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Julio

In response to: Stick Fighter

Julio

dude can you send me the fla file on my e-mail

 Permalink Sunday September 2, 2012 @ 07:03
Ben

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

Ben

I also just dropped my DS in the toilet… I had it in my shirt pocket and i lent over to clean the bowl!!

I have it turned off and drying in the afternoon sun so fingers crossed that things work when i give it try later tonight.

 Permalink Tuesday August 7, 2012 @ 21:53
lights camera broken action replay

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

lights camera broken action replay

ok so my ar got washed dried and now it won’t register to any other devices

 Permalink Saturday July 28, 2012 @ 20:07
Blake

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

Blake

This blog was a miracle. I accidentally spilled 7Up on my Nintendo DS yesterday. The only problem was, it wasn’t technically MY DS. The bottom screen was dark and would flicker and eventually die out. I scrambled on line and this was the first link that came up on the google search. I followed all the same steps you outlined (took out the battery, blow-dry, let sit for a full 24 hours) and I just turned it on and it seems to be working just fine. I am very very very grateful for this. Thanks.

 Permalink Tuesday July 24, 2012 @ 08:31
joshmorgan

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

josh

@bookey

No guarantees, but try using a small screw driver to remove the battery, then use a hair dryer on a low, warm setting and slowly blow dry it out for 15 to 30 minutes. Then put the DS in a sealed bag of rice for 48 hours (the rice will absorb the water over the 2 days). Whatever you do, do NOT try to turn it on until you are certain that it is dry on the inside.

Good luck,
Josh

 Permalink Sunday April 22, 2012 @ 00:24
bookey

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

bookey

help!!!!!!!!! I dropped my DS in the toilet today for about 1 minute. how can I dry it out..

 Permalink Saturday April 21, 2012 @ 22:45
Stripes

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

Stripes

Bro. I’m really grateful I read this. I got my DS wet earlier in school today.

Didn’t realize my bottle of alcohol in my bag was already leaking out. When I fished for my DS, it was already fricken wet. After drying the outside, I foolishly attempted to turn it on. I was quite happy it still worked. However, after reading online stories of possibly short-circuiting it (then damaging it permanently), my heart sank.

Hopefully it will also work tomorrow, just like yours did (which had it rougher).

And boy, aren’t you a fine writer. I had fun reading. Kudos.

 Permalink Friday March 23, 2012 @ 04:42
Cris

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

Cris

Hi, I have a Dsi and I dropped it in the toilet too and then i didn’t know what to do so I just left it in case for a year but can you still put it in a bag of rice?

 Permalink Tuesday March 20, 2012 @ 15:09
amiriah

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

I dropped my DS in the tub and got a new one and I dropped that one in the tub and my mom put them in rice and i just wanted a answer.

 Permalink Thursday February 9, 2012 @ 19:57
fang

In response to: Gmail Themes: Ninjas invaded my Gmail!!!

fang

Hello everybody!

I have a question: where do I need to live for my ninja theme to change? I am using the teahouse theme right now, but I love the ninja one as well, and yesterday I just set it as my theme, and waited for about 4 hours and the picture did not change… Does anyone have any idea why that might be? I live in the UK and this is also where I have made my e-mail address…

Thanks in advance!

 Permalink Sunday January 29, 2012 @ 04:45
mrsscip

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

mrsscip

I can top all of these! My daughter THREW UP on her DS Lite while playing it in the car on the way home last night. :( Now this morning, it won’t power on. It’s brand new, but we didn’t buy it from the store- we got off Craigslist. So, now I’m letting it sit in a bag of rice, hoping that I didn’t just blow $100 + money and new games for birthday two weeks ago! So sad.

 Permalink Saturday January 21, 2012 @ 06:52
mumof 8

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

mumof 8

my daughter dropped her dsi in the toilet . wont turn on but the charge light comes on when pluged in took out battery dried it with hairdryer do we have any chanch it will work again?

 Permalink Tuesday January 10, 2012 @ 18:13
Mark

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

Mark

Hey, so i got a ds lite like 3 years ago from a friend and he said it doesnt work anymore cause he dropped it in his tub. So he gave it to me and gave me an original ds that he said didnt work. So i thought i might keep it to see if i can fix it by going on youtube or somewhere.

3 years later, i went to a game store and bought a gameboy game cause i found my gba in my attic along with my 2 ds’s. Then i got tired of playing with barely any light on the gba so i finally tried fixing the ds’s.

First off, i went for the original and all i had to do was charge it lol. Then i tried the ds lite. I bought a charger for it and tried charging it, and the only thing that happened was the charging light went on but when i try to turn it on, it doesnt turn it on at all.

Now my question is, does anyone know how to fix a ds thats been dead from water for over 3 years?

 Permalink Sunday January 1, 2012 @ 08:12
Stan

In response to: Dashkin Flash game fund-raising

Stan

Hello fellow flash devs :)

 Permalink Thursday December 1, 2011 @ 19:56
Reader

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

Reader

It was Milk!:

..for me.. cow milk is 87% water
so I’ll try to fix it myself too

Thankyou for Hope at least

Peace

 Permalink Wednesday November 9, 2011 @ 15:51
none'ya

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

none'ya

wow josh,my cousin,unique,was washing the dishes and my little brother was begging to play with it. she was against the idea since she was 14,so she said"omg no!"but sooner or later she came to her senses and let him."i gotta pee"he said and decided not to ask permission if he can go in the bathroom with it so,while he was doing buisness with the door wide open[he does that all the time],PLOP!it fell in. he’s sensitive so he started crying saying,"titi,unique!im sooo sorry!"she was upst for a while but forgave him an hour after or so. lol ill try to talk her into ur methods :P

 Permalink Monday October 31, 2011 @ 11:49
GMR

In response to: Stick Fighter

GMR

AWESOME!!!! Dude, THIS is AWESOME work! PLEASE SEND ME THE FLASH FILE!!(.fla)
my email is gspam@heywordboy.com
I won’t steal!!!

 Permalink Tuesday October 25, 2011 @ 17:31
FEELING SO ALONE NOW

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

FEELING SO ALONE NOW

WELL MY 4YEAR OLD DROPPED MY DSI IN THE toilet THING IS I DIDN’T KNOW HE DID IT SO I’M GUESSING FROM ALL OF THIS I’M READING MY HOT PINK DSI IS GONE FOR GOOD IT SHOWS THE CHARGE LIGHT BUT IT WILL NOT COME ON FOR NOTHING WELL RIP PINKY I<3 U. OR MAY BE IT WILL COME ON AGAIN IF I TRY AGAIN LOL I HOPE…….

 Permalink Wednesday October 12, 2011 @ 10:10
Liz

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

Liz

My four year dropped his sister’s DSi into apple cider vinager while his feet were soaking in it. Do you think there is any hope it will still work after air drying for 12 hours? It just came on for a few seconds and went out. I only could take the battery out.

 Permalink Sunday September 18, 2011 @ 13:55
hikarunika

In response to: DreamBlog: Misc. T part 3

hikarunika

I like your blog! Thank you for sharing it!

 Permalink Saturday August 6, 2011 @ 01:18
Joanne

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

Joanne

hi my 4 yr old accidently dropped his ds in the bath. it actually was quite dry and only knew he did this as the cord was wet and then he owned up. big mistake i turned it on and both screens were working. then i turned it on again about 15 mins later and only the top screen is working. i can hear a nosie within the other screen. ive took out the battery after an hr searching for a screwdriver - my sons dr who screwdriver is the hero! ive put it in a tub with rice and left it in the airing cupboard. what do you think the chances are that it will work tomorrow as one screen is working at the mo and not the other? Is there anything else i can do? Fingers x everybody!

 Permalink Friday August 5, 2011 @ 14:02
angela valdez

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

angela valdez

umm.. ya that stpry is funny as hell!!! but see my story is that my lil sister droped it in the toliet and ive been waiting 4 about a good two months 4 it it dry ………

 Permalink Friday July 29, 2011 @ 21:10
Ethan

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

Ethan

haha same thing happened to me except i left my dsi on my lap and i spread my legs slightly and it fell in :( sadly my wont turn on no longer (DAMN)

 Permalink Thursday July 28, 2011 @ 21:57
Treadmill Traci

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

Treadmill Traci

Same thing happened to me a couple months ago. However, my Dad has his BS degree in Computer Science, so I figured he’d know what to do. It’s pretty much what’s been said: take it apart, put it in a bowl of rice overnight, and don’t turn it on till morning. It still works!

 Permalink Tuesday July 26, 2011 @ 10:53
Guy Zelmar

In response to: About Josh

Guy Zelmar

Thanks , your efforts are significantly appreciated. I desire you very much achievement.

 Permalink Sunday July 24, 2011 @ 13:21
kacirgirl

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

kacirgirl

I just want to thank everyone for their input, my 5yr old dropped her ds in the toilet and I snatched it up as quick as I could, started shaking it to try to keep the water from goin inside any worse… I then took the advice from this page and pulled it the battery,and stylus before blow drying it for about 10minutes , I then put it in a zip lock baggie filled with rice and sealed shut for about 24 hours… To my amazement I put the battery back in and crossed my fingers while I pressed the power button and it turned on!! Screen has a splotchy mark but all games, etc function as normal!!! Thank you for this advice!!!! I still can’t beleve it works!!!!

 Permalink Sunday July 10, 2011 @ 09:08
tylergreen2011

In response to: Hoax email: New Driving Fines for 2007

tylergreen2011

Has everyone got this email forwarded to them? I even got it forwarded to me by official military channels. As with any email forward I get looks to be taking over the world.Usually the first stop is Snopes where they say it’s totally false.Is that Hoax email? OMG!

 Permalink Tuesday June 28, 2011 @ 00:34
031850

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

031850

I brought my ds with me to go see my gf long walk there and we wanted to try something when I was heading home it started to drizzle im not even close to home so im hopeing it will stop. sadly no it started pouring and a little hail just my luck I had my phone and ds in my pocket and it got filled with water the rain was that bad I could barly see walking home they both wouldnt work when I got home, iv got them both takein apart and rice in them as I type this hopeing they both work first time my ds has gotten any damage done to it.

 Permalink Friday June 24, 2011 @ 16:07
Mike

In response to: Eliza Chincarini

The Death Cab video is great, good work Liz!

 Permalink Wednesday June 22, 2011 @ 13:17
Steven Huffman

In response to: About Josh

Steven Huffman

You are a very talented individual. I’m extremely impressed by your work. I was looking for hair styles and found you…. We’re bud’s now….Well 1/2 of us! Good luck to you!

 Permalink Saturday May 14, 2011 @ 12:40
Tammi

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

Tammi

Today I put my DS on the counter, not realizing that there was a puddle of water on it. After about 30 seconds I picked it up again and saw that it was all wet, and freaked. So I turned it off, dried it as best I could, and then took it upstairs and left it on my (puddle-free) desk. But about ten minutes later I noticed that it had turned on by itself, and I couldn’t turn it off. The on-off button did nothing. I didn’t know what to do, so I left it for a while, and eventually it turned off on its own. After an hour or so I turned it on (I know I shouldn’t have, but I’m impatient and lacking in common sense) and it seemed to work fine. Relieved, I turned it off and left it. But it’s now about three hours since then and it won’t turn on anymore at all. I’ve removed the battery, but I don’t have a tri-star screwdriver to completely disassemble it. Do you think there’s even the slightest chance that it will work again? I’ve had it for about 3 years, so I’m pretty sure the warranty’s expired :(

 Permalink Monday May 9, 2011 @ 22:52
um mar

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

um mar

Wow, that’s amazing. So many wet ds’s. My son keeps pinching my daughters ds - he broke his own when he got angry and decided to throw it against a cupboard….hmmmm…..anyway, one day it was revealed that he lost it. We searched the house to no avail. My daughter was understandibly upset so the decision was made that my son was going to buy her a new one, though, at $5 a week pocket money, it was going to be a long wait so we brought one for her today and he can continue to pay for it weekly.

Imagine our surprise when my daughter’s pink one suddenly appeared out of a draw in my sons room. Turns out he too dropped it in the toilet! He unfortunately, tried to turn it on straight away, and reading some of the comments here, it seems he cooked it now, but he did dry it out with the hair dryer. It still didn’t work and so what does a 9 year old do? Yep, he hid it in his draw and led us all to believe it was lost…..that is of course until the new one arrived.

The pink one still doesnt work. Is there anyway we can get it working again? Or is the cheapest option to throw it out? We were hoping to get it working and give it to my son, since he paid for it - ha ha

 Permalink Monday May 9, 2011 @ 03:17
samurai_cinema

In response to: Gmail Themes: Ninjas invaded my Gmail!!!

samurai_cinema

Totally love Japan, and I dig this theme incredibly much <3 ultra cool hehe

“Moshi moshi” is what the Hiragana letters at the bottom says. And as far as I have learned, that is the way you answer yer phone in Japan!? fufu (^_^)

 Permalink Sunday May 1, 2011 @ 05:24
gmail_user

In response to: Gmail Themes: Ninjas invaded my Gmail!!!

gmail_user

Ninja theme along with few other gmail themes, do not appear properly. This happened after Gmail upgraded its left hand side.
Like the 3rd image on this page is highlighting the inbox. This look is no more there :(
Are they going to fix it?

 Permalink Tuesday April 19, 2011 @ 04:26
Loner

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

Loner

Oh thank God i’m not alone. This relieved me because I just did the same thing exept i pulled it right back out in a split second.

 Permalink Monday April 11, 2011 @ 18:22
David Narong

In response to: DreamBlog: More Misc. T

David Narong

Wow, this young generation has quite different problems in their lives. Even it is in their dreams. “LOL”

 Permalink Tuesday March 22, 2011 @ 00:39
Austin

In response to: Music in the "9" trailer identified by iPhone app

Austin

Limili is something that I had tried and worked but Shazam and Midomi are cool too. These iPhone apps are really useful unlike some I have come across with.

 Permalink Monday March 21, 2011 @ 12:23
worried

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

worried

i dropped mine in water this morning but right after i dropped i had to go out of town im back home 8 hours later praying i can get it to work

 Permalink Tuesday March 15, 2011 @ 17:40
xiaoming

In response to: Stick Fighter

xiaoming

Hi, could you send me a copy of your game in .fla? i’ve been searching google for a tutorial for a game like this, your help is appreciated. thanks.

 Permalink Tuesday February 22, 2011 @ 22:51
Hair Extensions

In response to: Mohawk

Hair Extensions

Cool hair style… looking so different…

 Permalink Monday February 21, 2011 @ 21:21
Local Mobile Monopoly

In response to: Hoax email: New Driving Fines for 2007

Local Mobile Monopoly

To me cellphone use should be on your driving record for ten years as well and should be carrying the highest fine. One may think lightly about the hazards of cellphone use but people die because of it. Whatever the email was for no cell phones while driving.

 Permalink Sunday February 20, 2011 @ 20:41
Greg Kuhlmann

In response to: I'm with Coco!

Greg Kuhlmann

Happy Groundhog Day 2011. Strike up the music the band has begun. It’s a thesis polka.

 Permalink Wednesday February 2, 2011 @ 10:20
baryn

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

baryn

Omg I got pokemon rsnger guardian signs today for my birthday and could not wait to play it. So, I took my ds with me into the bath, which I’d never done before. LOL, I’m currently sitting in the bath on my phone, as I dropped my DS on my belly which is semi-soaked. I took the game carts out, daubbed the water I could see up with a towel and left it with the screen open standing up near the towel heater. Fingers crossed it works!! Otherwise I’ll be SO bored, what with my wii dead aswell… D;

But, the screens still work, only the speakers sound a bit iffy as they are really high pitched now… Hoping it still works! :D

 Permalink Friday January 28, 2011 @ 12:13
Coraline335

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

Coraline335

welll…..i accidentley left my DS outside overnight,and it was my luck that it POURED rain that night.m dad dried it off and it worked for about a week.After abour 4 weeks i tried to play it while my DSI was charging.but it wouldnt turn on.So im doing something different then what u did.im taking it to gamestop,and im just hoping they can fix it.So what else can i do?

 Permalink Thursday December 30, 2010 @ 13:15
mitea

In response to: Twitter Profile

mitea

I respect your piece of work, regards for all the great blog posts.

 Permalink Thursday December 30, 2010 @ 06:02
James Suhr

In response to: James Suhr

James Suhr

The world can never have enough Jim Suhrs running around! Jim Suhr here in Virginia!

 Permalink Sunday December 19, 2010 @ 20:40
Anonymous

In response to: Film Diary: The Root of All Evil?

Anonymous

much hate is in your heart.

 Permalink Friday December 10, 2010 @ 16:11
dammit

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

dammit

My then 4 y/o put my Zelda edition through the wash. The orange and green light come on for a second, but turn off. Its on ebay now listed as Broken. I think it may need a new battery and or a motherboard.

 Permalink Wednesday December 8, 2010 @ 20:09
James

In response to: I dropped my DS in the toilet

James

What is wrong with you people? I never dropped any of my gadgets to water or out of window!
James

 Permalink Wednesday December 8, 2010 @ 13:53
Tabitha

In response to: Indie Rocker Jeff Hanson, 31, found dead

Tabitha

I just thought it should 1) be corrected that Smith’s death was not ruled a suicide. A call to the LAPD confirms it’s STILL an open case with homocide as a possible cause of death (hey at least they’re covering their tracks - the Seattle PD had a whole lot more evidence of homocide in the Cobain case but shut the case immediately and have refused to even re-open the investigation…)

2) I don’t think anyone updated here that sadly Jeff Hanson’s death was ruled a drug overdose due to mixed drug toxicity. The coroner wouldn’t say what drugs but friends agree it was likely a combo of prescription drugs a la Heath Ledger since Hanson had no reputation at all for using illicit drugs. Does it even matter anymore, except for that he didn’t break the law? I say this as someone who has never touched a “drug” but weed yet has for years mixed things like painkillers and antianxiety pills, once having a close call myself when I moronically added sleeping pills to the mix. The point is, he is prematurely dead and substances killed him and it’s very sad. Last point, no determination was able to be made as to whether it was an accidental od or suicide, though no one seems to be floating the suicide notion too heavily. RIP Jeff, RIP Elliott may your truth be known and the case closed, whatever that truth may be.

 Permalink Friday December 3, 2010 @ 14:20
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