Question about LG Vu CU920 Cellular Phone
Well i was goin swimmin with my girl and i was payin attention to her that i jumped in the pool with it in my pocket so when i got near the deep end she realized it on the bottom. I finally got a free sims card after losing my other phone a few days ago it happend yesterday so my mom is going to be pissed when she finds out!!! all it says now is Emergency Download so im prolly screwed because there is water in the touch screen part and it kinda looks like wet paper underneath so i do have a clue what to do about it!!!!!! help please
Ok. Heres what happened to me:
I forget my LG Vu (CU920) was in my pocket and I jumped in the pool. I was in the pool for about 10 minutes before I realized. It was full of water. I took the battery out as soon as I realized it. HERES HOW I FIXED IT!!!!!!!!!
Step 1- I took it home, removed the screws on the back panel, and removed it. Now the entire back casing was off.
Step 2- I put the phone and battery (separate) in a bowl of uncooked rice. Sounds crazy but this absorbs all of the water. I left it in there for 2 days.
Step 3- After 2 days, I put the battery back in and everything turned on. Only problem was there was a big bubble in my LCD screen. I then took the phone apart further by popping of the front casing of the phone. I then try to get underneath the LCD to air it out, but I accidentally broke the LCD screen (inside the phone...not plastic outer screen).
Step 4- I went online and purchased a new LCD screen for around $40 from a cel phone parts website. I got it and installed it which was not too hard. You just have to remove all the visible screws (i believe there are 6) from the back side. Then pop off the front cover and the rest is pretty obvious.
Step 5- Put it all back together and it all worked again!
Step 6- My battery soon died after of all this...Im guessing from the water damage. I bought a new one online for around 20 bucks. Now the phone is good as new.
All in all spent 60 bucks and revived the Vu from water damage!!!!!!!!!
Posted on Jul 17, 2009
Great to hear. I did the same thing - took my phone swimming. I pulled out the battery, sim, and sd card as soon as I could and laid it in the sun. There was still plenty of water in it so at home I took out the easy 4 screws and back cover and put it under a fan. I looked online for an LCD replacement guide (since you often have to pull the phone all the way apart to replace them) and found this great one http://www.lg-vu.com/index.php?topic=11748.0 . I have just opened it up and will put it all the pieces under a fan and under a heat lamp I have. tonight I will carefull wipe the internal face of the LCD screen and put it back together. I had changed the screen on my old Sony w580i and it was about as easy as this one was to open up. The w580i screen only cost about $15.
Posted on Jun 02, 2010
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