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Cell phone dropped in water - red dot showing - options?

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  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    i received two new phones from sprint online.i was having problems with the battery so i took the phone to a sprint store.the person at the store looked in back and sed there was water damege red dot was showing the two phone never been in water. how is this possible.

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You don't need to actually drop your phone in water for there to be water damage.
simple things like having your phone in the rain, in the bathroom while you shower, around a hot tub, or possibly even if it's really humid outside can set this water damage sensor off.
it just gives phone companies more ways to void your warranty.

hope this helped.

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