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    Last night I dropped my phone in a bucket of water, and the phone continued to work (playing music in this case) when I took it out from bucket immediately.

    I dried off my phone with paper towels, and not knowing what actions to take besides that at that point of time, I though everything was fine and continued to use the phone. (it seemed fine since the phone was functioning normally, and because S4 active is supposed to be water-proof?).

    Then when I wanted to charge my phone, I realized it failed to charge. So I did some googling and found out that I should cover the phone with rice entirely, and so I did.

    This morning i woke up and uncovered my phone from the rice to see if that solved the issue. It didn't . . .

    My own instinct told me to clean the phone with some alcohol, since the water that my phone dropped in was not the cleanest water unfortunately. I specifically cleaned the usb/charging part of the phone with alot of alcohol and miracle happened ! It charged !!! I managed to charge my phone back up from 0% to 50% but now this miracle is gone when I turned on my phone, hoping to charge & use it at the same time.

    So can anyone tell me what exactly should I do with this phone ? I just listed everything that I did so far with the phone, did I screw up things more or what...?
    03-20-2016 04:28 PM
  2. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    Its not really possible to diagnose without physically examining the device. Water can cause components to short. The best thing to do is take it to a repair shop
    03-20-2016 04:40 PM

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