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Did you know roughly 1 in 5 phones accidentally wind up in a toilet? What’s the best way to try to save your most important gadget if this is its fate? A quick reaction is most important: Grab the phone right away! You can wash your hands later. Take a paper towel and try off as much external moisture as you possibly can. The next step depends on your type of phone. If you have an iPhone, toss it in a bag of rice and set it in a warm space, like near a window. If you have a phone with an easily removable battery, take it out and put each part of the phone – battery, back casing and the main part – in the bag of rice in a warm spot. Wait 24 hours, re-assemble your phone and try to power it on. If you’re lucky – and were quick to action – your phone should be just about back to normal. Good luck.

Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Managing Director, Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures/ShellyPalmer a technology focused Investment Banking & Advisory practice specializing in M&A, Financings, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation Access. He is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert and well known for his work on Fox Television's Shelly Palmer Digital Living. For more information, visit shellypalmer.com.

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