My phone fell into water
my phone fell into water and can i get it repaired?
Abid Rahman safe the rice for some cooking. It does no good in electronic repair. It is a big myth and is equivalent to doing absolutely nothing. Remove the battery and do not try to charge or to use your phone. It is time to disassemble your phone. Use these guides to work on your phone. Once you have it open and disassembled, clean everything with high grade (90%+) isopropyl alcohol and a soft brush to clean every part of your phone. Follow this guide to see how to properly clean it. it was written for an iPhone but it is still pertinent to your phone as well. You must remove all EMI shields for a proper cleaning. While you clean, pay good attention to see if there are any broken, burned or missing components. Of course the best way would be to use an ultrasonic cleansing if you have access to it. Clean the connectors on the board as well as on the cables. Once you have it properly cleaned, replace the battery then re-evaluate.
I'm not pretending this will work for everyone, but here's what worked for me.
Phone was dropped into a clean toilet and immediately recovered, so it was in the water for no more than a second or two. Screen was still on, so wiped with a towel and my next thought was to switch the phone off while I decided what to do. Unfortunately at this point it started flashing and misbehaving. After a few seconds, it would settle down again and the screen would go blank, but same problem every time I attempted to switch it off.
With my old phones I would have simply removed the battery, but not an option with the S6.
I did read some of the ideas here, but was quite wary of dismantling it myself.
In the end, I removed the SIM card and blew hard into the slot where it goes. A few droplets of water appeared around the camera, so wiped these away. Repeated this a few times until no more water droplets appeared. Then I got out the hair dryer, switched it to hot and basically heated the phone all around, paying particular attention to the slot where the SIM card goes. My hope was to simply evaporate any dampness still in the phone. I did this for a few minutes and after a couple of attempts, the screen was showing it's usual display. At this point I was able to power the phone down using the switch. For good measure I left it powered off overnight.
Next time, I switched it on, all was working ok again. I have a suspicion it would have worked straight away, but didn't want to take that chance.
I know I got lucky and this may not work for everyone, but it did work for me and may work for you too if you are able to act quickly.
Try drying out the water usually by putting it a bowl or bag of dry rice, hopefully that will work and no damage will have been done to your phone. Otherwise things get a bit more complicated, whether you repair it yourself or go to a shop the cost of repair will depend on what has been damaged; pray it isn't the logic board. My advice is if you can turn it on try to assess the damage and make the respective repairs if any, if you can't turn it on, bring it to a certified repairman.
I don't think old Turkey understands how the rice tricks works. It's a natural desiccant and it does work very well. It takes time though but it's a life saver for electronics that are too difficult to open and dry off manually. Rice works just like any desiccant would.
The way to do it is to buy a 5 lb bag of rice and then just bury your phone inside of it. Then leave the bag open somewhere near sunlight.
I've seen a lot of people that for some reason decide to place a little bit of rice in a Tupper ware container and then seal the phone inside. That's completely pointless. The rice doesn't magically pull moisture from the phone. You need ventilation. It only works if air is able to pass through the rice and then into the phone.
I dropped my Samsung s6 into the bathtub. I didn't know the first things about how to save a water damaged phone, so I tried charging it, shaking it, and practically everything I wasn't supposed to do. I'm leaving it in dry rise right now, when I turn it on, the screen is normal for about 1-2 seconds, then it turns off. When I turn it back on it's all green and just messed up. I can't open it since its glass and use a heater to open it will make things worse. I took out the sim card slot, and its all I can take out. I'm praying when I take it out it'll be okay.