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Wiimote + Toilet=???

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by JeremyGTS, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. JeremyGTS

    JeremyGTS WiiChat Member

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    Hi I was wondering if anyone has spilt water on their wiimotes or maybe had them submerged fully in water and have them still work??

    The reason i ask this is because my 2 year old son tried to flush the wiimote down and i dont want to throw it away because most electronics will dry out and work again... but im not sure in this case...

    well thanks in advance.

    Jeremy
     
  2. daviduk200

    daviduk200 The XBOX 360 Guy

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    oh umm hard question,

    i would take the batteries out, and put it on a radiator, and not turn ot on for say a few days, then try it,

    im not sure but i think you have about a 60% chance of it working still
     
  3. JPJ526

    JPJ526 killstr3ak on xbox live

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    Hmm...for starters - take the batteries out, and DO NOT try to turn it on.

    Let it sit out for a couple days, or in front of a fan, replace batteries, and try it.

    DOOOO NOT try to power it on, it'll fry it. (and if you already tried....it's probably toast)
     
  4. wario2ooo

    wario2ooo vote for me....Wario!

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    ^what he said.....and leave the wiimote over a towel
     
  5. JeremyGTS

    JeremyGTS WiiChat Member

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    haha thanks guys... yeah i removed the batteries and water was just pouring... ah yeah the kids were playing mario party 8 and the wiimote was on and connected when it made the plunge... ill wait a few days and let everyone know.
     
  6. Walugi

    Walugi Zyl0nB

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    what silly children you have
     
  7. Chute

    Chute very low idiot tolerance

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    40% of the time drying them out works every time
     
  8. JT.

    JT. A glitch in life

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    I don't know if it'll work, never tried flushing my wiimote down the toilet. Remind me to try it.
     
  9. Pnuts

    Pnuts WiiChat Member

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    i cant say if a Wiimote will still work, but have seen other devices get submerged in water, juice, fishtank, etc. and still come out ok. only time will tell.

    :lol:

    Time to have strap adjustment class with the kids :smilewinkgrin:
     
  10. Maleko

    Maleko WiiChat Member

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    I would recommend that you go to your local supermarket (or wherever) and get yourself a gallon of RO (reverse osmosis) water and dip your wiimote in it. The chlorine, salts, etc will corrode the wiring and do far more damage to the "insides" than the original bath did. Once you've rinsed the wiimote out, let it sit someplace warm (NOT hot, top rear of the refridgerator works well due to circulating warm air) for a few days. It's not a guarentee to work, but the $1 or so for the RO water is well worth the cost even if it only raises your chances of getting it to work again by 10%.
     
  11. oxhaker

    oxhaker ...no good titles

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    my mom once dropped her week old cell in the sink....it worked a few hours later....good luck
     
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    heymoe99 WiiChat Member

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    i dropped 2 cell phones in the toilet before. first one died instantly. second i got working within an hour. i was at work, had some tools and an air compressor. too bad you cant buy that stupid triangle screwdriver for the nintendo consoles/controlers and such
     
  13. metalfreak

    metalfreak THE Beast

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    ive dropped my cell phone in the toilet, sink, pool and bath all 4 times i took a blow dryer to it for a bit, took off the face plate and let it dry out overnight and it worked in the morning (its one of those old blue nokias...theyre undestructible i sware it)
     
  14. JPJ526

    JPJ526 killstr3ak on xbox live

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    his child is 2 bro, give him a break, lol. :lol:
     
  15. KyleForMe

    KyleForMe Don't believe his lies.

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    Well put... :crazy: :crazy:

    btw 50% of the time a quarter will land on heads EVERY TIME. :smilewinkgrin:
     
  16. ninwiis

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    like a wet cell phone don't turn it on until its dry or else you will burn something.
     
  17. phillepino

    phillepino SSBB Name = JAA!

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    one of your child is in the naughty list :scared:

    haha jk XD
     
  18. FRuMMaGe

    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    You are forgetting that there are accelermoters in the wiimote. These could easily be broken by moisture.
     
  19. Malachi

    Malachi Wiivil Incarnate

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    On the Gadget Show on Channel 4 they did tests with a mobile phone, digital camera and portable radio.

    They submerged them all totally then took the batteries out and let them dry out and all the gadgets worked fine bar the speaker in the old fashioned radio.

    Its the water conducting the power to the wrong parts of the gadget that cause it not to operate. From this I'd say once it's dry it'll be fine.... though the speaker may be damaged if the Wiimotes got a card funnel in it like most speakers do. However I do know that the speaker in the Wiimote looks like so can't say.
     
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  20. FRuMMaGe

    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    I have taken Wiimotes apart many times. The speaker is a 1 inch small circle with two wires going into it. It looks like it will be dmaged easily by moisture.
     

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