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Has water damage, plugged to charger without battery turns on but screen still black, blow dryed it put it in rice nothing there any other way i could get this phone to turn back on please let me know.

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If your battery is showing a Red Strip it is probably unchargeable.
Try a to borrow a battery or go to a cell store and ask to use a battery, and just submerge it in rice for 3 or 4 days without the battery. the rice will absorb all the moisture but not in a few hours the longer the better.

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Hi could be the bord it self or just the lcd try to get spare parts from ebay just put the model number and you should get some cheap parts good luck.

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    open back and put phone in rice for 3 days after getting wet.....dont try to turn on for 3 days ..turning on prematurely will send uncontrolled short circuit or surge through boards destroying circuitry


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I was playing a game then suddenly my screen for the 5c faded away. it wont come back on and the only thing that works is SIRI, but i the screen stays black. how do i fix this?

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SOURCE: phone is wet please help!!!

Try to let the phone dry out by itself, set it on the window sill let it dry out for a little while, a lot of times water still gets down (internally) inside the phone, so it looks dry on the outside but it's still wet on the inside of the internal components. Try to let it dry out for a couple hours in the sunlight, caution, though, don't let the screen sit with direct sunlight bearing down on it.

I would caution on using the blowdryer, too hot of a setting can damage the internal components, so use the lowest setting possible. you can also try a low suction vacuum cleaner, also...

Ensure you:

Immediately take the battery out, and leave it out, water and electrical components don't mix.
Take out the sim card and attempt to dry it, just be careful with it because it's sensitive.

Let it sit next to a low heat source for a couple of days, periodically checking up on it. But I would'nt try to power it back up until you are confident that all the water is gone and evaporated out of the phone, otherwise you could fry the internal circuits and damage your phone.

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shorting out battery

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SOURCE: phone won't turn on at all

take the battery out then try again. If the battery isn't totally dead try turning the phone on and then plugging it in. It's happened to me before and sometimes it takes a few tries to get it to work but it should come on eventually.

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SOURCE: Doesn't turn on!!

I have the exact same problem with my E815 Motorola...only had a month or two, forgot to charge and battery went dead. Now moto screen comes on for about a second and dead? Try to get to boot loader, same thing...dead.....Bob

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