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I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO devestated:bluecry1:! I had my palm TX in my bag along with some other stuff and a bottle of water. Well, the water leaked all over my palm and now it won't turn on. My drug guide, taber's, lab values, calander; EVERYTHING is in PDA!!!! What am I gonna do? Any chance of my PDA ever coming back to life? Anyone have any suggestions on what to do? Please help me, I'm desparate!

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I had a similar situation happen to mine at work. I was caring water for a pt and I dropped it and it wet my PDA that was in my pocket. I was so upset I let it dry and the next day charged it and it came back to life. I did lose all of my programs that I had downloaded but I was glad it worked. You can always download them again into the PDA if you kept the software on your computer. GOod luck but mine did I hope yours too

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I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO devestated:bluecry1:! I had my palm TX in my bag along with some other stuff and a bottle of water. Well, the water leaked all over my palm and now it won't turn on. My drug guide, taber's, lab values, calander; EVERYTHING is in PDA!!!! What am I gonna do? Any chance of my PDA ever coming back to life? Anyone have any suggestions on what to do? Please help me, I'm desparate!

Yes, there's a chance it will come back. Give it a few days to dry out, make sure it's charged, and try it. If that doesn't work, try pressing the RESET button. If that doesn't work, it's time to grieve for your loss & move on.

I had a Palm Vx fall from my shirt pocket into a puddle of water a few years ago. I wiped it dry, tried turning it on, but it was DEAD. Not a good feeling! Even letting it dry out for a few days didn't help.

You can contact Palm and ask about the cost of repair, but it's going to be pretty substantial.

If your Palm is dead and not worth having Palm repair it (after a few days of drying), and it's going to be scrapped anyway, you might try one last thing. It's got a good chance of nuking your (already dead) Palm, but something you might try...Turn your oven on VERY LOW (~120-140 F), and let your Palm try to dry out in the dry warm oven. I've had friends who have used this technique to recover drowned cell phones. REMOVE THE MEMORY CARD FIRST.

Hopefully your stuff was backed up. I'm a firm believer in BackupBuddy - it doesn't just backup the normal Palm data files, it backs up everything. This makes it easy to reload stuff into a new Palm.

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****UPDATE****

My Palm did come back to life, but the battery is shot. It's gonna be a while before I can afford a new battery as I am the poorest nursing student I know. Good news is, I didn't lose any of my very valuable and irreplaceable nursing programs. My calendar even survived with all my appointments intact. Thank God for that one. Thanks everyone for your advice.

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