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Water damage Left phone in pocket and ran through washing machine.  Now the phone won't turn on.  I initially removed the battery and tried vacuuming out the moisture, and then allowing to dry in the sun for a couple days, to no avail.  At this point, I'm shopping for a new phone unless it can be fixed somehow.

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Water damaged phones do not get repaired. The electronics are way to sensitive. I recommend you go ahead and shop for the new phone.

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Ever dropped your cell phone in the sink, or even worse... the toilet? Did you ever leave it in your pocket and run it through the washer? Did you ever swim with your cell phone in your pocket? It usually means you have to replace your phone, but sometimes if you're fast, you can save the phone! It's not being wet that kills a cell phone, it's being on and wet at the same time. This can short the circuitry out. If you're able to turn your phone off before it fries, you may well be able to resuscitate your drowned phone!


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  1. Don't panic. Your phone will probably not be too damaged if you take it out of the water right away.
  2. 3Remove the battery. This is one of the most important steps. Don't take time to think about it; electricity and water do not mix. Cutting power to your phone is a crucial first step in saving it. Many circuits inside the phone will survive immersion in water provided they are not attached to a power source when wet.
  3. 4Try putting your cell phone, with battery removed, in an oven on warm and hold. The dry heat will dry that ish out in no time.
  4. 5Remove the SIM card if you have a GSM carrier, . Some or all of your valuable contacts (along with other data) could be stored on your SIM. To some people, this could be more worth saving than the phone itself. SIM cards survive water damage well, but some of the following steps are unnecessary i.e. don't heat it. Just pat it dry and leave it aside until you need to connect your phone to your cellular network. (This step does not apply to CDMA carriers such as Verizon, Alltel, US Cellular, Sprint, etc.)
  5. 6Dry your phone. You can put it in a bag of rice. Obviously you need to remove as much of the water as soon as possible, so you can save it from getting into the phone. Shake it out without dropping it, then use a towel or paper towel (ideally trying not to clog the wet paper in the gaps and grooves of the phone) to gently remove as much of the remaining water as possible. Dry the excess moisture by hand.
  6. 7Remove any covers and external connectors to open up as many gaps, slots, and crevices in the phone as possible.
  7. 8Use a vacuum cleaner if possible. Do not use a hair dryer (even on a "cold" mode) to dry out the phone, as this may force moisture further into the small components and likely melt them, deep inside the phone. If moisture is driven deeper inside, corrosion and oxidation may result when minerals from liquids are deposited on the circuitry. Using a hairdryer might be a temporary fix, but this will eventually cause component failure inside the phone. Instead, remove all residual moisture by drawing it away with a vacuum cleaner held over the affected areas for up to 20 minutes in each accessible area. This is the fastest method and can completely dry out your phone and get it working in thirty minutes (however, unless the exposure to water was extremely short, it's not recommended to attempt to turn your phone on this soon). Be careful not to hold the vacuum too close to the phone, as a vacuum can create static electricity, which is even worse.
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  9. 10Let the phone sit on absorbent towels, napkin, or other paper. Remember that the goal is to evacuate all the moisture and humidity, not to trap it or add even more. Check the absorbent material every hour for 4 to 6 hours. If moisture is evident, repeat the vacuuming step and desiccant steps.
  10. 11Test your phone. After you have waited a day or so, make sure everything is clean and looks dry, and re-attach the battery to the phone. Try turning it on. If your phone still does not work, try plugging it into its charger without the battery. If this works, you need a new battery. If not, try taking your cell phone to an authorized dealer. Sometimes they can fix it. Don't try to hide the fact that it has been wet. There are internal indicators that prove moisture.
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