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LCD lights up, but is blank when i open the flip

I dropped my phone in water a week ago. i dried it out and replaced the battery. it works, but i am unable to view the anything on the lcd screen. when i open the phone, it lights up, but it's blank. i have another v265 phone that is not working, but the lcd screen might still work....can i just replace the lcd screen from the other phone?

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Re: LCD lights up, but is blank when i open the flip

Yeah that is possible. make sure you know what you are doing and don't damage the working LCD screen it might just be easier to replace the whole cuircuit board that the LCD screen is on.

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What To Do if I Drop My Cell Phone in Water?

The small convenient size of cell phones unfortunately also makes these electronics accident-prone, especially when it comes to water. If you drop your cell phone in water it is often possible to salvage it. If you drop your cell phone in water, you may have only seconds to retrieve it, so you need to act fast even if it means retrieving it from the toilet!

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After you have removed the battery, dry off the cell phone with an absorbent towel as best as you can. Use cotton swabs to soak up water in crevices and on any fragile, exposed circuits. It is also helpful to disassemble it if you can and let all the parts dry separately. Just be sure that you know how to put it back together. If it is a flip or sliding cell phone, leave it open.

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If you drop your cell phone in liquid that isn’t pure water, you may want to try giving it an alcohol bath. The alcohol will displace minerals and microscopic substances as well as aiding in the evaporation of the fluid. If it is available, you should use an alcohol concentration of 95% rather than rubbing alcohol that usually contains only 70%.

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