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  1. scott_j_g

    scott_j_g New Member

    Hi All

    My friend has a problem with her Galaxy s3, It will not hold charge. From 100% battery life it will die within an hour tops. A new battery has been purchased and its still the same which leads me to believe the issue is elsewhere. Is there any circuitry within the phone that could be causing this issue? The phone did have slight water damage a few months ago and I'm sure it is related to that however everything in the phone works perfectly bar the battery life and it would be a shame to bin the phone because of this.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks
    Scott

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  2. GTWalling

    GTWalling Well-Known Member

    No such thing as SLIGHT Water Damage. Water and electronics Do No Mix. Got to say that is the reason the battery is going South.
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  3. scott_j_g

    scott_j_g New Member

    Thanks for the reply.
    I agree, Is there any parts within the phone you would recommend changing? The s3 only really has 4 or 5 circuit boards excluding the LCD screen which has since been replaced.

    thanks
    Scott
  4. GTWalling

    GTWalling Well-Known Member

    Best bet would be an insurance claim. It would be guess work on what needs to be replaced and could spend more than the phone cost. You could also check E-Bay or Amazon to look for a good price.
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  5. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Theres a good reason behind repair shops saying a water damaged phone is "beyond economical repair" im afraid :(
    Best bet would be to sell the phone for its display unit. Thats a huge part of the phones value.

    With water damage, the best thing to do is remove the power source (battery) as fast as humanly possible to reduce damage then wash out the phone in true distilled pure H2O then dry it out carefully for a long time. Even then, theres always a chance something will go wrong in months time.
    I love how Sony's new flagship is waterproof. Hope thats the future for smartphones :)
    P.s, instead of selling the display, could be smarter to search for someone selling an s3 with smashed display ;)
  6. GTWalling

    GTWalling Well-Known Member

    Also pure Alcohol, at least 97%. The in a bag of rice for at least 48 hours.
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