My sons kindle fire was under the bannana basket, got a little moisture on it. Nothing major. We wiped it off, he used it for maybe a half an hour. Battery was at 42%. Died totally. I stuck in rice bag for 78 hours. Wont show signs of anything. No lights, nothing. Is it trash now? Pretty weak device if it is.
The proper order would have been: Dry it out *then* turn it on as with any electrical thing you got wet, such as a toaster. Sitting under fruit, probably a lot more than "moisture" got into the works. Like sticky fruit sugars and oils that leached out.
They make and offer extended warranties for this sort of thing: Kid (and the more creative adults who store sensitive electronics under piles of fruit) proof cases and other means of preventing the end user from killing the device and then blaming the maker.
Amazon even offers a mildly waterproof Kindle now. But don;t take it in the shower.
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