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Old October 11th, 2012, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Nexus bath - what's likely damaged?

My Galaxy Nexus took a quick bath, so obviously i need a new phone.

I'm wondering what parts are likely to get damaged in an instance like this ... mainly i'm wondering if it's possible to grab a Nexus with a busted screen on Ebay and swap the busted screen with the one i have now?

or is it highly likely there are components that are unremovable from the screen that were water damaged?

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Old October 11th, 2012, 02:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like there are screen controller chips directly on the screen board.

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Its a gamble but if you can find one cheap enough, it may work.
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Old October 11th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Are you sure you need a new phone? Did you dry the phone out? Remove the battery and put it in a bag of raw rice. I dropped my old phone in the toilet. It was only submerged a few seconds. Worked fine after drying it out.
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I accidentally took my nexus swimming. for several deep seconds. Upon realizing it, I took the battery out, put in a bag of raw rice overnight and it was fine after that. I did end up getting a new one under warranty later though for different reasons.
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