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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Crashumbc, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. Crashumbc

    Crashumbc Android Expert
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    So Tuesday at work I'm sitting there eating lunch at my desk and one of my annoying co-workers starts babbling in the next cube... No problem, I'll just but my head phones on and tune them out. When I pulled them on the cord hit my chicken noodle soup and splashed all over my desk including my GNexus :( It wasn't much no biggie, I clean off the screen and there is some down by the connector, I unplug everything.

    Looking at it, it didn't look like any got inside, dodged a bullet? So I plug back into my computer and nothing, oh shit. Unplug everything, pull the battery, still can't see anything. So I take a can on computer air blow the connector area out.

    Put everything back together plug it in, voila! The computer recognizes it! I can see the drive, its charging! So I go on about my day...

    When I go to leave, I unplug it and I notice it still says "charging" WTF? Pull the battery, start it back up and everything looks good, but now I'm nervous. So I get home and start playing with it. Seems it will run fine and everything seems to work EXCEPT it it won't switch back to "battery" mode after plugging it into anything (computer or charger). :(

    I've tried everything I can think of, to clean the contacts. Still no luck, I've cleared the battery stats, there must be just enough soup connecting two of the contacts where the phone doesn't read the plug be pulled.

    I haven't tried flashing a new ROM and resetting everything yet although that's next on the list.( I don't expect it to help though) I'll probably just go back to stock so its ready to turn in for a insurance claim :(

    Anyone have any hail Mary ideas? I thought about pulling the battery and dabbing the contacts with a rubbing alcohol, good idea? bad?


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  2. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    compressed air in a can?
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  3. Crashumbc

    Crashumbc Android Expert
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    Your question inspired me to greater glory!

    I thought, but I tried that... But I think wait, computer air cans are just a environmentally friendly version of Freon in a can, they can be used to sudo clean stuff if you hold them upside down so liquid comes out! So I take out the battery and spray the port with the liquid, then hit it with just air.

    Leave it sit a minute, put it back together... Plug it into my computer, ok I got usb charging, now the real test, I unplug it and OMG it switches back to battery like it should!@!@!

    I was about 10 minutes away from just turning it in for insurance...
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  4. Skyroket

    Skyroket Android Enthusiast

    i once dropped my pocketcam in the pool.. i saw it sicking and i jumped after it! Got it out pull the battery and sd card/ And left it on the sun by the end of the day it was up and rolling!
  5. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    lucky guess on my part, nothing else

    super glad it's working for you!
  6. Crashumbc

    Crashumbc Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Unfortunately, it died about half hour after I wrote that :(

    I just filed an insurance claim, my new one(hopefully) will be here tomorrow :/
  7. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    Aw boo! Sorry man.
  8. Dominic36

    Dominic36 Newbie

    put it in a bag of raw rice for a day. All the moisture will be drawn out of the phone. Its works perfectly. saved 2 blackberry like that.
  9. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    Although soup isn't pure water. The rice will absorb the moisture, but there is still residue from the soup itself. I can't imagine that being too healthy for the internals either.

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