I dropped my phone in water

PhillJ

Member
Joined
Aug 20, 2010
Messages
54
Reaction score
2
I dropped it in some murky water outside. I let it dry, but now the screen is completely black but everything still turns on. I can't see anything. My phone is rooted but I can't give it back to Verizon like that if I try to use my warranty. Is my LED screen done for and how do I unroot like this?
 
Man I hate to say it, but water damage isn't covered by the warranty anyway. So the only way to get a new phone would be through insurance in which case being rooted wouldn't matter :-/ bad luck man

Sent from my Droid using DroidForums App
 
Put it in the refridgerator for as long as you can it takes all the water out of the screen

Sent from my DROID2 using DroidForums App
 
Man I hate to say it, but water damage isn't covered by the warranty anyway. So the only way to get a new phone would be through insurance in which case being rooted wouldn't matter :-/ bad luck man

Sent from my Droid using DroidForums App

I meant insurance. Sorry. Does it matter that my phone is rooted? But my bigger question is if my screen is shot. I love this phone.
 
Ok, my honest opinion is that you probably waited to long and the water split the liquid crystals in the lcd. The insurance covers anything from broken to stolen/lost so honestly you don't even have to send it in you can just say it got stolen because the fee is $50 either way.

Sent from my DROID2 using DroidForums App
 
Droid Fried Rice

Try putting your entire phone, with the battery cover off, submerged in uncooked rice for 24-48 hours. Make sure to leave it level and have the screen side up.This should remove the moisture from your phone. I'm sorry to say that since you've powered up the phone while it was wet, this may not help, but its worth a try. This fix can't cost you more than $1.00. Hope this helps.
 
Try putting your entire phone, with the battery cover off, submerged in uncooked rice for 24-48 hours. Make sure to leave it level and have the screen side up.This should remove the moisture from your phone. I'm sorry to say that since you've powered up the phone while it was wet, this may not help, but its worth a try. This fix can't cost you more than $1.00. Hope this helps.

Another very helpful dehydrating tip :)

Sent from my DROID2 using DroidForums App
 
Lol ill have to remember those when the inevitable happens :p. But yeah man insurance wont care if its rooted or not. You could probably tell them you got bored and used it for target practice and they wouldn't care haha (I wouldn't reccomed that tho just to bw safe :p)

Sent from my Droid using DroidForums App
 
Ok, my honest opinion is that you probably waited to long and the water split the liquid crystals in the lcd. The insurance covers anything from broken to stolen/lost so honestly you don't even have to send it in you can just say it got stolen because the fee is $50 either way.

Sent from my DROID2 using DroidForums App

Fee is $89 for smartphones unless your grandfathered in on the $50 plan....
 
Google a drying agent called decicant. Seems to woork good for drying electronics

Sent from my Liberty D2
 
Back
Top