I would recommend distilled water for the de-salting bath as opposed to plain tap water, which still contains many dissolved salts and minerals that will coat switch contacts and the like. I recall a sweat-drenched Sony wireless body-pack transmitter that completely ceased to function after being strapped to a particularly athletic theater performer (despite being wrapped in TWO protective condoms). Assuming it was permanently DOA and having nothing to lose, I bathed it repeatedly in distilled water and blew the vapors off with a can of compressed air. It then spent a few days in the hot, dry airstream of an amp rack. It powered back up and performed without complaint for the rest of the tour. I've never tried the rice drying technique, but it seems credible... Best, Mark Mark Hood Assistant Professor of Music Department of Recording Arts IU Jacobs School of Music On 9/8/12 9:40 PM, "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >My son walked into my brother-in-law's pool with his Blackberry. > >We pulled the battery, ran it under fresh water, and then very gently >with a hair dryer to no avail. > >Two days in a cup with uncooked rice and it's been working ever since. > >With chlorine or salt, you need the fresh water ASAP. > >I don't know what this will do to the mics, but I think his Blackberry >mic is even OK. > >Cheers, > >Richard > > >-- >Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] >Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX >http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm >Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.