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  1. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Help! My son left his phone in his pocket and went in the ocean. He was in for about 5 minutes before he realized it. We then removed the battery and sim card and got it rice in about an hour. Left it for 3 days, but still won't turn on. Any ideas anyone? Brand new contract on Galaxy S4!!!
    It's probably dead. Saltwater isn't good for just about anything.

    Sent from a SlimROM S3.
    08-20-2013 08:48 AM
  2. Linn Latt La's Avatar
    Yeah I knw tht.but do u think it is too late to bury in the rice and tryna get tht work bk.
    08-20-2013 04:39 PM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Yeah I knw tht.but do u think it is too late to bury in the rice and tryna get tht work bk.
    It never hurts to try, but don't get your hopes up.

    Sent from a SlimROM S3.
    STARGATE likes this.
    08-20-2013 05:28 PM
  4. STARGATE's Avatar
    Yeah I knw tht.but do u think it is too late to bury in the rice and tryna get tht work bk.
    Go back a little on this thread and read post #46, I explained there how to deal with salt water and a phone.

    Good luck.

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    08-21-2013 07:16 AM
  5. SoakedS4for2hours's Avatar
    If it has only been few days since you bought the phone, your credit card might cover accidental damage. Amex covers for 90 days. Unfortunately, I went to the beach 101 days after buying my phone. Good Luck!
    09-04-2013 03:31 PM
  6. abridel's Avatar
    Hi i have the same problem. I accidentally dropped my phone in water, i tear it apart took off the batt and wiped it and i blow dried it for at least 20 mins. turned it on and the screen is acting up and unresponsive at times. unfortunately the phone is lowbatt so i tried to charge it for less than 5 min and i unplugged it. the screen keeps acting up and it went blank at times. but the the lights at the bottom is still working. then from there i put it in the rice cause a friend told me to do so. is it too late? btw i have a Galaxy s4
    09-08-2013 10:44 PM
  7. STARGATE's Avatar
    Hi i have the same problem. I accidentally dropped my phone in water, i tear it apart took off the batt and wiped it and i blow dried it for at least 20 mins. turned it on and the screen is acting up and unresponsive at times. unfortunately the phone is lowbatt so i tried to charge it for less than 5 min and i unplugged it. the screen keeps acting up and it went blank at times. but the the lights at the bottom is still working. then from there i put it in the rice cause a friend told me to do so. is it too late? btw i have a Galaxy s4
    It never hurts to try, but don't get your hopes up.

    Sent from a SlimROM S3.
    Go back a little on this thread and read post #46.

    Good luck.

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    You need to read a few posts back to get some answers.
    Like Golfdriver said; "it never hurts to try".

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    09-09-2013 07:08 AM
  8. dymonde13's Avatar
    yes, I just dropped my phone in the toilet.... it fell out of my back pocket. I almost cried but I took it out the and it was still on. I took the battery out let it dry w/0 rice .. and its been fine. Only problem I had was charging it.. but I plugged it in the computer and it started working again.. so if it worked for me it should work for you
    09-21-2013 01:25 AM
  9. gdmin's Avatar
    Because they absorb water & moisture.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using AC Forums mobile app
    Ah I see...
    Thanks

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    09-21-2013 01:34 AM
  10. chirag05's Avatar
    Simple. Next time buy Samsung galaxy S4 Active.

    Sent from my GSIII
    09-21-2013 02:04 AM
  11. STARGATE's Avatar
    Simple. Next time buy Samsung galaxy S4 Active.

    Sent from my GSIII
    Lol. :thumbup:
    But many of those had problems. Didn't they?

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    09-24-2013 07:57 AM
  12. Richard Sequeira's Avatar
    I just dropped my phone in the the toilet (clean), phone was only submerged for 1 second. I blow dried it on a low and cool setting. The phone mostly works, but I get the occaisonal jump. I am trading this phone because it was defective in the first place. I just hope T-Mobile won't bite back because of this. It is sitting in rice right now. How does the Water Damage Indicator look like? Can someone show me?
    09-24-2013 11:05 PM
  13. STARGATE's Avatar
    Hello Richard, welcome to the forums!
    I really don't know where is it, but look on the battery and on the phone, in and around the battery bay.

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    09-26-2013 07:29 AM
  14. Zi Kang's Avatar
    erm, guys i got some problem my s4 also drop in to the water now the screen become dark but siri can work rice is what??
    10-03-2013 05:19 AM
  15. Zi Kang's Avatar
    what meaning rice ?? put in the rice ??
    10-03-2013 05:26 AM
  16. STARGATE's Avatar
    erm, guys i got some problem my s4 also drop in to the water now the screen become dark but siri can work rice is what??
    So let me get this right... You have a Samsung Galaxy S4 that has siri??? Wow! :rolleyes:
    How did that happened? :what:

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    10-03-2013 07:24 AM
  17. STARGATE's Avatar
    what meaning rice ?? put in the rice ??
    Yes! In rice!

    Have you read earlier posts where we have several tips???

    Go and read post #46 for help on a wet phone. But try to read the whole thread from the beginning for more knowledge about all this ordeal.

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    10-03-2013 07:34 AM
  18. Niko Peregrino's Avatar
    hello guys im from Philippines. i also accidentally dropped my Samsung galaxy s4 gt i9505 in water for about 4-6 sec and i dont know what to do i rush to open it after drying it with towel to check if its still working the result is it still work but i noticed some lag from the toolbar and so on. but the thing that most caught my attention is the green led is always there even when i turn the device off. i also reset my device thingking it would go back to normal but it doesn't. my question is can it be possibly go back to normal?
    10-14-2013 07:12 AM
  19. STARGATE's Avatar
    hello guys im from Philippines. i also accidentally dropped my Samsung galaxy s4 gt i9505 in water for about 4-6 sec and i dont know what to do i rush to open it after drying it with towel to check if its still working the result is it still work but i noticed some lag from the toolbar and so on. but the thing that most caught my attention is the green led is always there even when i turn the device off. i also reset my device thingking it would go back to normal but it doesn't. my question is can it be possibly go back to normal?
    Niko, welcome to AC!
    Did you read any of the previous posts before yours?
    Go read post #46.
    Since you didn't do everything you're supposed to now your chances of restoring your device is 50%-50%.

    But you don't have nothing to loose, so go read that post and do the recommendations there.

    Good luck!

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
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    10-14-2013 01:09 PM
  20. Pricilla Elizabeth's Avatar
    Hey guys!
    I am new to this and I am in need of help. I dropped my galaxy s4 and now my screen is statically. I have a crack on the top corner but the led light still works. Can someone tell me what is wrong and what I need to replace.
    10-15-2013 10:34 AM
  21. STARGATE's Avatar
    Hey guys!
    I am new to this and I am in need of help. I dropped my galaxy s4 and now my screen is statically. I have a crack on the top corner but the led light still works. Can someone tell me what is wrong and what I need to replace.
    Welcome to the forums! :thumbup:
    Did you already try drying it?
    I recommend you read the post above yours.
    You need to dry it the best you can before anything else.

    Good luck! :thumbup:

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    10-15-2013 09:37 PM
  22. Niko Peregrino's Avatar
    thank you for reply from my post i tried the raw rice for 2 days and it work, but now after 2 weeks the green led is always there. how can i solve it? thank you in advanced but the device is still working my only problem is that green led even when the device is turned off it is still there.
    10-23-2013 06:05 AM
  23. STARGATE's Avatar
    thank you for reply from my post i tried the raw rice for 2 days and it work, but now after 2 weeks the green led is always there. how can i solve it? thank you in advanced but the device is still working my only problem is that green led even when the device is turned off it is still there.
    That might be a side effect, who knows?!

    But you can try fixing it by doing a factory reset.

    Good luck and let us know what happens! :thumbup:

    Sent From a Galaxy S4 Away!
    10-24-2013 11:28 AM
  24. Scutley's Avatar
    This happened to me once with an older phone of mine. I dropped mine in a lake. I didn't use rice. I just removed the battery right away (before the water got past the battery) and let it dry out. I left it in the sun when it was hot out as well. My suggestion is either remove the battery right away, let it dry, and see if it works after that or get a new battery.

    I think what happens is the battery will get wet, then the water get's inside the phone while the battery drains.

    That what I like about these phone. You can remove the battery unlike Apple.
    10-24-2013 11:50 AM
  25. Hearts86's Avatar
    It's a bit unfair to blame Samsung in this case... a phone that's not water-proof dropped in water through your own fault,... you were lucky you got it working for a month. No one will repair a phone that's got water damage under warranty, not even Apple. The fault you are experiencing now might be unrelated, but they won't care.
    The iPhone might have gotten less damage and that's why it's still working; it's just luck.
    Sorry (my sister dropped her Sony Ericsson years ago in the toilet too so I know it can happen) but I think there's not much you can do, apart from paying for it to be repaired.

    EDIT: I meant to quote Linn Latt La
    10-24-2013 11:56 AM
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