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General Boot looping / will not shut off or recovery

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by belowHeights00, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. belowHeights00

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    I got my Moto e 4g wet (submerged for a minute) a few days ago. I made a bag of rice and threw it in there (unfortunately I also found out the battery isn't removable!). At the beginning it went into bootloader but not further and would stay on the screen. Now, 2 days since it was in the rice, it has been looping all night - sometimes going straight to the recovery splash screen and restart again...and sometimes the initial Motorola splash screen and restart again. I can get into bootloader with vol. down+power but it only wants to restart after about 3 seconds -- not to mention the power button to select factory reset or any other function isn't working, only the volume up/down buttons.
    I have noticed that if I hold the vol.up+power as I'm connected to my laptop I can use fastboot commands successfully.
    Does anyone have any advice for me. I just bought the thing few weeks ago and my favorite phone. Thanks.
     

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  2. Thom

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    The absolute worst thing you can do is to have power on while it is wet.

    For the fist time ever I dropped a Turbo 2 into a pail of mop water for 5 seconds with the power on. I immediately took it out and powered off. I placed it in rice for 12 hours and then powered it on. It will totally discharge ion 5-6 hours and takes a long time to do some things like booting up.

    I replaced it.

    I think you will be replacing your phone. When you do you can probably get an additional insurance policy that will cover water damage to the new phone.

    ... Thom
     
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    Good news is that they are under a hundred bucks now so you won't be out to much.

    Hopefully you won't drop the new one [emoji6]
     
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    Thanks folks. I think you're right about having to replace it..oh well :)
     
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