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Water damage on samsung sgh-a737

It got wet and dried for a short amount of time before we had put the battery back in. it only displays a constant DOWNLOAD across the screen how can i reset or restore it for use?

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    same here the download screen went away but now the keyboard isnt responding, or is resonding incorrectly (I.E. whenever i press 7 it comes up 8)

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    same problem

  • ashay44 Mar 18, 2009

    even i have same problem....constant download on the screen when i connect the battery. The cellphone didnt got too wet, it was just touched by wet hands...I tried to heat it up by warm air blower...but that aint working....what should i do now..

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    put my phone through the wash took it out let it dry for bout ten minutes wile i researched if it was completely gone found out bout download and put the battery back in and that's what i get the blue box with red line and white DOWNLOAD in the middle


  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    i have the same problem i rolled in wet grass with my jeans and they barely got wet

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I had the same problem, when download came up i charged my phone. then i took out the battery and put back in and turned on. it worked but some buttons did not. so i pressed hard till it could recieve it and it did and now its fixed!

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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The best thing to do to get the water out is set your phone in a baggie or container full of dried rice. it doesnt matter what kind of rice either

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In worst case scenario, and you can still view your contacts, copy the non-responsive number from an old contact and dial from there.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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