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Hi guys, poor student here had to change in the bathroom, and drops his phone in the Toilet., anyways, the Phone being a nokia miraculously still works!, the only thing is the LCD is being shorted by water that doesnt want to evaporate or something else, but long story short, the LCD is messed up. Now there is 2 screws in the way of me and that LCD, both extremely small Torx screws.. I dont have this screwdriver and i need a phone ASAP. so i decided to ghetto forge my own screwdriver out of a flat head. Only problem is im pretty close to stripping the bloody thing out of unscrewing, the screw head looks now like a hexagon. i got 1 screw out just fine, but this last screw is killing me.. any advice on how to get it out without destroying my phone?

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You can still Kind of see the stuff going on with the screen


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Stupid Torx

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Ghetto Fab time?

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YOU DONT SAY?! mad.gif
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Hi guys, poor student here had to change in the bathroom, and drops his phone in the Toilet., anyways, the Phone being a nokia miraculously still works!, the only thing is the LCD is being shorted by water that doesnt want to evaporate or something else, but long story short, the LCD is messed up. Now there is 2 screws in the way of me and that LCD, both extremely small Torx screws.. I dont have this screwdriver and i need a phone ASAP. so i decided to ghetto forge my own screwdriver out of a flat head. Only problem is im pretty close to stripping the bloody thing out of unscrewing, the screw head looks now like a hexagon. i got 1 screw out just fine, but this last screw is killing me.. any advice on how to get it out without destroying my phone?
Pics once i find my mini USB cable

simple, go get a torx screw driver, probably a t6
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simple, go get a torx screw driver, probably a t6

i cant find one, my local hardware store only has the larger ones mad.gif
    
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i cant find one, my local hardware store only has the larger ones mad.gif

then you are screwed, biggrin.gif
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yea best bet would be to let it sit in some rice, but if you need your phone asap i think your outta luck
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then you are screwed, biggrin.gif

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yea best bet would be to let it sit in some rice, but if you need your phone asap i think your outta luck

the back side where the rice would touch is completely dry, the water is in between on the other side
    
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the back side where the rice would touch is completely dry, the water is in between on the other side

yea... the next time you drop any electronic in water you basically bury the object in rice not just "set" it on rice.
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but isnt a grain of rice only so small? how will it dry on the other side of the PCB?
    
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the back side where the rice would touch is completely dry, the water is in between on the other side

The rice isn't only for the external components. It helps actually draw out remaining moisture from the internals. However you have already turned it back on, and therefor may be boned.
     
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