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    Default Re: Nexus 4 Water damage help

    I got my Nexus 4 in to some powerade since my friend wanted to be an *******. Everything works fine just that it's a little slow but the back mic works when a ringtone starts but doesn't work if I play an mp3 song or anything off the internet. I need help. Like I just got my Nexus 4 and thanks to my friend I got it ruined. It's my first phone & I have no clue of what to do with it. I just need it to work!
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    Bag of rice for 3 days dont try and turn it on again. Let it dry out
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    Poweraid has lots of sugar in it. not a good thing for electronic boards, makes them conductive.
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    Hey guys,

    Dropped my N4 in water, stayed there for probably a second. Quickly blowed air for a while, the screen is perfect, the software is fine.
    The problems I face are with the loudspeaker.. nothing from it. Also snag with the earpiece, the call went through, but couldn't hear anything.
    So, as I write my phone stays submerged in rice, and I'm praying its up and running soon.

    Any suggestions I could use folks?
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    Hope this helps!

    The Aladdin's Cave!: The Nexus 4 Redemption!

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    Hope this helps!

    http://meenakshi-thealaddinscave.blogspot.in/2013/07/the-nexus-4-redemption.html
    Quote Originally Posted by Parth Raval View Post
    I got my Nexus 4 in to some powerade since my friend wanted to be an *******. Everything works fine just that it's a little slow but the back mic works when a ringtone starts but doesn't work if I play an mp3 song or anything off the internet. I need help. Like I just got my Nexus 4 and thanks to my friend I got it ruined. It's my first phone & I have no clue of what to do with it. I just need it to work!
  7. #32  

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    I think my mistake was turning it on before realizing it had taken water damage... was in the boat and it was in a dry bag... that apparently wasn't so dry (bottom seal had broken) I went to turn it on ... saw the google sign flash then noticed water dripping out of the charging port and off it went before I could turn it off .. I've had it in a rice bag 2+ weeks now the only sign of life... I keep getting a blinking red light... and have been reading on here that maybe leaving it charge for a few days now may resurrect it??

    I already have a new to me one, however I got a kitten about 3 weeks before this happened had well over 500 photos and no back up of that 3 weeks and they are only kittens for such a brief time
    Amazing first thing the new one did is ask me about linking to google+ and now it uploads my photos and vids... too bad it didn't offer that when I got the other at the onset of the year...

    I really want my pictures if the phone is hosed is there a way to get those pictures and videos off?

    Also.. Have had others get wet I live in The Bahamas ... and as it's SALT water.. haven't had much luck with the rice trick...or if it does come back on.. it's very temporary... I'll settle for that for this if it does after charging for a few days...
  8. #33  

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    if theres waterdamage, how do i know wich parts i have to replace?
    i have what's called the red light of death. im going to try remove the battery and place it in again, otherwise i hope a new battery would help,?
    Is that the right thing to do, or am i going the wrong way?
    Last edited by Seppe Destoop; 08-28-2013 at 07:42 AM.
  9. #34  

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    try sucking on the hp jack
    Quote Originally Posted by Moulik Solanki View Post
    Hey guys,

    Dropped my N4 in water, stayed there for probably a second. Quickly blowed air for a while, the screen is perfect, the software is fine.
    The problems I face are with the loudspeaker.. nothing from it. Also snag with the earpiece, the call went through, but couldn't hear anything.
    So, as I write my phone stays submerged in rice, and I'm praying its up and running soon.

    Any suggestions I could use folks?
  10. #35  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seppe Destoop View Post
    try sucking on the hp jack
    If there is water damage, replace the entire phone with a new one.
  11. #36  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainbob767 View Post
    If there is water damage, replace the entire phone with a new one.
    i assume your comment was meant to be on my other comment about my own phone?
    but anyways, i dont know if the phone still works or if its just a battery thingy. the red light of death seems to indicate a battery issue, not an issue with the motherboard or whatelse...

    and since im still at highschool i dont really have the money to buy a new one right now
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    did your mic come to life finally?
    dropped muy nexus 4 into the water one day ago.
    rice worked for all buttons and functionallities but the microphone does not work.

    how did it work for you??
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    same problem with loudspeakers butnI solved IT with rice overnight.
    now i'm just f***ed with the microphone
    did you get any luck with that?
    thanks!
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    To all those who have a water damaged Nexus 4 which works fine after being dried out except the mic (people can't hear you when you make a call).

    There is only one fix and it is easy!!!!

    I dropped mine and after leaving it with a repair shop for 3 weeks I was told it was effectively a write off - not true. Now I can only just about change a plug but I managed to fix it. Here is all you need to do. Buy a micro usb flex on line. They are about 12. Buy a T5 screwdriver. They are about 1. Youtube nexus 4 dissembled which shows how easy it is to change it. I followed it and it took me about half an hour. Phone now works fine. I suppose it will negate any warranty as you have repaired it yourself but the amount of posts I have seen with this problem with some wierd and wonderful suggestions are not helpful.

    A 12 usb micro flex - easy and cheap to do abd it WILL fix your problem. Any Q's then let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minnemike View Post
    Temp work around is to go with bluetooth!
    The Speaker Phone will work until the mic dries out too
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    i think its safe to say dont buy a ******* nexus 4. This is my 2nd time replacing it in the last 2 months and let me say this, it is not a good phone. Yeah the features are cool but it is so fragile. Crack any part of that screen and youre ****ed. Drop it in water and youre ****ed. I literally just dropped my phone in milk ( no idea how thats even ******* possible) and lets just say i will not be buying a Nexus phone ever again
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    I dropped mine in coffee.... And to be fair I powered it off immediately this happened early in the morning and didn't get a chance to take it apart till late in the afternoon.... I wiped all the parts with a shaky and powered the phone back on.... Wiped the software and installed a fresh version of android because my ear piece was not detecting, and now it works just as before its not the liquid that kills the device it is having it on while wet that ruined them.... I say this typing on my n4 which will be retired soon as I order a colored N5, these phones are great because if you actually take the time to repair little issues you never have to deal with LG or any customer care =)

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
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    This is what I did my nexus 5 I accidently dropped it in the toilet cause I needed to go and ya then it wasn't working so I took a dry towel and opened up my phone dried it up and then I put it in front of my fan for like 10 seconds now it works
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