Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy Precedent

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Rukbat

test: Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old June 9th, 2012, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Straight Talks Galaxy Precedent went swimming in a lake.

I went swimming in a fresh water lake last week with my phone in my back pocket. I took the battery out, shook as much water as I could out of it then soaked it in rice, then damp rid for a week. I bought a new battery and started it up yesterday. The screens are hard to move and the audio on my music and ringtones don't work. Also my camera doesn't work. Is there anything else I can do to fix this.

blondi1026 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old June 9th, 2012, 06:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
Beware The Milky Pirate!
El Presidente's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Scotland
Posts: 27,268
Device(s): Xperia Z1, Nexus 7 3G, HTC One X, SGS3 Mini
Carrier: EE

Thanks: 14,350
Thanked 16,351 Times in 8,750 Posts

If it's been drying for that long and it's still not functioning correctly, it looks as though it's lost unfortunately, sorry.
Site Rules & Guidelines / Staff List / Ask the Staff
Want to bring naughty posts to our attention? Use:
Be respectful to each other - That's what we're all about.
El Presidente is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to El Presidente For This Useful Post:
blondi1026 (June 9th, 2012)
Old June 9th, 2012, 06:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
AF Addict
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fayetteville, NC, USA
Gender: Male
Posts: 10,401
Device(s): Note3 running X-Note 4.3 in Safestrap Stock slot.
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 16
Thanked 2,880 Times in 2,640 Posts

Leaving it wet as long as you did, especially with dirty water, started a lot of corrosion going. (Also there are microorganisms in lake water that will eat various things in your phone, like the conformal coating on the printed circuit.) This won't help you, but if you get a phone wet, the first thing you do is remove the battery as you toss it into a bowl of rubbing alcohol, then swish it madly so that the alcohol gets to every spot any water might have touched. You should already have a good relationship with your local cellphone tech. Bring the bowl, alcohol and all, to the tech and let him take it from there. Alcohol is hygroscopic - it absorbs the water. Rice may absorb almost all the water, but the chemicals remain - and do the damage. H2O doesn't damage a phone, the stuff dissolved in it and living in it does.

A few seconds with power running through the phone (if the battery is in the phone, current is running through it) and electrolysis starts setting in. That's really all the time you have.

Your phone, at this point, is just going to get worse and worse, as more things start to fail. Sorry.
blondi1026 likes this.
Rukbat is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Rukbat For This Useful Post:
blondi1026 (June 9th, 2012), El Presidente (June 9th, 2012)
Old November 13th, 2012, 11:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
Prepaidguy9081's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 670
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 111
Thanked 53 Times in 51 Posts

Yes rice is a myth, alcohol is the best solution. Take it from an electrition.
Prepaidguy9081 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Samsung Galaxy Precedent
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The Samsung Galaxy Precedent is an entry level device for Straight Talk. Unlike some of it's Galaxy S cousins, you wont find some of the higher end "Galaxy S" features and it doesn't have the familiar TouchWhiz interface seen on s... Read More

Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy Precedent
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:15 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.