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Support HTC Desire HD dropped in toilet and camera blurred

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  1. rwgladwin

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    Hello

    I have unfortunately dropped my Desire HD in the loo (it was there for about 5 seconds) in its HTC case this evening. The phone works fine apart from the camera which was working fine initially but now is clouded as if the lens is clouded with moisture.

    I have the phone in a bowl of uncooked rice to help dry it out - will the phone camera be okay when it dries out, or do I need to do something to get rid of the moisture on the lens?

    By the way, the water damage indicators are both still white, it spent that little time in the water...any help is greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks
     

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    You'll just have to wait and see, hopefully the dried rice in a box in an airing cupboard should do the trick.

    Incidentally, where are the water damage indicators?
     
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    The indicators are on, I believe, the bottom of the battery and the inside of the battery cover on the phone itself.
     
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    I have a Galaxy S and did same thing but everything is fine there is no water damage and i let it dry the only thing is my camera lens in both front/back are extremely blurry did yours clear up? and if so should i do the rice trick? and if not should i open it or have it repaired?
     
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    You need to turn it off and place it in the air flow of a hair dryer on "warm" for a couple of hours (at least a foot away so it doesn't over heat) with things like battery cover etc off... after that test for drips by leaning on some kitchen roll/toilet paper.

    Do NOT turn your phone on at all during this process as this could risk shorting out any contact points that are wet. Once you have no more visible water spots then put it in the airing cupboard for at least 48 hours (minimum) to dry out more. Do not be tempted to "test" it by turning it on during these 48 hours

    This is one of the tried and tested ways to save a wet phone; my sister followed these instructions after her phone (Galaxy S) got knocked into washing up bowl. It came out perfectly after a week in the airing cupboard (previously screen was cloudy and camera would not work).
     
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    Don't just turn it off - take the battery out too.

    I would also open up every pannel/cover on it to aid air flow.
     
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    Sorry im new and had no idea what i was doin.. I was trying to make a new post but i dont no how, and i reallllllyyyyy need help.. sorry
     
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    :thinking:

    :eek: :p
     
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    What can we help you out with mate?
     
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    No need to apologise mate, we're here to help! :)
     

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