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Phone dropped in bathwater

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Moto2021, Nov 13, 2021.

  1. Moto2021

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    As title says, phone dropped in bath water. Thought it was ok after a few mins. Screen started flashing then died. Tried to turn on but nothing! Heard a noice from the phone though either the battery or other. Hissing sound.

    Took phone apart into separate pieces, put in a bag of rice and left for 2 weeks. Looking at the phone now I don't know if this was already part of it or it's somehow formed like a jelly or silicone around some pieces on one of the boards. I don't know wether to try and remove this or just put together and try to turn it on.

    I dont mind buying a new battery for it or other parts if needed. I have important work stuff on the phone and need it in good working order again.

    Is there a point when a phone is unrepairable if it was only in the water for such short time.
     



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  2. olbriar

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    The best procedure for electronics exposed to water is to immediately turn them off and to start a drying procedure. Water is a great conductor and can easily create short circuits. These shorts often cause irreversible damage to components. I hope this is not the case. I wish you the very best of luck with your phone.
     
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  3. Moto2021

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    This is what crossed my mind! Do you know anything about the silicone, jelly like substance inside the phones on the board. I don't know wether to clean it off or not before I try to turn it on or buy new battery for it.
     
  4. Moto2021

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  5. olbriar

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    Honestly, I can not say. I would guess it is original to the phone and not caused by being submerged... that is only a guess.
     
  6. Moto2021

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    Can you see the dark patches around some of the bits on the board. 1 on the left, 2 in middle and one on right.
     
  7. olbriar

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    You might try YouTube for an assembling video to see if it is normal or not. I whish I had more to offer.
     
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  8. Moto2021

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    Yes, found it online. It's part of the phone. I put the phone together, tried to turn it on and it vibrated and nothing on the screen. Does this sound familiar?
     
  9. Hadron

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    Liquid damage can take many forms, so "familiar" isn't really the test. That certainly sounds like some connections are bad, but whether that's an assembly issue or corrosion I wouldn't try to guess without seeing the device.
     
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  10. Moto2021

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    I will try to get better pics. I'm going to buy the same phone and try and switch the main board over to see if this works.
     
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