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wheres the water damage indicator?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by iamloco724, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. iamloco724

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    where is the water damage indicator on the droid?
     

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  2. The_Chief

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    Should be a little white dot with red X's under the battery.
     
  3. &roid

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    Under the battery cover, next to the camera, white with red x's
     
  4. iamloco724

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    if its a red x is that bad?
     
  5. brettlewis

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    no, if the red dissapears it means there is water damage.
     
  6. &roid

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    It would be bad if it's all red..... or not
     
  7. iamloco724

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    well thats 2 conflicting statements is water damage if red is gone or if its all red..only reason im bring this all up is because i opened my battery door and i never noticed that red there before maybe im just oblivious lol
     
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    I believe the little red X's are designed to dissolve if they get wet, producing a reddish-pinkish tone over the whole dot. If you see little X's you're good. Anything else could be trouble.
     
  9. iamloco724

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    alright thanks for the info..dont kno why i didnt notice it there before
     
  10. &roid

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    My experience with Motorola has always been that the indicator turns red after getting wet, that's why I answered the way I did initially.
     
  11. brettlewis

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    different indicators are used by different service providers, its not a manufacturer choice, the carrier chooses the sensor

    edit: i might be wrong about what colors will change to what, but as long as the pattern is well defined, you know you are fine.
     
  12. Gunner

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    I've always heard that you'll have an all red circle if it gets dunked.
     
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    My experience in the cellular, and two way radio fields dates back to 1986, I have worked for AT&T (the original), Cellular One, Nynex, Bell Atlantic Mobile, Verizon, Nextel, Sprint (before and after the merger)
    Every Motorola phone that I have ever touched that had a Liquid Damage Indicator, no matter which carrier it was made for.... the LDI turned red when exposed to liquid.
     
  14. tonloc_45371

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    I am a little concerned now. I removed my battery cover and the indicator is red with a white x / + sign. This thing has never seen water. I am interested in exactly what other Droid owners indicators look like. Note: I got my droid on day 1.
     
  15. brettlewis

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    that is fine. once it turns a solid color, it is bad.

    I had an LG phone that busted, brought it to the store, they told me it had water damage because of the label. I live in arizona, and they guy told me it was most likely damaged from humidity, yeah, humidity, in Arizona.... these things are pretty sensitive, and as long as your convincing enough, your problem will be take care of.
     
  16. brettlewis

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    Thats not what im saying, what I mean is, all the "ldi's" for verizon phones are the same, at least for the 5 phones I have had with Verizon. I assume that they use a certain kind so that they are all uniform.
     
  17. baa269

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    mine has red x's also or a + depending on how you look at it... so is mine water damaged? its never even seen rain...
     
  18. brettlewis

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  19. Needsdecaf

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    Can confirm the hard way this is the case.
     

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