So you’ve managed to somehow get your Motorola Droid wet. It’s not a fun situation, but many of us have damaged an electronic device with water. From jumping in the pool with it in your pocket to dropping it in a small puddle, here are the steps you should take if your Droid is soaked.
1. Pull the battery immediately
You don’t want power going through the device when it’s wet. Don’t try to power it on and get the battery out of it as soon as possible. A short can be created if you allow it to power on while it’s wet and that’s when you lose your chance at recovery.
2. Take the Droid out of its case if you have one
A case will trap water inside the device. Remove it.
3. Remove the SD card and any other peripherals
Detatch everything that you can from the device. It will allow more air to flow through and dry it out.
4. Dry it out
Use a paper towel to dry the device as much as possible. Be sure to get inside the battery compartment.
5. Bowl of rice trick
Place the Droid face down in a bowl and cover it completely in rice. The rice should draw moisture out of it. Leave it like this for three days.
6. Try to power it on
After 3 days, it’s time to see if your Droid will power on. Hopefully it will be fully operational. If it isn’t, I’m sorry to be the one to tell you, but it’s likely not going to work again.