Question about Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Smartphone

1 Answer

I was at my friends house and i pulled out my phone it bounced off the floor and into a pool. The phone must of been in there for about 5 - 10 seconds max before i got it out. The lights just turned on when it was wet and when water was in the screen but now when it's dry it wont even turn on. What should i do? :S

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,188 Answers

You should have immediately removed the battery and let it dry in a bag of rice (uncooked!) for a few days before turning it on.

Try drying it completely and take it to claim for warranty (if there is left). Its highly unlikely though, because there is a sticker inside to detect water damage but worth a try.

The next option would be to get it repaired. If the cost is nearer to a new phone, better buy a new one. But the data on phone memory will be lost in this case.

Posted on Aug 08, 2010

  • 2 more comments 
  • chrischoas Aug 08, 2010

    In a bag of rice to soak up all the moisture? If i was claiming on it what damage would i say rather than water?

  • Adnan Bhatti
    Adnan Bhatti Aug 08, 2010

    Yes to soak the water. Silica gel would be better if you can get it from a pharmacy.

    If wish to claim for warranty, try making up a story like, "Sir, I forgot my phone home and when I returned, it wasn't working" If they find out its damaged by water (by the sticker), try convincing them by saying it must be only sweat coz you carry it in you pocket at the gym. Its only a try though. Those guys are hard to fool. If you're lucky they may take your word and replace/repair it.

  • Adnan Bhatti
    Adnan Bhatti Aug 08, 2010

    and remember that damage by sweat is also like damage by water and not covered by warranty either so use this excuse cautiously.

  • chrischoas Aug 08, 2010

    Thanks for the idea im using the rice idea but i think from researching on the internet that taking it to a phone shop might save some money because apparently if it just doesn't turn on it could just be the battery, as oppose to if it turns out and nothing that the phone is broken :S



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why is the pump pulling water but blowing air as well as water in the pool?

look for small crack in strainer housing or missing o-ring on cover , i use a eye dropper of blue dye on outside !! of strainer housing , a quick look at pool return and you'll see where the crack is , dry out housing 1st but superglue has saved many a cracked strainer from replacemnet

May 08, 2014 | Pentair "Pentair" In Ground Pool Pump ...

1 Answer

Instructions easy set

Not sure what your asking, have this pool and know the ground under pool must be LEVEL. fill up pool with 6-8 in make sure bottom is flat and rings are pulled out so that there are no creases in floor. Hope that helped

Feb 10, 2012 | Intex 15' X 42" Easy Set Pool Complete...

1 Answer

Lochinvar model ER152. The control module keeps bouncing from "Pool mode prepurge" to "pool mode ignition". I hear a click like it's trying to star up then it repeats itself. The spark...

This sounds like a problem with the gas supply. It could have a clogged orifice causing the problem. Make sure the gas is turned on and the gas valve in the heater is turned on. Pull the gas orifices and make sure there are no spider webs in them.

Nov 01, 2017 | Lochinvar ENERGYRITE 150K BTU NATURAL GAS...

1 Answer

Henry brushes seem to catch in the carpet when pulling-will the brushes soften and make it easier to use as it makes the head bounce of the floor a bit when pulling making it harder work to vacuum?

There is a "see-saw" type switch on top of the cleaning head (the part that you push across the floor). This raises and lowers the brushes according to the type of floor you are vacuuming. Move this switch to the other postion and you will find that it runs over the carpet more smoothly.

Nov 05, 2010 | Henry Vacuums

1 Answer

I have a water leak from where motor meets the housing (housing gasket) even after I replaced it (housing gasket). I don't notice any crack in casing. What did I do wrong?

Your seal plate could be warped or check for dirt at the base of the housing when you take it apart also check the brass gromets the six bolts screw into on the main housing. If these are pulled out at all you will need to replace the housing.

Jun 26, 2010 | AO Smith Pool Pump Motor Hayward Swimming...

1 Answer

My aqua bug does not stay on the floor of the pool it comes off of the floor and gets pulled around the pool by the hose and i hav submerged it in water before hooking it up

If the pool cleaner is not staying properly sealed to the floor, it is very possible that it is a problem with the water flow. Make sure that you have adequate flow (clean all of your baskets, filter, and throat of the cleaner). You will also want to make sure the the pool cleaners shoes and wings are not worn or damaged. Replace them if necessary.

May 14, 2010 | Hayward Aquabug Above Ground Pool Cleaner...

1 Answer

My Hayward Super II Pool Pump isn't priming. The motor will start, and hum for a few seconds but then it just shuts off. The motor will try again after a minute or two only to shut off again. The cycle...

Pull the six bolts on the back of the pump and pull the motor and pump housing back. remove the difuser and try spinning the impeller. If it wont spin you may need a new motor. If you pull the wires. You can find a motor shop in your phone book and they can rebuild it for you usually for about 100 bucks. Or replace it with new for a lot cheaper than what your talking. Good luck.

Mar 25, 2010 | Hayward Pool Products Hayward Super II...

1 Answer

Vibrating machine

have you check your floor..if floor is weak the hold area around unit will vibrate,,,easy test,,,stand in front of unit and bounce your body up and down things moving,,,weak floor,,cheapest fix..get a piece of pluss carpet and make 1 piece over all for legs,,when unit settles in thick carpet that will stop bouncing and noise

Dec 09, 2008 | Maytag MAH8700A Front Load Washer

6 Answers

The machine rocks so bad my wife had to turn it off

When I went to buy mine I asked about the bouncing and shaking and he said alot of times people do not take the nuts and bolts off the back that allows the drum to move properly causing it to move etc. There is a pic on the back that shows you were to remove them.

May 11, 2008 | Samsung WF337AA Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Key bounced off the keyboard.

if its been popping off for a while, the best thing would be super glue... if you dont think you've put it on correctly, take it to your local PC store (they should do it for free, or want like 5,10 bucks), or you can buy a new keyboard.

Jun 13, 2006 | Fujitsu LifeBook T4020 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Smartphone Logo

92 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nokia Cell Phones Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18425 Answers


Level 3 Expert

782 Answers

Are you a Nokia Cell Phone Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides