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Razr liquid damage

On my Razr. Was briefly wet. liquid damage dot is red. It starts up with message "Insert SIM" even though SIM is inserted. Is able to make 911 call. If I try to charge it says "Unable to charge". I have dried it next to heater for a coupkle of weeks without result. Is there any hope?

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As for the "Insert Sim" problem, I might be able to help. My daughter put my phone in the toilet. Yes the toilet and I was getting the same "insert sim" message. THen I saw online a suggestion to take out the sim and battery and put the phone in the refridgerator. I know it sounds crazy but it dried out my phone VERY QUICKLY. It sucks out the humidity in the phone. IMPORTANT: The website I read said to make sure that you use the fridge and not the freezer. It will hurt your LCD. And to only put the phone in for 15 min and then take it out and back in for 15 and then out again. WHy, I don't know. But I did it this way and it worked.

Posted on Oct 03, 2007


Well i just read your suggestion and i don't know what flex pad connectors are, but i'm assuming that they're the hinges that flips your phone open and closed. anyways, i kept half way closing it, still able to view the lcd screen, and i noticed it would change from "unable to charge" to "charging"!!!! so i don't know what was going on or what happened to make this crap happen. now is this normal for water damage? i live in north carolina and it's been 108 degrees with, like 60% humidity. could water in the atmosphere possibly damage the circuitry of cell phones? well, my phone is charging...for now. I can't live without my phone!

Posted on Aug 10, 2007


If you are handy - open the phone and clean the flex pad connectors with a cotton swab and a little bit of isopropyl alcohol.

Posted on Jan 11, 2007

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