water damage

  1. SilverAngel
    Donut Jan 23, 2015

    SilverAngel , Jan 23, 2015 :
    I dropped my phone in water... like the bottom 1/8th of it. and my screen isn't turning on anymore. help me!! I love my phone and i'm ready to cry. i need help. I've read that rice isn't even that helpful.

  2. fgrhuhrg
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 23, 2015

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  3. SoniaB
    Nougat Head Moderator Jan 23, 2015

    SoniaB , Jan 23, 2015 :
    An uncooked bag of rice is your best bet at the moment. Put phone in a bag of rice and put it away in a dry place. Leave it for at least 24hrs. The longer you leave it the higher chance of it being totally dried out.


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  4. jamesleupold
    Cupcake Jan 23, 2015

    jamesleupold , Jan 23, 2015 :
    I'd suggest not trying to turn it off or on for 24 hours, and let it sit in a bag of rice for 24 hours. Worked for my sister's iPhone, hope that helps

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  5. Bill.canada.2014
    Gingerbread Jan 23, 2015

    Bill.canada.2014 , Jan 23, 2015 :
    plus keep it in a dry place. and dont turn it ON till a couple of days have passed

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  6. aspherical
    Jelly Bean Jan 23, 2015

    aspherical , Jan 23, 2015 :
    It may not help, but it's your only chance. Get it in rice as soon as possible.

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  7. macem29
    Jelly Bean Jan 23, 2015

    macem29 , Jan 23, 2015 :
    this is one of the drawbacks of not having a removable battery....
    best chance of getting the phone to work again is to pop off the
    back and take that battery out, then the rice routine

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  8. eva680
    Eclair Jan 24, 2015

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  9. Axara
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 24, 2015

    Axara , Jan 24, 2015 :
    Yep, above all don't turn it on, that might bust out the phone circuits and electronics and there will be no solution possible for you.
    However, I agree with people here, you should put your phone in a bowl (make sure that your phone is fully covered in rice), so that it absorbs each drop of water efficiently and properly dries out your phone!

    I'm confident your phone has a solution, the water didn't touch the whole phone so it should be fine with a little patience on your side. Just let the rice do its job ;)

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  10. AntMunny
    KitKat Jan 24, 2015

  11. woutdekruijf
    Cupcake Feb 5, 2015

    woutdekruijf , Feb 5, 2015 :
    I dropped my OPO in the water fully, I couldn't get it repaired but they provided me with a new invite. :)

  12. 404again
    Froyo Feb 5, 2015

    404again , Feb 5, 2015 :
    That's almost insulting, but i'm glad you're happy to buy another one just to drop it again.

    Hoping they use a water resistant nanocoating process for the 2.

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  13. dizzle16
    Jelly Bean Feb 5, 2015

  14. erzengelsachiel
    KitKat Feb 5, 2015

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    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 5, 2015

  16. Wisming
    Eclair Feb 5, 2015

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  17. rohanprashanth
    Cupcake Feb 15, 2015

    rohanprashanth , Feb 15, 2015 :
    Long story short... I dropped my new Oneplus One in water... like really deep. After taking it out... it vibrates for like 5-10 min and then goes dead... did the rice trick but no luck so far. I have picture here and I guess the orange strip at the 3.5 mm jack is the water damage indicator... can any one of you guys confirm this?

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  18. MrIanB
    Jelly Bean Feb 15, 2015

  19. rohanprashanth
    Cupcake Feb 16, 2015

  20. J.Pinkman
    Jelly Bean Feb 16, 2015