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    Exclamation Nexus 7 water damage helpp!!!

    I was on skype and washing up and my tablet fell into the sink! i saved it as quick as i could and dried it, i turned it on (which i realize now is a big mistake) but it worked fine so i guessed it was okay. I turned it off and left it under a radiator for 30mins to dry out a bit more but now it wont turn on at all!!! i cant afford a replacement and i don't know if it has a warranty as i had it as a Christmas present.

    any help will do! im so worried!

    many thanks,

    Extra info:
    ive had it for 2 months
    after it had been under the radiator the cameras had condensation on it like a window
    ive tried drying it out with a hair dryer on a low setting
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    Default Re: Nexus 7 water damage helpp!!!

    A warranty won't help, unfortunately... Unless someone bought accidental damage coverage.

    I would try to put it in a plastic bag with plenty of rice grains for a couple of days to make sure it is dry, then try to charge it and see if it works.

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    ive put it in rice now, ill leave it till the weekend and see what happens!
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    Default Re: Nexus 7 water damage helpp!!!

    Don't try to tun it on until the weekend.

    You might also pull off the back, if you are comfortable doing that, to get to any hidden water. Here are tear-down instructions, Nexus 7 2nd Generation Teardown - iFixit. You can stop after you get the back off.
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    The fur is strong with this one.....

    Look, you probably destroyed the tablet but give the rice a couple days.

    1) do not operate small electronics near open/moving water.
    2) do not power on a freshly submerged device
    3) if water may be inside the case DO NOT APPLY HEAT
    \...this is because steam penetrates and condenses again
    \...liquid water does far less damage than steam

    Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if you'd tried to jump start it in the microwave too.

    If the rice does not work, you can try to pop it open or call Asus about repairs.
    There is probably a water penetration indicator inside the case though.

    Whatever your yiffwise inclinations if you find yourself without a tablet....
    ...the cheapest up front replacement is one from a cell phone shop.
    But that would entail a small data plan going forward.
    Still it's your best bet if you can promise to be more careful.
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    Default Re: Nexus 7 water damage helpp!!!

    its been in rice for a day ish now, ive checked the front camera and it has no condensation on it like it had before. its looking good!
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    Default Re: Nexus 7 water damage helpp!!!

    My nexus 7 version 2 got a little bit of water around the switch/camera area. After the water damage, it won't turn on or charge. I was able to fix it by replace the switch. The switch cable connector had a small electric short damage. Once it's replaced, it seemed to work fine.

    The back cover of the nexus is relatively easy to open. Refer to youtube for instructions. Visually inspect the switch connector and see if the cable got damaged. If it is, you might be able to fix it by replacing it with a part from ebay.
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    oh man, sorry about that. You'd have to open it right away to see if water got in. If it was a quick dipping you might have got none.

    If you'd cover the ports/buttons with sticky clear plastic and use wireless for charging the N7 would be quite waterproof.

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