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    Default Uh-Oh! Phone won't charge! (water damage)

    So last night I dropped my Galaxy S2 Skyrocket in the bathroom and it fell into a little bit of water. Some water got into the charging port on the bottom. I picked it up within 3 seconds but I guess the damage was done. I immediately turned the phone off and let it dry for a while. Then turned it back on.

    Well this morning I go to charge the battery and when I plugged in the wall charger nothing happened. I assume that the water killed the charging input. Luckily when I bought my Skyrocket I also bought a separate Samsung battery charger. So I can charge the batteries through there in the meantime.

    So my options are:
    1) Use insurance, pay deductible, get new Skyrocket (correct?)
    - How much is the deductible? (couldn't find it on my bill or online)
    - More importantly, do they give you a refurbished phone when you use your insurance on a damaged phone? If they do, I don't want to do that. I want a NEW replacement.
    2) Go to the store and try and convince them to let me pay the insurance and get a Galaxy S3. Although I've heard this never works. In that case I'd have to pay the full $550 if I really wanted. That's insane.
    3) Just go straight to Google and buy the Nexus outright for $349.

    I'm not sure which avenue I want to go down. Any input or advice is greatly appreciated. While writing this a friend told me to put my phone in a bag of rice and that will suck out any moisture. But will that fix the charge port. My phones' been running since 9pm last night when this happened and I thought it was dried all the way.
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    You can take it to a repair shop and they can repair it. You can check on line for parts and repair it yourself
    There are how to's on you tube. I repaired two razors with good results. One the screen went out on. The other one the key board stop working. It is not as bad a you might think. Good luck with what ever you decide to do.

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    http://www.parts4repair.com/samsung-...or-flex-cable/
    This is a Web site for repair parts for a skyrocket. The charging port is not to bad.

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    Stick it in a bowl of dry rice for 2-3 days with the battery out and cover off. then see if it is ok.

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    Well, put it in a bag of rice overnight and it did the trick! Thanks all! Glad it didn't have to come to the point of repair or replacement.
    Nexus 4 (Feb 2013 - Present)
    Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket (2011-2013)
    Verizon OG Droid (2009 - 2011)
    ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 (May 2012 - Present)
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    sweet... sometimes it takes a day or 2 but the rice trick usually does the job...
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    Although the only other thing that I just noticed doesn't work is when I plug it into my computer it doesn't get recognized and therefore I can't sync it.

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    Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket (2011-2013)
    Verizon OG Droid (2009 - 2011)
    ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 (May 2012 - Present)
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    try Kies air
    Also try a different USB cable.
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    I have a question about water damage on my Galaxy also. On Saturday night (9/29) my child accidentally threw up on my phone. He wiped it off and such, but didn't tell me until morning. I tried to turn it on, without checking whether or not the water indicator had been tripped. After trying to turn it on, I looked at the battery and saw that the indicator had turned red. I put the phone in rice a few hours later, and its been sitting in rice for about a day now. Will the phone work again? Help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vsample0011 View Post
    I have a question about water damage on my Galaxy also. On Saturday night (9/29) my child accidentally threw up on my phone. He wiped it off and such, but didn't tell me until morning. I tried to turn it on, without checking whether or not the water indicator had been tripped. After trying to turn it on, I looked at the battery and saw that the indicator had turned red. I put the phone in rice a few hours later, and its been sitting in rice for about a day now. Will the phone work again? Help would be greatly appreciated.
    The rice may or may not work but it's your best bet to try it. Rice draws moisture from electronic devices very good. Just make sure it's totally submerged in the rice with the battery out of it and no battery cover on it. Like others have stated leave it in the rice for about 2 days if you can't wait that long then at least keep it in over night and then try it. If it doesn't work then it probably won't anymore. Good luck :thumbup:

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    Ok thank you so much. I'll try to start the phone again tomorrow night or something. Thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vsample0011 View Post
    Ok thank you so much. I'll try to start the phone again tomorrow night or something. Thanks again.
    No problem. Let us know if the rice trick works for your phone.

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    Well I tried it. The phone turned on, I could feel the vibrations and everything, but the display did not come on. Whenever I popped the battery in, it automatically turned on. Is there any way I can make the water damage indicator turn white again? Or how can I solve the display issue?
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    Sorry to say but I think its toast. Water probably fried something on the main board. As far as the water indicator to my knowledge there is no way to get it back to original color. Hope you have insurance.

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    I have a bit of a problem with my skyrocket too. I went to a river a couple months back and I put my phone in my pocket and jumped in I noticed my phone after a minute or so and quickly pulled it out and dried it. When I got home I promptly pulled it apart and let it marinate in a bowl of rice for a week. When i pulled it out it worked fine and life was great, the problem started occurring about a month or so after the incident. My phone started to only charge to about 96%, and slowly over the next couple of week that limit began to drop until i couldn't charge my phone at all, as soon as i disconnected it, it would die. I tried using a different charger and I even bought a new battery and nothing worked. I just got declined for my insurance (not surprised it was completely my fault), so now I'm stuck with a phone that can't charge, it's almost like having a land line again. If you have any suggestion on what I could do, I'm open ears. I am completely open to open the whole thing up and replacing parts and the whole shebang, it's not like I am going to void my warranty even more
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    Thanks for your post, you pointed me to the right direction.
    What i did to fix it: brush and rubbing alcohol, i took it apart brushed it with alcohol and dried it with a heat gun (not too close)
    im back up thanks.
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    Default Re: TVTECHGURU Uh-Oh! Phone won't charge! (water damage)

    How long was it "damaged" before you put it in the rice bag and it worked?? Please let me know because mine has been "damaged" a little while.
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    I have a problem with my samsung galaxy s2. My friend slept over and I had left my phone in the bed with us while we slept, we fell asleep around 7 or 8 in the moarning this being her first night sleeping over she had an accident and we woke up around 12 the whole bed was soaked inuding my phone I brung it to my mom and she dryed it and put it in a bowl of rice we kept it there for two days and it was still broken so we replaced the battery and used a different charger it still doesn't work this was about a week after christmas please help me.

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