Has your cell phone ever been water logged?

United States
March 14, 2008 11:02pm CST
ok so this is the second time my phone has gotten water damage. The first time it was in my sweatshirt and it slipped out and flew right into the toilet. I was so mad. I had to spend 60 dollars to get another one. So now I just realized my phone was in my jeans that I just took off and washed. Ugh again water logged. Im about to call the insurance and get another one sent. But before I did I was wondering if anyone elses got water logged and it worked again after that? I cant believe I did this, it makes me so mad I didnt check that pocket!
6 responses
@lilybug (21147)
• United States
15 Mar 08
I dropped my cell phone in the washing machine before, but I realized it pretty quickly. I took mine apart and towel dried it and then took a hair dryer to it. It worked but you could not see the screen until the next morning. The next morning it worked just fine.
• United States
15 Mar 08
Ahh maybe there is hope then lol. Mine I got working and can call out but cant see my screen.
@lilybug (21147)
• United States
15 Mar 08
That is just how mine was. Take it as far apart as you can without unscrewing anything. Back, battery, face plate, and even the rubbery number pad. Blow dry it for a little while and then leave it overnight.
• United States
17 Mar 08
Wow thats something. Never dropped my phone in the water. But I have actually dropped my phone like hundreds of times. I have a razor and it sucks. But they tried to say that the screen was not working.
• United States
18 Mar 08
Yea I can still use mine but everything works but the main screen when I open it. The front screen even works. I can see very little on the main screen. If it dont clear up Ill have to get a new one. UGH. but the phone does work so thats a plus lol.
• India
16 Mar 08
My cell has been water-logged many times. Once when I was in a hurry and slipped my phone into the toilet pot, once again the repetition and once in a picnic, my friends splashed water to me and my cell was all wet till inside. I opened the electronic matter inside and dehydrated using a hair-dryer. It worked in all cases. I believe you can do the same. It works great.
• United States
18 Mar 08
When I dropped it in the toilet it wouldnt work at all. So I sent for a new one. I had the new one about a month now and then I leave it in my pants and wash it. Anyways, it all works except my main screen. I havnt tried the blow dryer yet. Its been 3 days I thought it would just dry out on its own. But at least it works so I guess its not to bad. I can see some on my screen. Not much but some letters and stuff. If I hold it a certain way I can see if someone texts me and stuff. Idk I just hope it clears up and then after awhile Ill just get a new one when I can. :)
@queenofarms (1665)
• United States
21 Mar 08
I have dropped mine in the toilet. Once it dried out it worked just fine. Now my son inlaw jumped in the pool with his. It was a 400.00 phone. It wouldn't work afterwards. So he gave to my grandson to play with. Well a year later I was just messing with it and it came on. Everything still stored in it. He had it re-activated and it works great.
@lateesha (94)
16 Mar 08
yes one time i was on holiday washing my clothes outside by hand and my phone was in my pocket and wen i leaned over it feel in the bucket of water and soap i taken itout quickly and taken of the battery and chip and put it face down on the fan when i taken it up after 4 hrs it was working fine lol
• Pakistan
15 Mar 08
i am using the mobile for the last 4 years i think and i dont have this problem with me. so it is going fine for me. Muhammad Atif atifshahzad1@yahoo.com