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Water Damage to my S4...an Adventure begins
Well, yesterday I went rafting with friends and I put my S4 into a plastic bag. Then I fish it out of the bag and...it's submerged in water -_- I had it turned off beforehand but this is bad.
I opened the thing up and extracted the mainboard at a table at In N Out, and wrapped everything in paper tissue and took it home like that. I'm pretty impressed that I didn't lose a screw while crammed in a table with so many people and food everywhere.
Today I gave all the parts a soak in isopropanol, a bit of 99% that I had left, and then I got more 91% from the store. Liquid dessicant, since the azeotrope is ~70%.
I know I probably shouldn't have tried to do this but I turned it on, and things are a bit interesting. The thing actually does turn on, but the screen and all LEDs are totally dark except the touch buttons at the bottom. Screen does not respond. Connected to the computer, I can use a program I had installed to take screenshots on my computer, and lo and behold it actually boots successfully! However, there is no cellular signal, and the disturbing thing is that the case is heating up like crazy as if I were playing a movie and the battery level is dropping rapidly despite being connected to the charger. It shall sit for a few more days then.