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Accidentally Dipped Westone 4r in water.

post #1 of 7
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So I accidentally dipped the right side of my Westone 4r's in a cup of water at work  =/

 

I pulled them out dried the outside and sucked out watever moisture was in the nozzle, Tested it, they sort of work, there is sound coming form the channel how ever the volume is significantly softer than the left channel...They werent powered or being used during the time they were in water...although they were plugged into my laptop...Question is if I let the right channel dry in a bag of rice for a day or two, what do you guys think the chances are that the drivers actually come back to life and start functioning properly..I would hate to have to shell out 300-400 dollars on another pair of IEMs when I just got these in February. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by djkinetic View Post
 

So I accidentally dipped the right side of my Westone 4r's in a cup of water at work  =/

 

I pulled them out dried the outside and sucked out watever moisture was in the nozzle, Tested it, they sort of work, there is sound coming form the channel how ever the volume is significantly softer than the left channel...They werent powered or being used during the time they were in water...although they were plugged into my laptop...Question is if I let the right channel dry in a bag of rice for a day or two, what do you guys think the chances are that the drivers actually come back to life and start functioning properly..I would hate to have to shell out 300-400 dollars on another pair of IEMs when I just got these in February. Thanks.


You've got nothing to lose, so you might as well give it a go.

post #3 of 7

If was just water, and there wasn't any electrical current flowing at the time of drop, you may be fine.  The rice method may take a bit longer to dry out the internal components (1-2 weeks).  I would use a hearing aid desiccant, or gather a bunch of those desiccant packages typically packaged with household electronics and such, throw them all in a heavy duty zip lock bag or jar and leave it for a few days.

 

Good luck.

post #4 of 7
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Eeek 1-2 weeks, time to grab those dessicants once i get home.

post #5 of 7

That sucks.  Good luck, hope it works. One of the better rated universals on the market.

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Originally Posted by alpha421 View Post
 

If was just water....

 

Good luck.

 

Yep, it's just water!

 

I forgot mine inside my pocket and it survived a battery tests from our washer and dryer!

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So I just got home, and after about an hr in the bag of rice, the driver came back to life, gonna leave it in the bag for another couple days with a couple dessicants added just for good measure, but initial signs are looking good =)

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