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Who can fix a water damaged cellphone?

 
 
Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2014 05:52 pm
I have a Samsung Captivate Glide that accompanied me one day while swimming. Crying or Very sad
Model SGH-1927
Internet service still works.
Phone will not recognize sim card or recharge battery. I would have to replace it after a few hours if I wanted to use it as a tablet.
I can buy a reconditioned one on eBay for as little as $80.
Any ideas other than use as a paperweight?
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2014 08:08 pm
@neologist,
On one of the NCIS episodes, Abbey put a soggy phone in a bucket of raw rice to dry it out. Worked after that. You have nothing to lose by trying that.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2014 08:50 pm
@Butrflynet,
a couple of A2K friends have gone the dry rice in a baggie with the phone route

it worked

I suspect it doesn't have a 100% success rate, but it's worth trying if the alternative is being a paperweight
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neologist
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2014 10:10 pm
Thanks for the advice. I forgot to mention it has been several weeks.
Good for those reading, though.
Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 6 Nov, 2014 04:59 am
@neologist,
Sorry but the damage that's been done is not fixable with immersing in a bag of rice. The water has done its damage and has rusted/corroded the electronics and or wiring.

In the past with cameras or phones that have gotten wet, I've used a hair dryer on low setting (felt on my skin) and placed totally in a bag of a rice...but that's only good within a few minutes of pulling from water.
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neologist
 
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Reply Thu 6 Nov, 2014 08:58 pm
@neologist,
Thanks to all for trying to be of assistance.

I had plans for it; but I have another that works just fine.
I'l just watch eBay until I spot a deal.
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