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Phone got wet and now unable to power on.

Phone got wet unable to power on. I took battery off and connect the charger and it stated, "battery not connected powering off.

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Re: phone got wet and now unable to power on.

Most likely the water renered it useless for a while. Try drying it out more, DO NOT HEAT IT, or spray it at all. If you have a techy friend who would give it a shot, they could open up the phone and try cleaning away the corrosion that that water damage caused with contact spray or rubbing alchohol and a soft bristle toothbursh.

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Check the battery first, connect into charger. If phone was wet, you need to clean it in isopropanol. Or just dry for few days (you can use hair dryer) carefull to dont overheat phone. Even if you think phone is dry it can be still wet. Check if connectors from charger are not dirty. (Check charger, and battery) best way is to borrow battery from friends phone

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i have the same problem as you and that my battery wouldn't stay charged longer than 2 days. i went to the local verizon service and i knew the tech and he took a tooth brush and gave it a good cleaning with it at the connectors at the end of the phone. he told me too do the same on my chargers especially on the 3 small prongs in the middle of the chargers. and just good measure i took the battery out and cleaned it with my tooth brush. if this doesn't solve your problem then it probably needs to be looked at. hope this helps you out. jeff

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