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My phone in salt water.

Around November i went to the beach. I was in the water for about 30seconds and realized my phone was in my pocket. i ran back to shore and tried to turn it on(stupid thing to do) then i put it inside my bag and left it there till i went home. when i got home i went online to see how cqan i fix it. i tried that alchohol thing and dried it but it didnt work. then i left it out for about 2 days to dry with out the battery. when i tried to turn on my phone the LCD light wasnt working. then i left it one more day. the phone was ok till it turned off. sometimes it turns on but the automatically turns off. i even tried putting it infront of a fan overnight. still doesnt work. since i cant charge it i always use someone else battery. recently my phone is eating up the energy from the battery really fast. now i put in a fully charged battery in and it doesnt want to turn on. what should i do now??

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To anyone who drops their phone in salt water. Get the battery out immediately. When you get home or sooner if you can put the phone in something that will allow fresh water to immerse it entirely. Keep water running in the container for about 3 days continually flushing the phone. Now take all of the water out and fill the container with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol. Let the phone dry out for at least 2-weeks before trying a fully charged battery in it and turn it on. Should work and you have just saved yourself buying a new one. Then don't leave it in your pocket when you go to the beach, drop it in a Ferry Salt Water Toilet, etc., where it it is immersed in salt water. If it is most cell phone providers will refuse to even look at it from their tech depts. A Radio Tech/Inspector in Canada.

Posted on Jan 16, 2007

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Hi Viris, When I was in the Marines we would periodically have radios dropped in the ocean (by accident of course). The SOP was to remove all power, disassemble, rinse parts with distilled water, let dry out for several days, reassemble and test. Most times everything still worked. I?m unsure from your description but it sounds like it still kind of works but you have odd problems like LED not working, power drainage and such. I think what?s probably happening is the salt has dried and is creating nice little circuit bridges between components that should have them. Thus funny things happen and power drains faster than expected. If that?s he case your phone?s not quite dead yet and may be salvageable using the procedure I mentioned above. Let us know what happens and please don?t forget to rate the posting.

Posted on Jan 17, 2007

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Believe it or not, rice can be a life saver in this situation. Simply put the cell phone in the middle of a bowl of dry rice for a day or two and it should be completely dry. It applies the same theory of putting rice in the salt shaker.

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Hi viris, I think whats probably happening is the salt has dried and is creating nice little circuit bridges between components. Thus funny things happen and power drains faster than expected. From your description there is a good chance the phone is beyond reliable repair, however, if you want to invest some time in its possible that you might be able to save it. In the Marines we would occasionally have radios dropped in the ocean (by accident of course). The procedure was to remove all power, disassemble, rinse parts with distilled water, let dry out for several days, reassemble and test. Most times everything still worked. Again if you want to invest in the time try this, since your phone has had time to dry you might want visually inspect the circuit board and its components for salt residue after a water wash and repeat the process till it dries clean. Let us know what happens and please dont forget to rate the posting.

Posted on Jan 20, 2007

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Consult it with mobile expert and u will get proper solution. chances r few but something is better then nothing.expert will clean it with solution and aplly some heat on it ..

Posted on Jan 19, 2007

It might sound funny but when this happened to me i soaked it in tap water with the power off and it worked fine after that. it might be too late but just for the future haha.

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Sorry , You work very slow . It occur with me too on Nov 2005 . And I immediatelly retire battery and clean it with a fan and cotton and turn on . My mistake was charge it without a specialized clean . The charger was damaged also battery too . I change these parts and clean again and it is working with some inconsistence . I can only put the charger when its "on" and no charger screen is shown but battery will be fulled after 1 or 2 hours . If it is "off" with no charge to put it on plug the charger and press and hold "on/off" button . In this december(06) de microphone stop to work , I believe is because salt .

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Chances are, your cell phone has been friend and being that it was in salt water, the salt is eating away at the insid of your phone. If you would still like to try to salvage your phone, there are a couple cell phone repair locations across the country that you can send your cell phone to and see if they can repair it. (http://www.pcsrepair.com/) I suggest purchasing a new phone though because it seems as if the water damage happened a while ago and it is extremely difficult to repair phones with old water damage.

Posted on Dec 26, 2006

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Well my dear friend this problem could have occured long time back but still you may try the cleaning the pcbs alone with distilled water and leave it under sun and never touch the lcd panel with water. and try under sun for two hot days and carefully wipe it with cotton swabs. even after this if the lcd does not light up better change the lcd and try... or else go in for a new one.

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Well there is a chance don,t open in sun site it will dry in salt water when it will dry the phone will be problem first u open the parts and clean it with cd lense cleaner in side the phone then start u r phone after 1 hours

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If it happened like a week ago, you could try to soak it in a special chemical.

Posted on Mar 08, 2007

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