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I am very surprised no one has answered this.

Do not turn phone on, take apart as much as you feel conformable with (battery open any query sliders etc...)...and, let it dry out....could take a while...there are some "dry fast tips" all over the web yet, I have always gotten a completely dunked phone (several) to operate...not as well and a couple were off and on again...but...your chances are food the phone will operate...give it lots of time...

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No display after water damage


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Immediately remove the phone from the water,turn off the cell phone remove the battery and SIM card. When you have driedthe cell phone by putting in a warm sunny place for several days or in front ofa warm fan heater for several hours then reassemble the phone. Hopefully itwill work properly but if does not work then it is faulty and you need a newcell phone.

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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!

The next thing to do if you drop your cell phone in water is to remove the battery immediately without even hesitating to turn off the power. Dry the batter with a towel and set aside to dry thoroughly. The battery itself may or may not work again, fortunately batteries can be replaced fairly inexpensively. Even if the battery does work, it is a good idea to get a new one.

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.

If you drop your cell phone in a beverage or in salt water, rinse the phone off with fresh water once you have removed the battery. Once you drop the phone in water, the additional rinsing will not do further damage, however, minerals or other materials will.

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%.

Once your phone is clean, leave it in a warm dry area or near an air conditioner for three days before you attempt to replace the battery and turn it on. This is very important, because although you may think that you have thoroughly dried it, the slightest moisture can react with the battery and cause it to short circuit. If droped your cell phone in water, and want to save it, resist the temptation of turning it on to see if it is working until you have waited at least 72 hours.

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Immediately remove the phone from the water,turn off the cell phone remove the battery and SIM card. When you have driedthe cell phone by putting in a warm sunny place for several days or in front ofa warm fan heater for several hours then reassemble the phone. Hopefully itwill work properly but if does not work then it is faulty and you need a newcell phone.

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Nokia 5233 water dameg dade


Immediately remove the phone from the water,turn off the cell phone remove the battery and SIM card. When you have driedthe cell phone by putting in a warm sunny place for several days or in front ofa warm fan heater for several hours then reassemble the phone. Hopefully itwill work properly but if does not work then it is faulty and you need a newcell phone.

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My cell dropped in water, what to do?


Wet Cell Phone
Immediately remove the phone from the water,turn off the cell phone remove the battery and SIM card. When you have driedthe cell phone by putting in a warm sunny place for several days or in front ofa warm fan heater for several hours then reassemble the phone. Hopefully itwill work properly but if does not work then it is faulty and you need a newcell phone.

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Remove The Phone From The Water

The first step is to remove the phone from the water as soon as possible. The less time the phone spends submerged, the greater chance it has of being saved. The plastic covers that come with cell phones do provide some protection, but it takes a mere twenty seconds or less for water to get through these barriers and start causing damage to your phone.

Once you pull the phone from the water, remove the battery immediately. Cutting power is a crucial step when attempting to save a wet cell phone. There are many circuits inside cell phones that can survive getting wet, but only if they are not attached to a power source.

If your cell phone comes with a SIM card, remove it promptly. Do not heat the card, simply pat it dry with a soft towel, and put it aside until the rest of your phone is dry and back to working order. The good news is that SIM cards recover well from water damage. If for some reason, your phone doesn't survive the accident but the SIM card does, there are plenty of places that sell unlocked cell phones. Simply place your SIM chip into the new phone and go.

Salt Water Accident

Please take note; if your phone was submerged in salt water, you must rinse it in fresh water before the drying process begins. Even after the phone is dry, crystals can form and continue to cause damage and erosion.
Let Your Phone Dry

The next step you must take to save a wet cell phone is to allow the phone to dry. A great method in providing an optimum drying environment is to set the phone on the vent found on the back of a television set or cable box. The low heat emitted will gently dry your cell phone. Another trick to help speed drying is to place the phone in a bowl of dry rice. This will help draw out the moisture. You can also try placing the phone in a plastic baggie with a few silica packs that come in purchases such as shoes and electronics. Silica, like rice, absorbs moisture.

The important part of the drying process is to place the phone uncovered, in a warm, dry place and allow the moisture to evaporate completely. Another alternative is to place the phone on an air conditioner. The cold air will not damage the phone and the air from an air conditioner is very dry allowing the water to evaporate quickly.

Drying should take approximately three days at which time you can check to make sure the phone is clean and dry. It is at this time that you can re attach the battery and check if the phone works. If it doesn't, wait a few more days and try again. If the phone still doesn't work, take it to your local dealer, they may be able to repair it. Be prepared; getting a cell phone wet will void your warranty and most cell phones are equipped with a water damage indicator so the dealer will know the phone has been H2O compromised.

Alternative Drying Methods

There is an alternative way to save a wet cell phone that includes an alcohol soak. Alcohol is hygroscopic which means that it attracts water. Soaking your phone in denatured alcohol, or a 95% alcohol solution (regular rubbing alcohol is about 75%), soaks up all the water in the phone. When the liquid is dumped out, only alcohol, which will evaporate, remains. Make sure that the alcohol you use is denatured with only methanol as the chemicals found in other types can be damaging. This kind of alcohol can be purchased at your local hardware store. The alcohol soak may work best for phones that have been damaged by salt water or other liquids such as coffee.

Battery Caution

When attempting to save a wet cell phone, make sure you do not heat the battery as it could leak or even explode. Lithium-ion batteries are especially sensitive. In addition, many cell phones have plastic parts that can melt. Above all, do not try to save a wet cell phone by placing it in a microwave. You will destroy the electronic components and possibly the microwave in the process.

The above steps will help to save a wet cell phone, but be prepared. Often the phone will survive but the battery will not and the purchase of a new one may be in order. Good Luck!

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Hello,

What to do is this,

Unscrew the phone,
Get a Methylated spirit and a brush,
Bring out the board of the phone and use the methylated spirit to brush off remaining water on phone.
Keep under heat to dry off,
After board is dried, fix it back and screw back phone.

Am sure after doing this phone will work well.
But if phone still doesn't work ,that means water has damage some component inside the phone.
You will need to consult a phone technician for assistance.
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I went in the sea with my phone in my pocket yesterday this was yesterday is there any hope 4 my g1?


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Follow these procedure to save or revive your phone, remove Cell Phone from Water: Time is of the essence when it comes to saving a fixing a submerged cell phone, as soon as you see your phone in water, remove it quickly! Every second matters do this step quick.

Saving the Battery: In order to save the battery on your cell phone after it's been wet, quickly take the battery out of the phone as soon as you take it out of the water. Buy doing this you will ensure that minimal damage is done to your battery.

Drying the Phone Out: Quickly shake your cell phone to get all of the water out and reach for the paper towels. Press down on your cell phone to make sure all of the excess water has come out. If you have accessories such as cell phone covers, take them off promptly otherwise water will still be stuck in your phone.

Saving your Info: If your cell phone takes a SIM card, quickly remove it before the phone dries. While you may still loose some of your information, you won't lose it all if you take the SIM card out of your cell phone in time

.Removing Excess Moisture: To remove the unseen moisture in your cell phone you will need to cover it with either Desiccant gel packs or rice. Desiccant gel packs can sometimes be found when purchasing brand new shoes or clothes. Make sure your cell phone is completely covered with either one of these for up to 3 hours.

Vacuuming: Take your vacuum hose and place it up to 4 inches away from your cell phone with it on. While this won't remove all of the water, it will certainly eliminate the big spots of water damage.

Turing the Phone On: After allowing your cell phone to sit a day or two with the power off, turn it on to see if it works. More than likely if you followed these steps as soon as your phone was submerged, it will cut on. If not, you will have to purchase a new cell phone because the one you have can't be saved.

Take care.

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Hello,

Follow these procedure to save or revive your phone, remove Cell Phone from Water: Time is of the essence when it comes to saving a fixing a submerged cell phone, as soon as you see your phone in water, remove it quickly! Every second matters do this step quick.

Saving the Battery: In order to save the battery on your cell phone after it's been wet, quickly take the battery out of the phone as soon as you take it out of the water. Buy doing this you will ensure that minimal damage is done to your battery.

Drying the Phone Out: Quickly shake your cell phone to get all of the water out and reach for the paper towels. Press down on your cell phone to make sure all of the excess water has come out. If you have accessories such as cell phone covers, take them off promptly otherwise water will still be stuck in your phone.

Saving your Info: If your cell phone takes a SIM card, quickly remove it before the phone dries. While you may still loose some of your information, you won't lose it all if you take the SIM card out of your cell phone in time

.Removing Excess Moisture: To remove the unseen moisture in your cell phone you will need to cover it with either Desiccant gel packs or rice. Desiccant gel packs can sometimes be found when purchasing brand new shoes or clothes. Make sure your cell phone is completely covered with either one of these for up to 3 hours.

Vacuuming: Take your vacuum hose and place it up to 4 inches away from your cell phone with it on. While this won't remove all of the water, it will certainly eliminate the big spots of water damage.

Turing the Phone On: After allowing your cell phone to sit a day or two with the power off, turn it on to see if it works. More than likely if you followed these steps as soon as your phone was submerged, it will cut on. If not, you will have to purchase a new cell phone because the one you have can't be saved.

Take care.

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Water damage how can i try an fix it? on a samsung gravity 2


Hello,

Follow these procedure to save or revive your phone, remove Cell Phone from Water: Time is of the essence when it comes to saving a fixing a submerged cell phone, as soon as you see your phone in water, remove it quickly! Every second matters do this step quick.

Saving the Battery: In order to save the battery on your cell phone after it's been wet, quickly take the battery out of the phone as soon as you take it out of the water. Buy doing this you will ensure that minimal damage is done to your battery.

Drying the Phone Out: Quickly shake your cell phone to get all of the water out and reach for the paper towels. Press down on your cell phone to make sure all of the excess water has come out. If you have accessories such as cell phone covers, take them off promptly otherwise water will still be stuck in your phone.

Saving your Info: If your cell phone takes a SIM card, quickly remove it before the phone dries. While you may still loose some of your information, you won't lose it all if you take the SIM card out of your cell phone in time

.Removing Excess Moisture: To remove the unseen moisture in your cell phone you will need to cover it with either Desiccant gel packs or rice. Desiccant gel packs can sometimes be found when purchasing brand new shoes or clothes. Make sure your cell phone is completely covered with either one of these for up to 3 hours.

Vacuuming: Take your vacuum hose and place it up to 4 inches away from your cell phone with it on. While this won't remove all of the water, it will certainly eliminate the big spots of water damage.

Turing the Phone On: After allowing your cell phone to sit a day or two with the power off, turn it on to see if it works. More than likely if you followed these steps as soon as your phone was submerged, it will cut on. If not, you will have to purchase a new cell phone because the one you have can't be saved.

Take care.

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