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samsung galaxy s dropped in water! HELP!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cjbj2807, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. cjbj2807

    cjbj2807 Lurker
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    dropped my samsung galaxy s in the water tonight it was completely submerged for five mins. i ran inside during a nasty rainstorm dropped it on the way in didnt even realize that it was on the ground til i went inside and was taking off my wet clothes. rushed outside and picked it up out of the water as it was still ringing when i was calling it from my other phone. it still seems to work i put it in a bag of rice im not sure if there is anything else i can do. anybody have any ideas for me that would be great!

    ps. the phone works perfect with the exception of my speaker. the sound is muffled and it is routing all my phone calls to the speakerphone..

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  2. max_mctn

    max_mctn Newbie

    some repair shops can restore water damaged phones, check it out, worth a shot
  3. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Sorry to see what happened to your phone, cjbj. That's messed up.

    It's likely too late now, but the very first thing to do with a wet device is to put it into a container of dry, uncooked rice, which will gradually draw the moisture out over the course of several hours. Reports of "like new" have been posted after having done that.

    Following that, I'd also take an alcohol wipe or some rubbing alcohol on cotton swabs and go over every area I could reach with it.. alcohol displaces moisture.

    Having said that, it would be a very good idea to take the device to a tech to have it looked over and tested.
  4. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Android Expert

    You did just about the right thing. Most likely the speaker membrane soaked up the water and became puffed up. Nothing much you can do about that.
  5. kLuMzi

    kLuMzi Lurker

    sorry to hear, hope it can be fixed.

    im quite impressed that your phone was submerged for 5 minutes and it is still working.

    i had a few experiences werein i soaked my electronic devices. 2 phones and a PSP. they all died... lol

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