Dropped e-cig in water

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  1. lxconv91

    lxconv91 Full Member

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    Well like the title says, I dropped my e-cig in the water. I grabbed it as fast as I could but it still was soaking by the time it came out. This was with an auto battery too.


    I am hoping that when it dries out all will be good but for now it is dead. I have spilled stuff on laptops before, took them apart cleaned and dried and they still work. Hopefully the same will be true.


    Good thing, I ordered some more batts the other day.
     
  2. Kuya Dave

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    need to make sure you let it dry

    I ran my 401/auto & all in the wash.... & Dried it and it vaped great afterwords... :)
    but when I dropped it in hotwater freshly juiced up the battery stopped working.
    Tried running it thru dryer & didn't fix it this time.
    The sensor inside was caked full of juice.

    Last incident happened when I placed my 510 order.
    Now IM back on the 401 with mod.
     
  3. AlexTM

    AlexTM Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Flushing with alcohol, since that would drive the water out, is said to help, too.
     
  4. Above God

    Above God Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    this is why you must be very careful vaping while you take a crap
     
  5. BuzzKill

    BuzzKill Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

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  6. Col. Gaunt

    Col. Gaunt Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I did that with a cell phone once and it would not vape any more even when I dried it out.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. lxconv91

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    Good news! I took a hair drier and dried it for a while and it has come back to life. I was rotating my L88 and 510 batts which did its job. My other spares should be here today, hopefully. I got manual ones, which I think I am going to like better than the auto batts.



    I was wondering why it was tasting like ...... J/K

    Luckily, I wasn't. Just got done shaving grabbed my shirt that had the fresh e-cig ready to go on it kaplunk perfect shot in the toilet. Something I couldn't do if I tried.


    I did this in a urinal once at a hockey game, it still might be there. I just took the loss didnt feel like going fishing in yellow water.:nah:
     
  8. lxconv91

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    Commercial for your business??
     
  9. Jules22871

    Jules22871 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Whenever you drop something like that in water one of the best ways to dry it out is to put it in a bowl with an airtight lid with uncooked white rice. It will draw the moisture out. I have saved I don't know how many cellphones and pagers by doing that.
     
  10. Kate51

    Kate51 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    If you haven't thrown it away yet, try this: Do not put it in the charger.....use a hair dryer on a moderate heat (like a styling heat) and sit it up on a towel or something and just turn the dryer on for 15 or 25 miniutes. Then let it cool for awhile, and try it again on your ecig..
    I dropped my Janty Stick in the dishwater the other night, it would not do anything, so took the battery and everything out, dried all as above, and it worked fine after I let it cool down, battery too. Worth a try.
    I've used that method to also dry out watches that had moisture in them, I don't know where the molecules go but they're gone.
    If you're brave enough to try, (I'm not sure I would be!) put it back in the charger but do not leave it unattended. If it smokes or feels warm on the body throw it outside fast using a hot pad!
     
  11. BuzzKill

    BuzzKill Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    Not at all ! just funny video that has been rollin around here for a while . I didn't know if you had seen it yet.

    It's funny !

    I don't sell water proof stuff ! :D
     
  12. lxconv91

    lxconv91 Full Member

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    Yeah, I don't think that would work to pull in customers.

    I see you are in Central Cali, where at? I am in Visalia.
     
  13. PaulCincy

    PaulCincy Super Member ECF Veteran

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    You mean I can't vape while snorkelling? and I thought we can vape anywhere....Oh well, I guess I will leave my Ego on the beach towel....(under my book of course)
    Later, PaulCincy...
     
  14. AaronCooper

    AaronCooper Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    You can put a computer in the bath, take it out and leave it to dry for a week and it will work perfectly so i'm sure a e-cig battery will be fine.

    The most important thing is to make sure it's 100% and i mean 100% dry both internally and externally, once it is, then use it.. People make the mistake of testing if it still works too soon and cause things to break.
     
  15. Kate51

    Kate51 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    I don't know, I fed my keyboard a cup of coffee once, I guess it was too much for it. Stopped it cold.
     
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