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Help I drop my headphone in the water!! Thank you all! It is fine now.

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
While cleaning my headphone, I accidentally drop it in the water.
After I gave some time to dry it, I test the headphone. But nothing..
Is it dead? Should I wait more(like till tomorrow) and test again?
Is there anything I can do?
Any help will be greatly appreciated. I’m so worried.
Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 27
Damn, where is that thread with the grado's in the hot tub...
post #3 of 27
A few minutes in the microwave ought to dry it out.
post #4 of 27
Thread Starter 
in the microwave?
post #5 of 27
Leave them sitting on a towel overnight, they'll be fine.

It's generally a bad idea to put metal in a microwave.
post #6 of 27
lol in the microwave
post #7 of 27
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by FallenAngel View Post
Leave them sitting on a towel overnight, they'll be fine.

It's generally a bad idea to put metal in a microwave.
There is no sound at all right now..
Is it normal that there is no sound when headphone is not completely dry?
I let it dry under the ramp for 2 hours.
post #8 of 27
what kind of headphone is it? (brand, model, etc)
post #9 of 27
Were the headphones active when you dropped them in the water? If so, they may be fried. If they were not active, and they were completely dry when you first tested them, I'm not sure why they wouldn't work. Perhaps some water got into the cable and it is shorting internally?
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by Juaquin View Post
Were the headphones active when you dropped them in the water? If so, they may be fried. If they were not active, and they were completely dry when you first tested them, I'm not sure why they wouldn't work. Perhaps some water got into the cable and it is shorting internally?
Headphone wasn't active.
I'm not sure it was completely dry or not. If it wasn't completely dry when I first test it, there is a chance they may be fried?
If water got into the cable and there is shorting, replacing the cable will fix it?
post #11 of 27
Dropping it in water shouldn't hurt it if 1, the water was clean.. and it wasn't plugged in.

You could have potentially damaged it though by plugging it back in while there was still water in the headphones.

Just let it sit for a while before plugging it back in.
post #12 of 27
somehow.. I don't think water gets into the cable that easily..

There is a chance you fried it if they were still wet you first tested.

I would put them somewhere safe and open.. and not touch them for a week or so...
post #13 of 27
You probably got water inside the voicecoils and they are shorting out. Can you disassemble the headphones? If so, take them apart and leave everything out to dry for several days. They should work again. Be patient.
post #14 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by nullstring View Post
somehow.. I don't think water gets into the cable that easily..

There is a chance you fried it if they were still wet you first tested.

I would put them somewhere safe and open.. and not touch them for a week or so...
What he said.

Be very patient and put it somewhere warm and dry for a week, then try it again.
post #15 of 27
Thread Starter 
I actually drop my headphone into shallow water about 3in deep.
¼ plug and some part of wire was fully inside water but I don’t think much water got in to the driver itself. May be drivers are exposed to the water just little bit. It is grado225 btw.
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