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Old February 26th, 2010, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Phone got wet, now won't turn on :(

i rooted my phone, put smoked glass on it, got all excited it was great,
im walking home today and it somehow slipped out of my jacket into a nice little puddle about 2 inches deep. ******* snow. obviously theres a problem, i got home dried it off put it on, and the Motorola symbol pops up for a second but then goes blank :[ i tried booting into recovery, worked :]. so i figure im in the clear, when i come home from the movies ill unroot it send it back no biggie.

now heres my problem, i come start it up, and it doesnt start up :[ screen wont turn on :[ plug the phone in nothing happens :[ just the white charging light goes on :[

what should i do? im thinking hit it with a hammer and say it was an accident to insurance, but could i wait it out in hopes of it turning on?

pllease help me

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Old February 27th, 2010, 12:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not too familiar with the insurance policies, but if you dropped your phone, wouldn't that be covered under insurance anyways?
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Old February 27th, 2010, 12:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes..but if the phone dries out in transit back to them and they see it's rooted..its not covered.

To the OP..you could let it dry in a warm dry place overnight..like over a heater vent..and see if it revives. Take the battery out though. If that doesn't work, run it over with your car or something. .but not a hammer..too obvious lol.



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Old February 27th, 2010, 12:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds like potential water damage. Check out this Phandroid Article. It explains how do use rice to revive your phone. I'd try this before anything else.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 12:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes..but if the phone dries out in transit back to them and they see it's rooted..its not covered.

To the OP..you could let it dry in a warm dry place overnight..like over a heater vent..and see if it revives. Take the battery out though. If that doesn't work, run it over with your car or something. .but not a hammer..too obvious lol.



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Placing it somewhere warm will only cause condensation. See my previous post, please.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 01:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You should try putting it in a bowl of uncooked rice
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Old February 27th, 2010, 01:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I have already said that...
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Ouch! I feel for you man. Hope you get your phone working or replaced.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 09:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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alright thanks for the tips, its been a day later and i can get my phone started up :] it still goes only as far as the motorola screen, then nothing, then into bootloader. but still it starts up, this morning i got into my sprecovery and installed the update.zip unroot and i really have no idea if it worked, sprecovery still comes up and im stuck again :[

now my computer doesnt read it as a usb device :[ ****. so any advice?

EDIT: i just drowned it in rice, wish me luck
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Old February 27th, 2010, 10:06 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Old February 27th, 2010, 10:28 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Don't break it i'm pretty sure if you get water damage you got to pay a $100 deductible to the insurance company with sprint.
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Uncooked rice is a good idea, just takes a while. It acts as a dessicant. The other thing you can do is take it apart, battery door, and battery off and put it on top of the fridge overnight and we if it helps. Good luck
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Old February 27th, 2010, 10:44 AM   #13 (permalink)
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well i doubt the rice will work because i let it sit overnight and i blewdry it a little bit last night as well, but why not, if anything hammer + droid + video camera = nexus one video contest. riight? haha
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Old February 27th, 2010, 04:17 PM   #14 (permalink)
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well i doubt the rice will work because i let it sit overnight and i blewdry it a little bit last night as well, but why not, if anything hammer + droid + video camera = nexus one video contest. riight? haha
that would be hilarious!
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You could try the method in this thread to get it back to bone-stock, since it seems to be allowing you to install from recovery :
http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-droid/47349-now-you-can-live-without-fear-bricking.html

Of course flashing the .sbf doesn't require recovery as it may have sounded like I suggested.. BUT at least if this works(and the phone still does not boot), when you send it back it will be bone-stock software-wise.
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Two days dipped in rice and my droid is not waking up :,(
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Uncooked rice is a good idea, just takes a while. It acts as a dessicant. The other thing you can do is take it apart, battery door, and battery off and put it on top of the fridge overnight and we if it helps. Good luck

so that's why people put rice in salt shakers
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