Am I dumb or what?

boogeyman

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As long as you haven't turned it on. I would remove the batteries and try the rice. submerge the whole control box in rice for a few days should do the trick. _ I'm curious to know if anyone has resorted to this? I have ruined one machine but I'm almost certain it was because I turned it on too soon after it got rained on.
Used it for two phones & one old CB. Haven't witnessed the horrors of dunking my detector yet,(he says vigorously knocking on wood)
 

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I would hit it with a hair dryer. That will help to dry it and it may also push out any droplets of water in the machine.
 

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Yes, I should have stated to run the hair dryer on low and to keep it a good distance away. You could place you hand next to the area you are drying. If it's too hot for your hand, then it's too hot for the control box.
 

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Gave a friend a ride home last night so I put my detector in the truck bed.
Forgot it and it got rained on.
It’s an MXTPRO
Guess after it dries out I’ll hope it’s not fried.
Gave a friend a ride home last night so I put my detector in the truck bed.
Forgot it and it got rained on.
It’s an MXTPRO
Guess after it dries out I’ll hope it’s not fried.
I would dismantle it as much as possible and dry it completely with a hair dryer.
 

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Can you enclose it in a plastic bag with rice in it to draw the moisture
?
 
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I just sat it in the sun.
However there was no Liquid, just moisture
 

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