USB stick through the washer

  immer 17:04 PM 10 Oct 12

A keyring with my usb sticks has been through the washer (thanks to my domestic goddess being so keen - I said "Oh Bother" but in anglo saxon !) - anyway I put them into a jar of dried rice to try get them back. How long do you think I should wait before I'm brave enough to see if I've lost everything, & has anyone else experience of this disaster ? or any other fix to the problem please?

  BT 17:17 PM 10 Oct 12

Did it once and stick worked fine afterwards.

  immer 17:27 PM 10 Oct 12

yes, but how long did you leave it to dry?

  johnincrete 17:27 PM 10 Oct 12

I left a stick in trouser pocket when they were washed. I assumed it was ruined and got another. But, while I was waiting for some printing to finish, I tried it just out of curiosity and there was no problem at all and it is still in use! It had been in a drawer for two or three days.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:31 PM 10 Oct 12

an hour in the airing cupboard to dry (do not overheat) so do it.

  immer 21:31 PM 25 Oct 12

Thanks Everyone. They seem to have dried out & no harm done.


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