What is color of water damage indicator on S4?General


  1. tnedator

    tnedator Well-Known Member

    Is the water damage indicator on the Verizon S4 supposed to be all white, or is it white with pink squiggly lines? We have one phone that I'm virtually positive hasn't been exposed to water that has squiggly pink lines on a white sticker in the battery compartment.

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  2. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

    I don't know on the S4 but on an iPhone, its starts off white and turns pink on exposure to water. I suspect that what you suspect is completely correct.

    Out of curiosity I just had a look at my UK S4 and that doesn't have a sticker in the battery compartment at all apart from the model/bar code sticker.
  3. cybertec69

    cybertec69 Well-Known Member

    The sticker has to be completely red if the phone was exposed to watter, all stickers from the factory are white with really fine red lines, so your phone is OK.
  4. tnedator

    tnedator Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I didn't think there was anyway this phone was exposed to water, but I'm used to seeing the pure white stickers or dots, rather than this multi-colored one.
  5. cybertec69

    cybertec69 Well-Known Member

    What happens is when the phone gets wet, the real fine red lines of ink bleed to the rest of the patch, turning it completely red, that is how they and you can tell if the phone was exposed to liquids, not rain, but actually being dropped in watter and letting it soak up in it.
  6. dnapora

    dnapora New Member

    Galaxy s4 water indicator stickers are in two locations that we can see without disassembling the phone. The battery has a white sticker that will be red if damaged. The phone has a small hole in the bottom right corner of the battery compartment where there will be either an orange or light pink sticker. I called at&t with 3 different warranty phones that were sent back till I finally got a competent customer service representative who researched the issue. The sticker will be pink or orange for normal, blood red for water damage. If you have issues with at&t about this, insist that they research or call Samsung about this issue. Good luck and god day.
  7. nicalatricee

    nicalatricee New Member

    I dropped my phone in the sink while washing my hands and water ran over the.bottom of the phone and i quickly dried it off. My phone was already on1% and it died in the process. The sticker on the battery is perfectly white. And the sticker in the hole at the bottom is light pink/ orange. But when i tried to charge.my phone it will just buzz every 2 seconds and wont come on and will show the empty battery symbol.whats wrong with my galaxy s4??
  8. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

    I'm stating the obvious here, but your phone has suffered water damage. You could try to dry it out without the battery in by putting in an airtight container for a few days with some desiccant. The silica gel that comes in little sachets in e.g. binoculars etc can be bought in bulk as cat litter. This works best but a decent alternative is a new packet of rice.

    If this doesn't work, you can try returning the phone under warranty and hope they cannot tell you have got it wet. My son managed to drop his brand new iPod Touch into some water while he was wearing his headphones a couple of years ago. Fortunately for him, the fact that the headphones were in meant that no water got into the socket, which is where the water damage indicator is. It got in everywhere else but I took it back to Apple and they replaced it no questions asked. They didn't ask us whether we had got it wet but they did check the indicator. We were lucky, I hope you will be too.
  9. W3ndy

    W3ndy New Member


    Almost the same thing happened to mine, but it wont charge unless its turned off and it just keeps on vibrating and it charges, but my question is why is it doing that? And why does it only charge when it is turned off?
  10. Abisoye

    Abisoye New Member

    I have exactly the same problem. Please how did you have this problem solved. Did you buy a new battery to solve it
  11. Cyberdev

    Cyberdev Well-Known Member

    Because the cpu was exposed to water and since the chips on the cpu was covered with water, water csn go into the chips opening damaging it internally csusing that issue, tryca humidifier or twke it back to ur carrier
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