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    Glad to hear that it's still alive! Good luck with the replacement screen search and surgery.

    Good thing you realized it was in the wash before it hit the high-heat-tumble-dry cycle in your dryer!!!
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    Haha, yeah, thanks Makes me wonder if it wouldnt have dried out quicker that way lol. I did get some random typing a little bit ago, it was doing something like jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjkkkkkkkkkljjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj so i peeled back the keyboard and it had a small amount of moisture in there, used a can of air duster and now its good.
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    Update: almost a week later, the LED light is still a constant red, the screen has improved a lot however, i believe in another week it will look like it used to. If the LED would quit shining red it would be back to normal. Anyway, ordered a droid on ebay with cracked glass on the front for $123.50, so i'll swap my glass over to it, then part out my old one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hemorrdroid View Post
    If the LED would quit shining red it would be back to normal.
    There's always the universal cure-all..... DUCT TAPE!!! I think a piece about what.... 3 square millimeters? ...will cover up that LED pretty good eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by hemorrdroid View Post
    Anyway, ordered a droid on ebay with cracked glass on the front for $123.50, so i'll swap my glass over to it, then part out my old one.
    Wow! That's an ambitious project! Good luck with the surgery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hemorrdroid View Post
    Update: almost a week later, the LED light is still a constant red, the screen has improved a lot however, i believe in another week it will look like it used to. If the LED would quit shining red it would be back to normal. Anyway, ordered a droid on ebay with cracked glass on the front for $123.50, so i'll swap my glass over to it, then part out my old one.
    When it comes to mobile devices your worst enemy isn't water... it's shorting out. If you're phone is off then likely nothing will be damaged if you get it wet. If you're able to power it off immediately and pull the battery then likely you will be fine if you let it dry completely before attempting to power it up again. I was a level 5 Nokia repair tech some years ago and you would be amazed how many soaked phones I saved with a very simple process: Take phone apart and hit with a tooth brush using denatured alcohol thoroughly. Then allow to dry which only takes a couple minutes with denatured alcohol.... can be MUCH longer with water, especially if you're not taking the device apart to allow for evaporation. Weeks wouldn't be an exaggeration. If you have ANY moisture inside when you power the phone back on at all you risk damage depending on what traces or components short across the moisture. Sounds like you shorted your LED or the component that controls that and this will likely never fix itself. The display may eventually get better if it's just a moisture problem in this display but anytime you short some electrical out it doesn't fix itself once it's dry. If I were you I would have taken the phone apart (warranty was already voided as soon as it got wet) and cleaned thoroughly before attempting to power it back on. At this point I would be thankful there isn't further damage since you didn't wait very long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyD View Post
    Wow! That's an ambitious project! Good luck with the surgery.
    Cell phones are actually surprisingly simple to work on. The hardest part is getting the case open as each one uses a different process. Some are simple with a few screws and lifting straight off and some are more complex with pressure attached and hinged points that can be easily broken if not take off at a certain angle. Easiest way is to find a video or how to online for how to open the case. Once you've done that you're 95% to just about any repair you could want to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyD View Post
    Wow! That's an ambitious project! Good luck with the surgery.
    Cell phones are actually surprisingly simple to work on. The hardest part is getting the case open as each one uses a different process. Some are simple with a few screws and lifting straight off and some are more complex with pressure attached and hinged points that can be easily broken if not take off at a certain angle. Easiest way is to find a video or how to online for how to open the case. Once you've done that you're 95% to just about any repair you could want to do.
    Oh, I agree 100%! I did a lot of case modding to my old Treo650.... I could tear down and reassemble that little beast in my sleep.

    It's just with the Droid... there's very close/fine tolerances and some parts that are not attached by screws, rather they're GLUED down! What a hassle.
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    When it went into the washer it was powered on. I didnt realize it was in there for probably 10 minutes. Took it out, immediately removed the battery, took it all apart, used electronic cleaner (aerosol spray that evaporates very quickly. Let that dry for a day, then put it in a pack with Silica Gel for a couple more days. Popped the battery in, red led immediately, so i'm guessing that the LED was damaged prior to me turning it on. The droid dissassembly is really not hard at all, especially if you watch the video on youtube beforehand. It can be completely dissassembled in 5 minutes even while being careful.
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    Running a cell phone through the wash was how I got my Droid to begin with.
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    I was just recently at a friends house for a Pool/Kegger party, as i walked in to say hi to a girl-friend in the pool...another supposed friend pushed me in with Motorola Droid 1 in my pocket That was on Saturday night. and immediatly took it apart and put it in a bowl full of rice till morning, and just assumed its MIA for good. Do you guys think since after me reading this thread that it has a possibility to survive. I get off at 5:30 and im gonna rush home to try and resusitate it. Pray for my poor little droid. Honestly its no major deal though since last month at my store(i work for Verizon) we hit our monthly goal, so i got to choose to get a Motorola Droid X for free, we just have to wait to get it in(it has to become available to all customers first). So for now(the past few days i've been using a Motorola Razr....PLEASE GOD I HOPE IT WORKS TONIGHT). LOL
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