I accidentally washed my LG VX5300 cell phone a day and a half ago. I've dried it out, as far as I can tell without taking it apart (leaving it open and in the sun, taking the battery out, leaving it plugged into the wall and on to keep it warm so that the water evaporates). However, as soon as I unplug it from the wall charger, it runs out of power. It charges in seconds as well. Whenever I try to call someone, it loses connection just as the answerer picks up, even though before I washed it, it connected fine. Please help...
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Re: I accidentally washed my LG VX5300, please help.
When electronics get wet, they MUST be taken apart as soon as possible and dried out. It probably has some wet areas inside that may have fried some connections. Water or corrosion by the water have short circuited something inside. There is still hope I hope to either take it apart and inspect and clean the corrosion off of all electronics or take it to an electronics shop and get them to do it.
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This is a common problem when the actual LCD display makes poor contact with the circuit board. Happens a lot when the phones get wet. The fix is to disassemble the phone and remove the LCD display and check for and clean any problems on the contact ribbon. Usually a job for a well trained service tech. It would be cheaper to toss the phone and get a new one.
That is a 50/50 hit or miss thing. Some systems can function after they are dried. you can even place it in a warm spot like by a heater to help dry it better but there is no guarantee it will work or continue to work after a few days, weeks, or even months.
i have seen phones last til the end of their usage after drying and i have personally had units last only 2 months after that much water but for a shorter time was put on them.
in short, drying it out and letting it go for a day or 2 will nto hurt it but there is no guarentee that it will work. also you will not get a replacement via warranty or accidental from almost all manufactures and carriers. there are water detectors in the units that change color like to pink when contacted with water.
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you can take the battery and the back off the device and place in completely submerged in a bag of white rice and leave it in there for 1 to 2 days this will help absorb the moisture, this should fix it if the water did not damage the circut boards if the water damaged the circut boards then the device is fried
you are lucky this time your phone is working tis time your phone is working and there is no way you can get your screen back but remember next timeif your phone goes through wash do not start it immediately let dry for atleast 3 days or else if you start it short circuit takes place for.now get a new phone for yourself
If you haven't already, try removing the battery while the phone is still on....this is called a "hard reset" and can often help resolve "glitchy" performance. You could also try Over The Air (OTA)programming if your service provider offers it. Verizon's OTA number to dial is *228, then choose option 1 when prompted. If that doesn't help, you may try taking it to a store to have the phone "flashed", where you get upgraded software version or have the same version reinstalled to resolve any corruption of existing phone software.
If NONE of these suggestions help, considering replacing the phone, either through warranty exchange, phone insurance program, or upgrade purchase.