Phone has water damage but

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  1. BlackWizzard17
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    what exactly or where exactly is it/has it affected my phone. Some water has entered my phone and I'm guessing most of it went in through the charging port but its not like it was submerged in water. Now I have never damaged any of my other phones with water so I wanted to see if this was a common thing when a phone is damaged with water.
     

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  2. mbcrazed

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    First, I would recommend letting it sit in rice for a few days to get all the moisture out. That can sometimes solve the problem. If it doesn't work, that means water is probably in between the digitizer and screen, which means you need a new screen. I dropped my Galaxy S3 in water and it wouldn't even turn on. I put it in the rice for 3 days and it worked like a charm again! :)
     
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    Have you tried putting it in rice overnight? Rice will take out the moisture (If it is not to late).
     
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    Rice was the first thing I tried. I guess ill leave it alot longer than one night.

    Also when the problem first occurred there seemed like a stain inside the screen on the lower right but it cleared up.
     
  5. TheSockNaster

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    Put the phone screen down into the rice if the water problem is at the screen.
     
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    Yeah I would've left it in the rice longer. Turning on electronics when they still have any water inside could easily screw them, you really want to make sure you get it all before trying to turn it on.
     
  7. weatMod

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    rice is not really good
    he needs to go to a hardware store and buy some damp rid, or other dessicant, granules used to absorb moisture from closets
    better to get the unscented stuff it's cheaper and your phone wont smell like dryer sheets
    seal the phone in a ziplock bag with the damp gone damp rid/ dessicant
    and leave it here for at least 5 days
     
  8. Elliotau78

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    My phone already took water, I just let off in a well ventilated and dry place. But, I think I have been very lucky in my misfortune.
    (Currently he works again)
     
  9. BlackWizzard17
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    Never heard of or used this product but ill try it if it helps.
    I am usually lucky with my phones. if they drop they don't crack and I never get scratches. Looks like my luck ran out :sad:
     
  10. Elliotau78

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    Water is even more treacherous than the earth my friend !
     
  11. weatMod

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    http://www.amazon.com/DampRid-FG50T-Hi-Capacity-Moisture-Absorber/dp/B0029EGUNG/ref=pd_sim_sbs_201_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=12ZMXTG4JMQSPWDRTY4F&dpID=51YR8Lt0cCL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160,160_

    this is like that same stuff they give you with these type of products





    the benefit to it is that you can get it anywere and you don't have to wait for shipping for a phone dry bag kit
    and it's cheaper
     
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    And yet, as previously stated, a bag of rice will also work just fine. What do you think these desiccants are designed to replicate ? Like so many other things, nature had the solution first :)
     
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  13. weatMod

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    i have researched this topic a lot
    there are numerous accounts of people having success with desiccants when rice failed
    i guess it depends how much water you have in your phone , but for the most part people who reported that the rice worked usually report it takes a long time

    here are some more cheaper alternatives to damprid

    http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf66086483.tip.html
     
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