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    What exactly are they supposed to look like when there was damage? On Rezound, there appear to be two: one on connections side of the battery, and another, a bit smaller, on the side opposite of the SIM card. In my case, on both there is a pattern of fine white and red short horizontal lines. It's not what is meant when said that these indicators turn red? God, I hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon_y7 View Post
    What exactly are they supposed to look like when there was damage? On Rezound, there appear to be two: one on connections side of the battery, and another, a bit smaller, on the side opposite of the SIM card. In my case, on both there is a pattern of fine white and red short horizontal lines. It's not what is meant when said that these indicators turn red? God, I hope.
    Oh oh did it get wet ?

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    Taking the phone into a steamy bathroom too may times will show up as water damage....
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    It slipped off my belt on a soggy, swampy field, in the dark, and I discovered it missing about 15 min later. The back part of the Defender was on and it was in a leather horizontal pouch, but the charging port was exposed. I saw somewhere else that the white/red X pattern was normal, but I got it apart and the battery out, and am reluctant to put it together and turn on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon_y7 View Post
    It slipped off my belt on a soggy, swampy field, in the dark, and I discovered it missing about 15 min later. The back part of the Defender was on and it was in a leather horizontal pouch, but the charging port was exposed. I saw somewhere else that the white/red X pattern was normal, but I got it apart and the battery out, and am reluctant to put it together and turn on.
    Put in rice for 24hrs just to be safe.

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    Mine have a fine red crosshatch pattern on a white background. My phone has never been wet, I don't even take pictures of water. They look similar on my old Droid X, I think the red lines mean they are OK.
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    The indicators are supposed to turn pure red if it was exposed to water damage; supposedly, there's also one inside the phone that you can't access easily.

    The red crosshatch pattern is there to prevent people from using white-out to paint over the indicators. Anyone doing this would then have to redraw the red crosshatch patch onto the white-out.
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    Those red hatch marks bleed into a solid pink when it comes in contact with water. You're fine.
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    It's been working. Thanks to everyone who responded. Now is the music player's turn which my wife put yesterday through a washing machine. What a day it was!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon_y7 View Post
    It's been working. Thanks to everyone who responded. Now is the music player's turn which my wife put yesterday through a washing machine. What a day it was!
    I think your going to need a bigger bowl of rice. Good luck

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    The biggest problem is the power up test after the electronics got wet... that is what fries the componentry. I dropped my smartphone in the ocean one time... immediately pulled the battery out, never turned it on and stored it for a few days in a bag of rice (sucked it dry before any corrosion could happen). I hope you found a way to resolve it. Water damage only impacts your phone when electricity flows through the water causing short circuits unless you allows the corrosion to permanently short them.

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