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Water Damage to LCD on Droid! Help!

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by brittney721, Nov 30, 2010.

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    I woke up this morning to find a bottle of Resolve carpet cleaner knocked over on top on my Droid. (Since the cord is so short I have to charge it on the floor). Anyways, I take it to the Verizon store thinking it would be no problem because I have insurance but it turns out the idiot that changed my number in June forgot to transfer my insurance. So after talking to the manager (which btw was NO HELP AT ALL!), he tells me that if I sent the phone in it would be insurance fraud and pretty much I was screwed because I don't have insurance. (GRRRR) So now I'm stuck because I refuse to pay $600 for a new phone. The only thing that is wrong is the touch screen. The battery and the keyboard is fine. The stickers are still white with red X's. So my question to you is, is there ANYTHING I can do to dry out the screen? I have it in a bag of rice right now, hoping maybe it will dry it out. It looks like there is condensation on the inside of the screen. It still turns on, I just can't unlock it.
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    Put the phone in a bag of uncooked rice and let it sit for 48 hours. Worked on my original touchscreen phone but I didn't turn it on. Good luck!
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    I did that but it didn't do anything for it. So I decided to stick it in the oven, I know bad idea, but it actually worked! I turned the oven on warm and let it preheat and once it preheated I turned it off. I put the phone on a towel on a cookie sheet and left the door open about 5-6 inches. The condensation is gone and I can actually unlock it and use it. It still is acting funny but I'll live.
    Thanks for the feedback.



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    Call VZW customer service people normally have better luck
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    Been there, done that. No luck. After calling them two different times and e-mailing with two different people they've actually made everything worse. If I didn't get such good phone service I would cancel my contract.
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    Verizon is getting pretty crappy about being lazzzzy about putting insurance on when doing upgrades. Happened on one of my lines as well. Turned out lost the phone and had to buy another one on craigslist... 200 bones.

    Try a hair dryer... seemed to work good when I lost mine in the snow last year. Just take the battery door off and the battery out first.
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    well good thing you got it working again, another thing to try as a last resort is pull the batery and submerge it in rubbing alcohol. I have never done this on a phone but have done it many times with other wet electronics. Im an international relations major so excuse my ignorance but I think the alcohol bonds with the water and then evaporates very quickly once pulled out and left to dry
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    @Hello0187 - I'm glad I'm not the only one whose had this problem! They acted like I was insane that I could even accuse them of messing up the insurance. I've let the phone sit for a couple of days and the spot on the screen has decreased in size so I'm going to try the blow dryer tonight. Thanks for the feedback!

    @2385amh - I've never heard of the rubbing alcohol thing but the battery didn't get wet, just the screen. But I have done some research and some people said to rub the screen with a cottonball of alcohol and it should help.

    Has anyone done the rubbing alcohol on the screen or have any feedback about it?
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