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Help! do I need a new screen?

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8th January 2014, 03:11 PM   |  #1  
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So I recently dropped my phone in the sink while the water was running. I quickly removed it but water had already seeped inside, causing the screen to go crazy and then it was just a blank white.

I could see the water making its way up through the screen so I dried it off as much as I could and proceeded with the rice technique. After leaving it there for the past three days, I finally took it out this morning and turned it on.

It works! (Well I can see everything on the screen and the touch is fine as I am typing with it right now). Only thing is, it has left something behind. Looks like maybe some moisture is still in there and maybe pressed against the screen.

Based on the pic attached, you think I need a new screen? Or should I take it in to the repair shop and have them look to see if it is just extra moisture that needs to be dried?

Anyone ever seen this before? Really love this phone!

It works fine otherwise. Camera, headphone jack etc.
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8th January 2014, 03:29 PM   |  #2  
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So I recently dropped my phone in the sink while the water was running. I quickly removed it but water had already seeped inside, causing the screen to go crazy and then it was just a blank white.

I could see the water making its way up through the screen so I dried it off as much as I could and proceeded with the rice technique. After leaving it there for the past three days, I finally took it out this morning and turned it on.

It works! (Well I can see everything on the screen and the touch is fine as I am typing with it right now). Only thing is, it has left something behind. Looks like maybe some moisture is still in there and maybe pressed against the screen.

Based on the pic attached, you think I need a new screen? Or should I take it in to the repair shop and have them look to see if it is just extra moisture that needs to be dried?

Anyone ever seen this before? Really love this phone!

It works fine otherwise. Camera, headphone jack etc.

Give it a few more days and if it doesnt go away then have it looked at
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8th January 2014, 03:35 PM   |  #3  
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Give it a few more days and if it doesnt go away then have it looked at

Thanks Chris. Ever happened to you or anyone you know before?
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8th January 2014, 08:18 PM   |  #4  
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Thanks Chris. Ever happened to you or anyone you know before?

Instead of rice, buy some desiccant. Google it. If you live in a medium to large city, you can get it locally.


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8th January 2014, 08:23 PM   |  #5  
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Instead of rice, buy some desiccant. Google it. If you live in a medium to large city, you can get it locally.


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Thanks I've heard about those too.

I live on an island and they dont sell them here

I might have to go to a shoe store and ask if they have any laying around that maybe customers discarded

BTW, how much will I need?
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