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    phone got wet screen wont come on :(

    So I had my gnex in a duffle bag with some towels at the beach, forgot it was in there like an idiot, put a bottled water in there and the condensation from the water got in my phone. When I got back to my room I remembered where I left it. The phone didn't appear wet at the time so I just grabbed it and started using it and it was actually working just fine. I put it down on the bed took a shower came back and it wouldn't light up. I pulled the battery and of course it was wet inside! I dried up what i could with a tissue. The little red x's are half gone and after letting it air out for about 6 hours it booted but the screen still didn't light up

    I don't have insurance and im thinking its toast

    What are my options? phone isn't rooted.

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    Try throwing it in a bowl of white rice for a couple days.

    Take out the battery and throw it and the phone in some rice.

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    If you happen to have some dessicant packs from either food items or products you have bought it might help. Whatever you do, refrain from inserting the battery into the phone for couple of days. It will only damage your phone further.






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    Quote Originally Posted by YankInDaSouth View Post
    Try throwing it in a bowl of white rice for a couple days.

    Take out the battery and throw it and the phone in some rice.

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    ^^ This

    Friend sent his ipod touch through the washing machine. Did the rice thing for a week...thing turned on after the week. I was amazed.
    I cut corners till I break it.
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    It's sitting in rice right now, I'll wait a few days and try it again. The guy at verizon let me get the insurance since it is opn enrollment right now. He said to wait a few days try and make some calls so it looks like I'm using the phone then call for a replacement. I guess a $100 deductible is better than $600 to replace the phone if it doesnt start working.

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    Absolutely. I have high hopes it will work.
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    Just out of curiosity, I the phone doesn't work after drying it with the rice, will insurance still cover it if I take it apart and try to clean it with alcohol? As long as it's going to be replaced I don't see any reason not to try everything.

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    I am not sure...and someone might chime in that knows better...but I think there is an indicator in it and they can tell if it was water based.
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    I'm not worried about them finding out that its been in water. The insurance covers that. I'm trying to find out if the insurance is ok with me opening up my phone?

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    The phone is working, just the screen is staying black, I can guess where things are and even made a random call to my ex today It seems like the damage is the backlight. Wonder how hard that is to replace?

 

 
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