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Wet g1 my G1 got wet. can i replace screen or do i have to purchase a new one?

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  • daisym94 Mar 09, 2009

    Thank you but i wished i would of known about this trick in the beginning..i dont know if it's even worth it to try it now..i am looking aroung now to see where i can have my phone fixed...all it needs is the backlight, other then that the phone works wonderfully...

    Again thanks

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Chances are you'll have to buy a new one but there a couple of things you can do to avoid that.

1st make sure you do NOT plug the phone in. That's the quickest way to kill it for sure.

2nd remove the battery, SIM card and memory card then place phone in a bowl of uncooked white rice up to 24 hours. (I've never tried this myself but have been told it works pretty well)

Last is to put it back together and give it a try. If it's still not working, it's time to buy an new one.

Goodluck!

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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