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Water damage My mobile phone has sustained water damage and I would like to fix it. What happens to a phone when it is water damaged and what exactly is it that fails. I've read up on it a bit a found that the varistors tend to fail in order to protect the main components. Is this always the fault caused by water damage ? If not water other faults may occur, and how best is it to fault find it ?

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Odds are you are wasting your time. Most of the time when phones get wet they either have power on or the person turns it on when they wrongly believe it to be dry inside and short more than one circuit. The components are so small that unless you have access to a mico solderer and the diagnostic software for that phone I would not bother. When phones with water damaged are sent in to refurb/insurance centers they are usually scrapped. Its just not cost effective. If you decide to try good luck, but don't get your hopes to high or spend a great deal of time on it.

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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.
Take care.

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