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Cell phone got wet, battery won't take charge

fatwallet187 224 May 23, 2007 at 02:39 PM
I dropped my cellphone in the toilet for 1 second. I took the battery out and dried the phone thoroughly for a couple of days. I took it apart and see that there is some corrosion inside but the phone still functions just fine except that the battery won't take charge.

I tried putting in a new full battery in the phone and it still won't charge but the phone recognizes that the battery is full.

I'm getting a cradle for the phone that can charge the battery outside the phone.

Anyone have experience with wet cell phones? Specifically, will the phone deteriorate further now that it's dry? If it stays as is I'm ok with it.
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Weren't you the one that peed on the cell phone?

Time for a new phone pal...
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It works fine except for not taking charge when the battery is in the phone. Only drains charge.

I just want to know, will it deteriorate further or is all the damage done?
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if possible...

'open' phone case, faceplate, battery cover, whatever, etc
use a hairdryer to evaporate the condensation
put phone back together
give it a try

hope it helps/works
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Quote from fatwallet187 View Post :
It works fine except for not taking charge when the battery is in the phone. Only drains charge.

I just want to know, will it deteriorate further or is all the damage done?
I'm sure it will be fine.

It just sounds like the charging circuit is hosed.
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I used to be a seasonal 'tute for Verizon Wireless (gag) and customers told me some of their tips and tricks for wet cell phones.

One person swore by dismantling the phone (there are websites to show you how to do this) and putting it in the refrigerator for a day. Another dismantled his phone and put it in the oven (really low). I think both are supposed to help dry it out.

When I got my phone wet, I got it replaced through insurance, so I don't really know if these tricks work from personal experience. Sorry Frown
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Quote from priority0ne View Post :
I'm sure it will be fine.

It just sounds like the charging circuit is hosed.
That's what I'm hoping.

I did already dry the phone out thoroughly for 2 days. I dismantled it today and saw various corrosion inside which I wiped off with 100% ethanol.
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I have had my cell phone dropped in a glass of water, splashed with water, sit in water all night long, and it was fine a few days later.

I hear the heairdryer method is good, my dad did that once and it worked for him. I don;t know about putting your cell in the oven though, that sounds really dumb.
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