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With a load of clothes. Full cycle. Spin dried.

I took the battery out, and then put it in a bowl of rice for 2 days. I had a back up battery, and charged it using the external charger I have.

Powered it up, and it works fine, except the screen is messed up a bit.

It looks as though there's residue or moisture underneath the screen, and it has a discoloration.....

Has anyone here ever washed a phone? Do you know if this goes away or not?

I'm hoping it's just moisture and it'll go away. If it's residue, then I think it'll be more permanent...
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post #2 of 13
might be frsidue but more likely moisture
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because full cycle washes away better there might be a littel residue it will last for a week to forever
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You've turned it on too early then?

But no i usually have my phone on the table when i switch clothes

i never ever put my phone the wrong place tongue.gif
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I've dropped my phone in the toilet...a guys gotta surf OCN somewhere frown.gif

It took three days to completely dry, as long as you open everything up and stick it in front of a fan, I've never had residual damage from water.
Edited by jellis142 - 8/14/11 at 10:30pm
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Anyways, put your phone in rice as well if you want to get the moister out from the screen.
     
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but agree with the people above. i think you may have not dried it enough. did you actually take apart the phone or only throw it in a bowl of rice?


have to ask...
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nioxic;14586461 
You've turned it on too early then?

But no i usually have my phone on the table when i switch clothes

i never ever put my phone the wrong place tongue.gif

I never have an issue with my phone. My new gf decided to be "helpful" and wash my work pants while I was taking my shower.....

My pants were on the floor in the bathroom!

I just found this:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=653317

This guy washed his phone...


The residue for him went away after leaving it in mositure absorbing things, and on a hot radiator. I'll leave it in the sun on my dash off and on tomorrow as I'm delivering pizzas, not too much to destroy the LCD.

Quote:
Originally Posted by stupidcha;14586498 

but agree with the people above. i think you may have not dried it enough. did you actually take apart the phone or only throw it in a bowl of rice?


have to ask...
I let it sit for 2 days in rice. I tried to take it apart, but didn't have the correct tools. Part of the screen pulled off (80% of it), but the other portion didn't, which was connected by a ribbon cable (connected at the bottom near the buttons). I put it back together in fear of ruining it.
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post #9 of 13
You should never turn it on for at least 72 hours. Also leave it in a bag of rice. Sucks the moister right out of it.
 
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post #10 of 13
best advice to you is turn it off and put it in a bag of rice and leave it there for a few more days.

hopefully that'll fix it but no one can straight up tell you if it'll fix the screen issue.

best of luck. and don't skimp on the rice.
    
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