1. AC Question's Avatar
    Moto X 2013 year model fell in clean water for less than 2 seconds. Dried out eventually. Seems to be fully functional now, except that the battery won't take a charge. Plugged in, battery level stays at 3%.

    After being quickly retrieved from water and shaken to remove excess water, phone was returned to service (web shopping on wi-fi connection). When battery level dropped within an hour post-immersion and was plugged in to charger, it was noticed that connection to phone service was down. Within a couple of hours post-immersion, the phone shut down and would not reboot.

    Then I removed the SIM card and took the back off and found a little moisture inside. Placed phone with SIM card out and back off in baggie with "10 minute rice" in perforated bag (only rice I had) for about 6 hours. Put it back together, plugged it in, let it charge for a few minutes and turned it on. Though it requires a little patience to get the phone to boot up, it will stay on and seems to be fully functional except that the battery will not charge above 3%. Battery Saver function is good.

    Should I assume that the battery is bad, was shorted-out with the delay in fully drying out the phone or might there be an issue with the USB charging port? I should also add that the USB cord for the charger seems to have gone bad. I had to change cords to get the phone off of "Battery Saver" operation with it plugged in.

    I would appreciate any insights the forum community can offer.
    03-15-2015 10:05 PM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    I'm afraid the insights are not encouraging, as Rukbat's guide explains:

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-16-2015 05:23 AM
  3. vjh425's Avatar
    As the above poster has said, it doesn't sound good. You should have immediately turned the phone off, removed the battery, and let it dry out. You probably did a lot of damage by continuing to use and then charge it.
    03-16-2015 05:58 AM

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