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    Need help or advice on water damaged phone.

    I went fishing the other day and forgot my phone was in my pocket and went into the ocean. I then realized i still had my phone and quickly got out and my phone was probably submerged about 30 secs. Afterwards is stayed on for about 3 mins then shut off. When i got home i put in rice for a couple of hours then i removed the back panel and set it in front a fan. The next day when it was dry, i plugged it in and now i get the white light of death. Should i just give up hope? or it stick it out to see if it starts up?
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    Chances are, after being submerged in salt water, its done. You tried putting it in a bag of dry rice to try and absorb any residual moisture, but that won't get rid of the corrosive salt.

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    I dumped my RC airplane in the salt water. After it dried I took an old toothbrush to the ESC circuit card and scrubbed it to get it working again.
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    probably too late now, but you should have rinsed the phone with mineral water to wash off the salt water.

    then put it in a bag of rice.
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    i gave up, at least i have insurance.
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    Put the phone in rice..!! Helped me before
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinoy_92 View Post
    probably too late now, but you should have rinsed the phone with mineral water to wash off the salt water.

    then put it in a bag of rice.
    I would suggest rather than mineral water (read minerals = deposits), to use distilled water (read distilled = pure H2O), to do the cleaning. Still, the damage may have already been done. Salt water is highly conductive and would also result in corrosion, especially while electrically charged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxKat View Post
    I would suggest rather than mineral water (read minerals = deposits), to use distilled water (read distilled = pure H2O), to do the cleaning. Still, the damage may have already been done. Salt water is highly conductive and would also result in corrosion, especially while electrically charged.
    i meant distilled water
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