07-25-2015 05:30 PM
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  1. AC Question's Avatar
    so last week my friend pushed me in the pool with my Samsung galaxy s6 in my pocket, it didn't turn on so i immediately put it in rice and let it soak for about 3 days, after the 3 days i attempted to turn it on again, nothing no sign of the phone working. So i plugged it into the charger and the screen lit up with the battery logo but it usually moves up and down and shows the battery level but it just showed the battery logo, didn't think much of it so i let it sit plugged in for about 10 minutes then came back to check on it and it was still stuck on the battery screen, the phone was very hot too, next to the camera was the hottest, i immediately unplugged it and put it in the fridge and eventually the logo went away after the phone sat in the fridge for a good 15 minutes. i tried to plug it in again and it did the same thing except the logo was kind of purple and glitched out so i unplugged it and then plugged it back in and there was no screen response at all. I called the sprint store and they said they don't fix water damaged phones and that i would have to buy a new replacement, just wondering if any stores would be able to fix it, and if i have to replace it will i have to pay another 500 dollars, i am currently on the sprint carrier.
    07-20-2015 11:11 PM
  2. Jetblackdiamond's Avatar
    claim a new s6 from this friend who pushed u into the pool

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-21-2015 01:29 AM
  3. Carson GInocchio's Avatar
    take my friend out of the picture, what can i do? can stores fix it? Do i have to pay the full price for a new one if stores cant fix it?
    07-21-2015 02:35 PM
  4. Janet OSully's Avatar
    Just going thru the same with my daughter's iphone 6

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-21-2015 03:13 PM
  5. Janet OSully's Avatar
    Water damage obviously not covered. I took it to a place here on LI called cpr. (cell phone repair) they are drying it out in a vacuum machine. Will be a few days before they can "diagnose" how much damage was done and whether the resulting corrosion is enough to not do the repair. As of right now it has not turned on. And there was sizzling involved when it first came out of the water. Only submerged for less than 10 seconds

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    07-21-2015 03:21 PM
  6. razza1987's Avatar
    There's a reason why when I know I'm going anywhere around water I leave my phone at home for the day xd. Brings a great escape from technology too lol
    07-21-2015 03:27 PM
  7. EMY92's Avatar
    Almost everyone carries a cell phone on them now. How do idiots, likely also carrying a phone on them, don't realize that they're going to ruin someone's very expensive phone?

    Your "friend" owes you a new phone.

    If something like that happened to me, they'd owe me a new phone and possibly a new $6200 insulin pump if I let them live.
    07-21-2015 04:41 PM
  8. dmarcus48's Avatar
    Similar thing happened to me, except I can only blame myself. Funny thing is my phone will turn on when plugged in, dies as soon as I pull the plug. Had it at a repair shop for 2 weeks, it's toast. So now I'm using a 5 year old iPhone 4.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-21-2015 05:24 PM
  9. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Put the phone in rice for about 3 hrs. The rice will absorb a lot of the water and ur phone should be good
    07-21-2015 07:11 PM
  10. razza1987's Avatar
    Put the phone in rice for about 3 hrs. The rice will absorb a lot of the water and ur phone should be good
    They already said in their original post that they had put it in rice for three days
    07-21-2015 07:19 PM
  11. chmnh's Avatar
    Sounds like the phone is junk.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-21-2015 07:22 PM
  12. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    They already said in their original post that they had put it in rice for three days
    Whoops didn't see that part

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S6!
    07-21-2015 07:46 PM
  13. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I would try and get squaretrade insurance and send them the receipt of your purchase. I know squaretrade covers water damage
    07-21-2015 07:53 PM
  14. bbtkd's Avatar
    Though there is no shortage of people suggesting it, the old rice trick does nothing. If someone tried it and their phone worked, then it was not damaged in the first place. Rice will not draw moisture out of a phone - if it would then having a box of rice in your cupboard would draw moisture out of the air and go bad. There is no trick to bring a phone back to life that entered the water while on, and not much better chance if it was off since few devices are ever totally off if the battery is in it. The power is still going to the circuit board where it connects to the switch. A dunked phone should be gotten out of the water quickly, cover and battery removed (if removable), fan aimed at it and left to dry. After a few hours you could chance trying it on the off chance that water never really got in. Otherwise get it to a repair shop.
    07-21-2015 08:05 PM
  15. Carson GInocchio's Avatar
    so stores may be able to fix it then? no one is really answering the qustion
    07-21-2015 11:42 PM
  16. justnivek's Avatar
    the short answer is no. I don't know why noone said that yet.

    sorry dude
    07-22-2015 12:42 AM
  17. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    I would say that your "friend" owes you a new phone. They probably won't be your friend for long once you tell them this.

    That call is up to you if you want to persuade them to pay for a replacement or not.

    Posted from my Samsung S6 Active
    07-22-2015 03:11 AM
  18. bbtkd's Avatar
    so stores may be able to fix it then? no one is really answering the qustion
    Good question on who could fix it this early in its product cycle. The repair stores can fix it if they can get parts. At first the way those stores get parts is from wrecked phones since the manufacturers may be tight with certain parts or they may never be available new. Much like the car junkyards. It's possible, but not likely that they will have parts for the S6. Screens sand batteries they may have, not so much on boards. They can probably sell you a good S4 or S5.
    07-22-2015 05:28 AM
  19. oscarnyc's Avatar
    Though there is no shortage of people suggesting it, the old rice trick does nothing. If someone tried it and their phone worked, then it was not damaged in the first place. Rice will not draw moisture out of a phone - if it would then having a box of rice in your cupboard would draw moisture out of the air and go bad. There is no trick to bring a phone back to life that entered the water while on, and not much better chance if it was off since few devices are ever totally off if the battery is in it. The power is still going to the circuit board where it connects to the switch. A dunked phone should be gotten out of the water quickly, cover and battery removed (if removable), fan aimed at it and left to dry. After a few hours you could chance trying it on the off chance that water never really got in. Otherwise get it to a repair shop.
    One stores rice in an airtight canister or seals it in the bag it came in for a reason.

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    07-22-2015 05:55 AM
  20. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Though there is no shortage of people suggesting it, the old rice trick does nothing. If someone tried it and their phone worked, then it was not damaged in the first place. Rice will not draw moisture out of a phone - if it would then having a box of rice in your cupboard would draw moisture out of the air and go bad. There is no trick to bring a phone back to life that entered the water while on, and not much better chance if it was off since few devices are ever totally off if the battery is in it. The power is still going to the circuit board where it connects to the switch. A dunked phone should be gotten out of the water quickly, cover and battery removed (if removable), fan aimed at it and left to dry. After a few hours you could chance trying it on the off chance that water never really got in. Otherwise get it to a repair shop.
    Wrong answer.

    White rice can last several years if kept rodent and moisture free but you have to keep it sealed, brown rice has a much shorter shelf life because of the oils in the outer husk.

    A much better way to pull water out of a phone is to use something like this in a sealed Tupperware container

    http://www.amazon.com/Dry-Packs-Mois...cUvbUpU4567160

    Posted from my Samsung S6 Active
    07-22-2015 07:24 AM
  21. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Sounds like your phone is seriously shot, pal.

    I wish I knew stores that fix water-damaged phones, but that's not covered by the device's warranty, which means even Samsung won't repair it.

    Only thing I can suggest is getting a new phone, and since your friend caused all this (not sure if it's by accident or on purpose), he owes you a new phone.

    Try a container with silica gel packets or the Bheestie bag the next time an electronic device gets in contact with a lot of water.
    07-22-2015 09:19 AM
  22. VerizonDroidMotoX's Avatar
    Put the phone in rice for about 3 hrs. The rice will absorb a lot of the water and ur phone should be good
    Scary thing about doing that is almost any insurance will ask you if the phone is damaged prior to being insured. The reason you get insurance is so when this happens your covered. Getting it after the fact is actually fraud. Of course people do it all the time but its technically deceiving insurance companies to cover something you broken when you did not have coverage...Think of it like renting a car...Lets say you don't get insurance and crash it then take it back to rental place and kindly ask for the insurance after the fact lol
    07-22-2015 09:22 AM
  23. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Scary thing about doing that is almost any insurance will ask you if the phone is damaged prior to being insured. The reason you get insurance is so when this happens your covered. Getting it after the fact is actually fraud. Of course people do it all the time but its technically deceiving insurance companies to cover something you broken when you did not have coverage...Think of it like renting a car...Lets say you don't get insurance and crash it then take it back to rental place and kindly ask for the insurance after the fact lol
    Yeah this is what I was also thinking, which is why I was a bit hesitant. I probably wouldn't recommend it
    07-22-2015 09:23 AM
  24. VerizonDroidMotoX's Avatar
    Yeah this is what I was also thinking, which is why I was a bit hesitant. I probably wouldn't recommend it
    Trust me I see people do it all the time. I use to work for Asurion which is a insurance company for devices. We would see all types of claims that were just hilariously misleading. Best one was somebody who got our address online shipped there broken Samsung S4 to us, literally crushed like somebody ran it over with a car and in the package was a note asking for insurance and for it to be fixed along with a whopping $5 dollar check that had in the memo "Good Faith Payment" lol Insurance can be a tricky road not to mention how many stipulations you have I am not kidding If you committed a crime and the phone got broken during that crime insurance will deny claim even if you have insurance legitimately. Lesson being don't break your phone over a bartenders head and expect a insurance replacement.
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    07-22-2015 09:29 AM
  25. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Get an S6 Active and loose that friend of yours.
    07-22-2015 09:53 AM
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