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Phone got wet, touchscreen not working
I'm looking for help with my Thunderbolt's touchscreen. I was riding around on my bike in the rain with it in my pocket and it got a little wet. The phone powers on and seems to be working fine, it just will not respond to any touch input. Is there anything I can do for this? It is rooted running CM7, so I don't know if they will look at it or not at Verizon if it's rooted.
Thanks for any help
- 08-28-2011, 05:05 PM #2
- 08-28-2011, 06:05 PM #3
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Re: Phone got wet, touchscreen not working
I'm actually surprised we have not seen one of these stories again before now... and surprised how often people turn their device on just to see if it works before they take all the steps of pulling the battery out Immediately, then put both into a bag of dry rice for at least 24 to 48 hours... and finally then put the battery back in just to see if it works. You should never see if it works first if you think it's gotten water damage... you should first take out the battery and put it in dry rice... that would increase your odds of getting your phone to work... no guarantee, but it could increase your odds.
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- 08-28-2011, 06:21 PM #4
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