MY CELL PHONE GOT WET. I USED A BLOW DRYER AND PLACED IN A BOWL OF RICE FOR A FEW HOURS. THE PHONE WORKS BUT THE BACKLIGHT IS STAYS ON WHERE THE FLIP IS OPEN OR CLOSED. HOW CAN I MAKE THE BACKLIGHT GOT OFF (IF THAT IS POSSIBLE)?
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Re: BACKLIGHT STILL ON
How wet did it get? Was it submerged?
The backlight would normally shut off after a short idle period or when you close the cover. If it is staying on all the time after water damage then there is still water in a component (like a capacitor) or corrosion that has opened or shorted a circuit path somewhere confusing the phone. There is a good chance that corrosion will become worse and do more damage. New problems could arise any time in the next few days or few years.
If this were my phone I would disassemble it and clean it with rubbing alcohol, toothbrush, and air duster but there is some risk even for someone experienced. Also, microphones can be damaged by fluids including rubbing alcohol.
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Open the phone and remove the battery. Dab all internal surfaces with paper towel to remove as much moister as possible. Then use a hair dryer on medium heat to gently dry the phone completely. Make sure the battery is dry as well. Leave the phone open for a further half hour after drying and then put the battery back in and close the case. Switch on the phone, good luck.
What you need is a way to dry out the inside of your phone. It may take several days or a week and then it still might not work. I'd remove the battery, your network card and Sim card if you have one. Then place your phone in a bowl of white rice. With the phone completely covered by rice set it in a dry area, you might even want to place it where the sun can shine on the rice further helping the drying process. If this doesn't work, I'd try blowing it out with a hair dryer set with the Heat OFF. Then try returning it to the rice bowl. Good luck.
do not turn it on while it's wet. place the phone in a bowl of rice which should **** out all of the moisture after leaving it there for a few hours. wipe off any additional moisture u can as well. then attempt to restart the phone.
The first step is to leave your phone alone! DO NOT try to turn your wet
cell phone on. Turning on your wet phone can permanently damage the
Next step is find a bag of rice, preferably white. White rice can
absorbs the most water. Ensure that you have enough bag of rice to
completely submerge your wet cell phone.
Now, place your wet cell phone into the bag of rice. Place the phone in
the middle of the bag so that you can no longer see your wet cell phone.
Next, place your bag of rice in a dry and warm place. I left my bag of
rice in the back of my car on a hot day.
Leave your bag of rice to sit for several hours. I left my bag of rice
in the back of my car for 8 hours. After time has elapsed, you can
finally pull out your cell phone and try to turn on your phone.
Generally when an iPod gets wet it is ruined, however sometimes you can save the unit by getting a deep bowl and some dry rice. Place a nice layer or rice in the bottom of the bowl then place the iPod into that bowl cover with rice and let sit for at least twenty four hours, I recommend fourty eight though.
Hopefully this resolution will work for you. Best of luck.
I've used it once on an iPod video and once on a cell phone both worked after words. :-)
First of all, you never want to try to dry out an electronic device with a blow dryer. Hopefully you did not apply enough heat to damage any of the sensitive parts. You also never want to try to turn on an electronic device that has gotten wet. You should remove the battery immediately and dry off any water on the exterior of the device. Place the device in a bowl of rice for 24-48 hours. Many times this will pull out the moisture. I dropped my cell phone in the pool last week and it certainly saved me. You can also use Damp Rid or Silica gel if you happen to have them.
I would advise you not to remove the main screen. They are not made to be removed. My best advice would be to place the phone in a bowl of rice for 24 hours. I have had a similar water damage issue, and the bowl of rice trick fixed her up. DO NOT use a blow dryer for it though whatever you do. Hope i've helped!
I used a micro screw driver set that can be purchased at Home Depot. There are two hidden screws: one on the top piece where the display is and one on the bottom piece where the keyboard is. The hidden screw on the top piece is under a silver rubber circle at center bottom of piece. The hidden screw on the bottom piece is under a silver rubber water drop shape located by the antena. These rubber covers can be removed by wedging them out with a mirco flat screw driver or pin.