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So I was near a pipe that was recently used so it was very wet, and I got a notification from my phone and I don't know how I managed to do it but when I pulled my phone it slipped and fell in that pipe. It was there for 30 secs at most (because it somwhow got stuck in that pipe). When I pulled it out of the water the screen was black but iluminated (the same black that is shown when screen powers on) and the flash was flashing (bearly visible). Of course I pulled out the battery right away and cleaned my phone with a towel.

Now I have left my phone in a small container filled with paper tisues (I didn' have rice).

 

My question is: does it look like my phone is broken or will it work again, and what else should I do? :(

 

And it was such a good day...


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Obviously sticking it into a bag of rice was the priority at the time but if that was not possible ...

You should still do that as soon as you can.

I'd be surprised if it survives this but you'll just have to give it time to dry out (ideally in rice) and then see if it works.


Edited by dalyer, 12 May 2014 - 12:34 PM.

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Obviously sticking it into a bag of rice was the priority at the time but if that was not possible ...

I'd be surprised if it survives this but you'll just have to give it time to dry out (ideally in rice) and then see if it works.

I'll go buy rice, and how much should I let it dry before I try it?


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Dunno. I'd leave it overnight at least but preferably longer - but that's not based on any science or anything! :D

 

http://www.wikihow.c...-Wet-Cell-Phone


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Dunno. I'd leave it overnight at least but preferably longer - but that's not based on any science or anything! :D

 

http://www.wikihow.c...-Wet-Cell-Phone

I'll leave it for 48hours, just to be sure I've done everything I could.

 

I also have another question, I don't know if you could answer it but here it goes: In case it doesn't work and I send it to service (it still got warranty) and replace the battery with one that doesn't have the moisture sticker turned to pink could the guys there still figure out that the phone was water damaged? lol 


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If u can't get rice try Silica Gel. It comes with shoes and lots of electronic stuff. That dries it out too. No idea what this is?https://www.google.c...y2.html;400;262

EBay http://m.ebay.co.uk/...RC0.Xsilica gel

Edited by george109, 12 May 2014 - 03:08 PM.

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Ok, so I got my phone out of the rice to see if it works. It did, it got to the huawei boot screen but I noticed that the screen looked foggy around the edges ( i don't know how to describe it) so I pulled the battery fearing that there is still some water in there and left it dry some more. The way the screen looked, is it because of the water and leaving it to dry some more should fix it? Or is that the way it will always remain?


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Only the time can tell...


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Glad it's working (mostly).

Hope it keeps working (and improves).

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Glad it's working (mostly).

Hope it keeps working (and improves).

:)

Thanks, I hope so too  :D


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I checked it again and it looks like the screen is only condensed on the top of the screen now and it's not as bad as yesterday. 


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Ok, so the screen is still pretty wet or foggy (it wasn't as noticeble under the black background), I'm leaving it back to dry in rice but I'm starting to feel that it won't make it any better. Can I send it to a service so that they dry the screen? Everything seems to work normal even the screen, it just that you can see clouds of humidity giving it a 3D look, lol.


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You should have left in rice for a longer time.

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You mean it looks something like this?

If so you might need a replacement and it's still possible that the water damage might cause other problems now or in the future (e.g. corrosion etc.).

Even if it is under warranty I would expect that water damage like this was excluded.

That being the case you'd have to weigh up the cost of repair (and the possibility of ongoing problems due to water ingress) against the cost of getting a replacement phone.

 

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You mean it looks something like this?

If so you might need a replacement and it's still possible that the water damage might cause other problems now or in the future (e.g. corrosion etc.).

Even if it is under warranty I would expect that water damage like this was excluded.

That being the case you'd have to weigh up the cost of repair (and the possibility of ongoing problems due to water ingress) against the cost of getting a replacement phone.

 

2011-03-20_095710.jpg

That's exactly how it looked (though not as bad). 

I was away for the weekend so I left my phone in rice, today I came home and I was pleased to dicover this:

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The screen looks really good, there are still a few really small marks, which I expect to go away soon.

 

Except for that, everything seems to work good (sound, wi-fi, touch, calling, vibrating and taking pictures).


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Lucky escape?

I hope so.

I might be selling my IP54 (http://en.wikipedia....ode#NEMA_rating) Haier W910 soon if you are in the habit of bathing your phone! :D


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Lucky escape?

I hope so.

I might be selling my IP54 (http://en.wikipedia....ode#NEMA_rating) Haier W910 soon if you are in the habit of bathing your phone! :D

Thank you!

I'll keep that in mind, but I hope I won't be needing it! :D


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No worries.
I was only joking about the Haier.
I'll probably hang onto it or give it to a friend/family member.

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I'm glad your phone survived I had a similar experience. Mine had a bath as I left in in my pocket after mountain biking. Left in in the soak my clothes. Only remembered half an hour later when I went looking for my phone. After a day in the rice it came back to life and is still going strong today. Budget phone but bulletproof. Long live g300.

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