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Display screen is backwards

I dropped my phone in a rye&coke, dried it out, worked great after that. I later dropped it in a glass of water, worked great for a short time, and now my display screen is backwards. I have to use a mirror to read my text messages. Is the phone toast?

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  • Lutzy105 Apr 19, 2008

    LOL.. rye&coke is my preference as well. It's been about 2 weeks since it had a bath in water, a short time after I dried the phone out and got it working is when the screen started inverting everything. Typically I would power it off or pull the battery and it would work again. Now it doesn't seem to want to recover from it. Anyway I appreciate the help, and I let it sit for a few days.



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Sounds like the LCD is missing a signal getting to it. One of the signal lines is either damaged, possibly still has a small amount of liquid on it and is getting a bunch of resistance it shouldn't be.

Open the phone up, and let it sit and dry fully for a few days.

You could always try dropping it back into the rye & coke, it seemed to prefer that to water =0)

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    Peter Thompson Apr 19, 2008

    By the sounds of it, if only this phone could talk.. The tales it could tell of its many adventures, both above and below sea level =)

    If it makes you feel better, I had to fix a phone damaged like this, not once, not twice, but 4 times. The "lady" in question kept dropping into into the toilet at nighclubs. Gloves on for that job =)



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