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  1. Inferus

    Inferus New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi,

    I have a HTC desire which unfortunately got a bit wet. I have dried it out, and it was working. I took it to the shop to get looked at, however when I got it back, all it now does is show the purple circle arrow logo and do nothing. If i hold the back button i can get into the bootloader but other than that, no matter what options I pick, the phone just sits on the purple arrow circle and then reboots after about 5 minutes?

    Any ideas please? I think the phone needs a complete reinstall? Where do I start?

    It shows up in windows in device manager, but I can't do much more else?

    Cheers
    Craig
     

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    If you have accidental damage insurance cover, claim it and assume it is broken. Water doesn't effect software, only the hardware it is installed on
     
  3. nx1977

    nx1977 Well-Known Member

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    How long ago did it get wet & how?

    Try the rice trick, else I hope you have phone insurance!
     
  4. mattyswe

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    The rice trick?
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Rice absorbs moisture. Google it...
     
  6. Inferus

    Inferus New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Nope no insurance :-/

    The phone was fine, it just seems to be stuck with the powerbutton sticking, so every time i turn it on, its going into restore factory defaults mode?

    I took it to a shop and they reckon its impossible to fix. I think it was a load of shit personally. Only the powerbutton that is faulty.
     
  7. nx1977

    nx1977 Well-Known Member

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    Nope, liquid containing impurities (sugar, salt etc) damages circuit boards and components.

    If it was too long ago, the damage is likely done and the phone irreparable - as in it'd cost more to repair than to buy a new one.

    Insurance is always worth it - but ensure you're fully protected.
     

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