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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Re: Display screen is backwards
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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the sugars in the coke & rye are going to eat the etchings on your PCBs. you will need to unplug unit, take back off & look at all circuitry to see where substance went. Clean it all off ( recommend using cotton swab & alcohol, not the Rye)
as you're cleaning look for any places where the etching is eaten through & you might try to bridge that circuitry,but as small as some of these are you will most likely have to replace the PCB. also once the corrosion starts you are not going to stop it. decide how many circuit boards & cables need to be replaced. You may find that it is not going to be cost effective.
LCD and plasma screens have a anti-glare coating or anti-reflective
coating. This is so any bright light doesn't reflect and wash out the
picture. It does help but it also makes cleaning the screen a bit of a
As this is a coating on glass it is actually possible to clean t off by
using the wrong cleaner. There are great glass cleaners out there but
most are chemically based and too aggressive. In other
words they attack the coating.
So what do you use? Paper towels, a drop of dish washing or
liquid soap and water. And you need to use a bit of a technique or you
will see smears or smudges on the screen.
You need to get two sheets of paper towels. One is your dry wipe. Wet
one with water. Then add a drop of liquid soap or detergent. Give it a
couple of gentle squeezes to distribute the soap. Then give it a bit
harder one to get rid of excess water. Depending on the coating you may
want a second piece that has only water and just damp not wet.
Now we clean the screen. First take the soapy towel and wipe down the
screen getting it wet. You don't want running water just enough to wet
the screen. If you have the soap right you will just see the odd bubble.
Once you have the screen wet, wait about 30 seconds and now scrub it
using the soapy towel with a circular motion. If there is
anything on the screen it should come off. If something is stubborn just
keep scrubbing it or use a fingernail to scratch it off and wipe with
the soapy after.
Now we need to get the soap off. If the screen dries and has streaks you
may need to use the wet un-soaped towel to wipe/rinse of
the soap before drying. To dry the screen we want to use the dry towel
and use large circular motions. Go over it once and turn it
over so the dry side is being used. Keep using those big round motions
and at the same time ease up of how hard you push the towel. The idea is
to have little pressure on the towel as you finish. That's
the trick to getting it streak free.
This takes a minute to do but lets you safely clean your display without
damaging the coatings. It also works on any glass surface.
sorry to say i think its toast but you can try taking out the battery and phone card cuz i droped mine in a glass of water and i had problems witht the screen at first but then i left it dry out also try putting the pieces in a bag of rice to dry it out but if it still doesnt work i think your just out of luck because the companies warnity doesnt cover water damage.
Well it depends on the type of screen you have in the phone. Some have edges that can split open and lose the fluid that projects the picture so your best bet is to just replace the phones screen, if every thing else works fine