


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Posted May 19, 2013 - 06:23 PM

That's one way to put out a "kindled fire"!


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