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Cell pjone water damage

How do I dry out a cell phone with water damage (no salt water).

my daughter put my phone in the dogs water. the outside screen is black and the inside screen is white. i cant get it to power on more than a split second. if i let everything dry for 24 hours will it work.?

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  • zenpilot May 19, 2008

    My wife sent my phone to the washer machine, and it stayed there for 20 min I guess. When she got it out I immediately took the batteries out and placed it in a bowl of uncooked rice. Do you think that placing the cell phone without opening in the rice it will absorb the moisture anyway? wouldn't it be better to open it? Do you know how to open it? It has 3 side screws, instead of the regular 4 ....Thanks!

  • Jvidso May 20, 2008

    Very little moisture made it's way into my phone. So little I did not know untill I took it to the dealer and they told me that a moisture sensor( I think it turns a differt color)in the phone showed that it had gotten wet thus would show some error and would not work. The phone was not submerged or droped in a wet area. Is there something that can be done

  • tomasena thomas May 20, 2008

    when i turn my phone on the front screen is black and the inside screen is white... i have tried taking the battery out and the sim card also

  • tomasena thomas May 20, 2008

    when i turn on my phone the outside screen is black and the inside is white

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Unfortunately it may be too late...the phone should have been turned off the battery should be taken out as soon as it was taken out of the water...this keeps circuits from shorting out...

BUT...it never hurts to try everything...

Place the phone in a sealed container full of uncooked rice, and leave it there for at LEAST 3 days...thats 72 hours of not powering it up...as tempting as it is to "check"

You have to give the rice time to draw out any moisture.

Hope this helps.

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