How to repair cellphone was water drowned?

Kuta, Indonesia
September 5, 2009 12:44am CST
When I shower, I took my Nokia cellhone to listen to songs in my Nokia cell phone. And I'm clumsy, my Nokia phone been touched and splashed into the water. so my Nokia phone be damaged, fortunately it was still warranty (because I just bought it about 3 months) and I've brought to the Nokia service center to fix it. But they said, could not be my Nokia warranty, because the fall in the water and it is the owners fault. Then what should I do?
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10 responses
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
5 Sep 09
Actually u should not bring it to nokia immediately.. INstead u should dismantle the whole phone, let it be air dry in front of the fan, or leave it under the sun.. After which, try to put back everything again to see if it can work not.. If it's still not workable, only then u bring to nokia service centre, and tell them your phone cant be switch on at all.. hehe ^_^ BUt now, u have told them u dropped it in the water, i guess u have to pay for the repairs.. It wont be too expensive though, unless u are able to find some other shops to do it, instead of nokia ^_^
@MissAmie (720)
• United States
5 Sep 09
in all the phones I've seen lately, there is a sticker (usually on the battery) that changes color if it gets wet. Simply drying it out won't fool them. Trust me...I learned that one the hard way. lol.
• Kuta, Indonesia
6 Sep 09
I've carried it to the service, and they know that Nokia phone was splashed water even though I did not confess. So, I had the service to other places and pend a lot money to repair its.
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@Sir_bobby88 (8244)
• Singapore
6 Sep 09
Well i have such expreience but i had my phone soaked with water because of rain and made my whole bag wet where my phone was . Think if the circuit is damaged badly it can't be repair , because of the time it will take a lot of time to work on it yea .
• Kuta, Indonesia
6 Sep 09
Thanks for your response. So, we get wisdom from that incident.
@Barbietre (1440)
• United States
6 Sep 09
Sit it in a bowl of dry rice for a day two, it will absorb the water. Of course it may never work but it is worth a try. There is a sensor inside that turns a color when it gets wet, so the company knows when a phone has gotten wet. They will not replace them for free then.
• Kuta, Indonesia
6 Sep 09
Yeah .. Nokia service center do not want to repair and warranty because it was my mistake as the owner .
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
6 Sep 09
I agree with what the other members have said about trying to fix the phone. Definitely do not want to take a phone into the shower or have it nearby where it could get wet. Warranties do not cover water damage since if it gets wet, it is the owners fault. Any other kind of damage should be covered by warranty. Hopefully the methods that the other members mentioned worked for you and your phone is working again.
• Kuta, Indonesia
6 Sep 09
I take wisdom from this incident. Now I will be carefully when use my phone again. Although I want listening music, I 'm not carry the phone to bath room
@MissAmie (720)
• United States
5 Sep 09
Everyone is giving you good advice. Don't try to turn the phone on, a hair dryer works well...etc. This happened to me once...well...I dropped mine in the water while I was getting a pedicure, but same idea. It was the hottest part of summer and I just took off the battery and laid it on the dashboard of the car all day. The sun baked it and dried it and after a few hours it worked fine. It acted just a little quirky afterward, but after a few days it was totally back to normal.
• Kuta, Indonesia
6 Sep 09
I already doing the way, but my phone keep off. Now, I want sell the phone after repaired at service place.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
5 Sep 09
Try taking your cellphone back off, take out the battery and put everything in a container filled with uncooked rice. Leave it overnight. This has worked in the past for me.
• Kuta, Indonesia
6 Sep 09
That's not work for my phone, I don't know why? My Nokia phone keep off.
@jwfarrimond (4474)
5 Sep 09
Since it was turned on when it got wet, it's likely that the electronics have all been fried. If it had been turned off, then simply drying it off might have worked, but as it is, the water will have allowed all of the electronics to short out and there's no coming back from that. It was a pretty silly thing to do anyway, taking it into the shower. You have learned the hard way that electronics and water do not mix. Maybe next time you should get a waterproof phone.
• Kuta, Indonesia
6 Sep 09
I know it's my fault I take lessons from the incident, and I'm not going to bring mobile phones into the bathroom again.
@dianmelydia (2272)
• Indonesia
5 Sep 09
Remember don't switching the phone on after it was drowned. This way can damage the electricity circuit inside the mobile phone and it makes your mobile phone can't be repaired anymore. The best way is you must remove the battery from your mobile phone as soon as possible and open all the casing so you will have a bigger chance to see the water inside. Later, there's some ways you can do. The most recommended by the expert is using silica gels. Put silica gels in a can and your mobile phone together inside and close the can. Wait until half or a day, then open the can and you'll get your phone dry from all waters. The second way which is the most common thing is by using hair dryer for drying your mobile phone. But this way is not perfectly effective because not all of the water can be blowed out and get dry by this method. But if this is the only way you can do, then you'll need to do it many times until you can sure if your mobile phone is really free from water. But if you are not sure about how to do it, i suggest you to bring your mobile phone to its service center for better result. It will costs you some fee but it's much better since you can sure your mobile phone will be repaired well as long as you didn't turned it on after it was drowned into water. Good luck and have a nice day. Happy mylotting.
• Kuta, Indonesia
6 Sep 09
I does what you say, but my Nokia phone keep off. and I already repair the phone at cell phone service. Thanks for your advice, have a nice day!
• Philippines
5 Sep 09
try to dry it using blower. open the whole phone first. my niece used to drop her phone while walking and yet it was raining. then when she got home she opne the whole phone and dry with with our hair blower and it works. but if you think that its already damaged then just bring it back to the store since it still under warranty, lucky you coz it still under warranty or you will going to replace the whole phone. though theres phone technician out there. nokia is not complicated phone so parts of the phone is not hard to find they can repair it easily.
• Kuta, Indonesia
5 Sep 09
Thanks for your advice, I will try.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
6 Sep 09
I am sorry to hear that it happened to you and it will not be covered. I guess they only cover it when it is their fault when somethingdoes not work riht with it. I would suggest you to buy another one and keep it away from water. Good luck.