USB stick through the washer

  immer 10 Oct 12
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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 10 Oct 12

Did it once and stick worked fine afterwards.

  immer 10 Oct 12

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

  johnincrete 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/\ 10 Oct 12

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

  immer 25 Oct 12

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

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