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What to do when your cellphone drops in thw water...

If your cellphone accidentally drops in water, or get some wet due to raindrops. First thing you have to do is to take off the battery immediately.now if you can take off the cover both front and back, remove it,and let the water drained.now if you think there is still moist inside, apply some hot air, you can use a hair blower.Set it to the lowest temperature.make sure not to point directly on the LCD surface.or you can take off the LCD if you can.otherwise forget it if you don't have any idea.(ask for assistance)then if you think your phone is now free from wet.you can put back the battery and observe. If you found something wrong, take off the battery again and goto a good technician and let them fix it for you. hope you enjoy my tip.thanks for reading...

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I dropped my cellphone into the wash basin accidentally and it got wet.I wiped it dry and switched it on. But after 5 minutes it switched off by itself and now am unable to switch it on. It took out the battery,memory card and sim card and put it on the window sill to dry up. I think it might have been short circuited. What to I do now? Please Help!

You should have turned it off immediately then removed the battery and put it in a dry warm place to dry out completely.
It looks like the cell phone is damaged and it may not be repairable. You could try a cell phone repairer, I suggest you get a quote as it may not be worth repairing.

Apr 08, 2013 | Nokia 5130 XpressMusic Red Unlocked Import...

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lg rumor is wet

You shud remove the battery and use your hairdryer without heat on it and dryup all the water traces and moisture. Try it many times. And then put the battery back and switch it on and see it work.

Jul 30, 2009 | LG RUMOR Cellular Phone

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fell in water

Well - Your DS is very likely dead at this point. DO NOT "Just Turn It On to Check" This will almost certainly kill it.
If you have some basic electrical & mechanical skill, you could take it apart and have a look. Here is the general procedure for electronics that get wet:
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (like immediately) after it gets wet, turn off the device and remove the battery. If it has an internal battery, when you get it open, disconnect the battery immediately.
You will be looking for:
Short-Circuit Burns
Remaining Water/Moisture
If you have identified any corrosion or burns, best thing would be to chuck it.
If there is no visible damage, then pat dry any wet/moist parts. Let the unit sit open in a warm, dry spot for 24h to fully dry.
Reassemble without turning on.
Charge battery, or put in fresh batteries.
Turn on & hope for the best.

In your case, I would do the above, then with a multimeter - check the battery voltage. Then charge the battery for a few hours and check the battery to see if the voltage has increased. If so, you are getting a charge and the unit should power up if it has no damage.

Hope this helps, but really, it's probably dead. You can also find a local firm who fixes water damaged electronics & cellphones to see if they can help you out.


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