I dropped my cell phone in water .............?

I dropped my cell phone and water but now when i try to turn it on it only vibrates and wont go to the main screeen- how can i fix this and dry it out or something?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best answer

    You may have ruined it by turning it on if it hasn't dried out completely, if you drop your cellular in water the best thing to do is take out the battery and disassemble it as much as possible and let it dry out for a day or so before turning it on.

  • 1 decade ago

    First of all, if this ever happens again, immediately get it out of the water and remove the battery and do not put it back until the phone is dry. If you run current through the phone after it's wet, you're more likely to fry the phone. I know it's hard to resist the temptation to see if your phone will power on after its gotten wet, but its best to turn it on only after its dry. With that being said, take the phone apart as much as possible, meaning take the battery out of the phone, remove the back door (if applicable) and dry the phone off with a towel. Then put all of the parts in a zip-top bag with dry rice in it. The dry rice will help pull the moisture out of the phone. Leave it in the bag a couple of days. Reassemble the phone and try to power it on. I hate to say it, but most likely your phone won't function properly, but hopefully you'll be able to get it to power up so you can get the phone numbers out. I have been fixing cell phones for a long time and typically when they start constantly vibrating and don't power on all the way (won't go to the main screen) they are goners. If you have a good third-party dealer that has a tech on staff and see if they will clean the phone out. Corporate stores typically will not do this for you because of the liability, but third party dealers don't have the same strict guidelines to follow.

    Source(s): I've been in the cell phone industry for over 10 years
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    take the battery out right away and put it on vent or put it on the dash of a car in the sun for a couple of hours and try it then but get that battery out NOW u could use a hair dryer for a while first to help but let the battery connections on the back of the phone dry out. What phone is it?

    Source(s): Cell Phone Tech
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I dropped my phone in the lake and didnt find it for 2 days. I took the battery of and let it dry before torning it on and it worked. If not take the sim card out and go to the dealer.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You can use blow dryer but you can also try taking out the battery and lay the mobile phone in the sun for a while, it'll get dry then, just make sure you take out the battery cause it might get damaged or explode when it lays in the sun too long. You can dry the battery with a regular towel.

  • 3 years ago

    oops, if it grew to become into the rest room dont sense stupid that has got here approximately to me. I dont component there will be a thank you to shop it until eventually the two a million. its a Nokia and you're taking the gel-button-conceal-pad off and notice what incorrect 2. take it on your on the spot service shop based how lr telephone you may desire to be waiting to replace it. i think of with verizon its a million month. otherwize you may desire to have telephone insurance. what i might do is call and get unintentional insurance (theres additionally lost or stolen insurance and it is not good for this) unintentional insurance won't be including your copany then your screwed. once you get it wait yet another day or so and phone and say omg wager what got here approximately to my telephone i dropped it in water.. then they are going to replace it. :) btw unintentional insurance is oftentimes a greenback or 2 extra high priced then lost or stolen

  • 1 decade ago

    You can try to dry it out with a hair-dryer, take the battery out and hit it with the dryer for a few minutes. If that doesn't work take it to your providers store. Don't fib to the guys at the store and tell them that your phone just stopped working. Most phones have a water detection sticker that will show them that the guts of the phone have been exposed to water. This could void your warranty. Good Luck

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1)TAKE THE BATTERY OUT

    2)Take the SIM card out

    3) Put it on a hot radiator, keys-side up so the water evaporates out of the phone

    4) Leave it there until all the droplets have gone from the screen, about 24 hours.

    *DONT* blow dry it, you'll only force water / vapour into places it hasn't already penetrated into!

    (I've done this several times)

  • 1 decade ago

    Take the battery cover, battery, and sim card out of the back of the phone and let it air dry for 1-2 days before turning it on.

    hope this has helped you

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There seems to be an epidemic of people dropping their cellphones in water. It is only mid-April but so far this year no less than four friends in Jamaica have lost their cellphone facility through dropping their phones in water. Why on earth do people have their cellphones out when they are close to water - I don't understand it.

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