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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bigflea, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. bigflea

    bigflea Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi all, dropped my S3 in the bath :(.....done the usual put it in rice etc...

    Powers up perfect, screen perfect, recieves call texts, has signal, picks up wifi, just no touch screen, took it to shop and they said its not the digitizer and they don't know what else it could be.

    Anyone help?


  2. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±

    So, no response from the screen when you touch it? yikes:(
    How long did you leave it in the rice?
    Do you have insurance against water damage?
  3. bigflea

    bigflea Lurker
    Thread Starter

    No response at all.

    Left it in rice over a week but did try it after a couple of days.

    No insurance :(
  4. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    You can try to pay someone to repair it, but the problem iwth water damage is that you never know when it is going to die. I would buy a new one and sell the old one.
  5. bigflea

    bigflea Lurker
    Thread Starter

    If i was to put in on ebay as water damaged any idea how much i'd get(roughly) also is there a way i can delete my pics, messages etc. through pc?
  6. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yeah definitely. Water is massively corrosive.

    Also don't just buy a part. Get it assessed as it could be the motherboard or connection that's gone.

    I always insure my devices.
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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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