Went for a swim

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    Yesterday my Droid went swimming in a shot glass of vodka. I did what most people do which is something pretty dumb. I snatched the battery out,dried everything off,put the battery back in and turned it on. It did come on but the icons were bouncing around and the cell was acting like it was crack. I couldn't do anything with it really. Well after a few more tries of turning it off and on it started working properly. After about 10 minutes of use the screen went black and its been that way since. The backlight comes on,I can accept incoming calls because I know where to slide the unlock to answer the calls.

    Hubby put it on the air vent over night to see if the heat would help dry it out. The only upside that may help at this point is that those little wet indicators didn't turn red. They're still normal but I wasn't sure there was another way anyone could tell it had gotten wet if I took it back to the store? I have insurance but thats not doing me any good when I don't have the extra money to pay the insurance claim.

    My only option seems to be taking it to the store to see if I could slip through the cracks. Any suggestions to getting my screen back or should I hold a memorial service for the thing?
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    And to add,it is rooted so if I returned it would it be possible for them to know or is there a way or doing a reset without being able to see the screen?
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    Sorry for your loss this is the second thread like this today. Insurance is only $90 and you might get a droid 2 instead.
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    Sorry to hear that, there has been a few of these on here today
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    WOOT! I paid 50 for my insurance claim. And ive also read somewere that u can flash 2.2 with RDSlite with out having to c the screen. this will remove ur root. good look.
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    Thanks guys :(

    So I'm wondering at this point what all they'll be able to check since the screen isn't working? Not trying to put anyone down but the store here has some real bimbos working there and most of them don't know anything about phones besides how to text and make calls so I'm trying to figure out what I could possibly get by on.
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    There is a water indicator in the battery compartment so they would be able to tell if it got wet. Since it is not a hardware issue Verizon probably wouldn't be able to do anything for you, it is a straight insurance claim.
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    Bimbo's huh? If you get a warranty replacement, you better hold your breath until it's received back to VZW because the indicators might look ok, but they can tell if it has liquid damage. Then it will be very costly for you.
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    Water indicators where? Are they the circular dots in the battery compartment and on the battery?

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    Theres one on the battery and one inside the battery compartment. One dots with tiny x's on them.
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    When you mentioned water indicators I figured that's what those were. Just making sure. Always wondered what those funny little dots were for. Many I should cover them. J/k ;)

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    Yeah the ones with the x's. That is the first thing they check whenever I brought in a phone for a warranty.
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    Those indicators are a real problem because they assume that if they have turned then the device has been drowned in liquid but in some cases their devices have been left around moisture,like a steamy bathroom while listening to music and trying to sing in the shower. There should be another way for the reps to check out a device to be sure it was actually water damage and not something else.
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    They can look for corrosion on the charge port, headphone jack, battery terminals, etc
    That's a helluva shot for a Droid to fit into the glass

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    Leaving your device in a high moisture environment such as a steamy bathroom DOES cause moisture damage, so if the indicator turns in that case; it's just doing its job. Just because nothing is obviously wrong doesn't mean the exposure to moisture isn't silently doing damage.

    There are devices meant for listening to music while singing in the shower, a Droid is not one of them.
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    Agreed. 10char
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    Got a new Droid yesterday under warranty.
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    Hello, sorry the phone went swimming and i have a vacation house on the coast and i naturally love the coast. I thought i would add a little trick i learned from old dumb phones when they use to go swimming with me while i was on the boat... i use to put the phones in a bag of white rice to where the whole phone was not visible and by the nature of rice being so dry that it sucks moisture out of the device. I also learned that salt water fries the connections of electric devices and as long as it went swimming in fresh water it was possible to dry it out and it work again. Not sure on how alcohol reacts with the electric connections but i hope this can help and i wish u good luck