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By tekguyny, Junior Member on 10th May 2014, 02:31 AM
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20th May 2015, 09:53 PM |#11  
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Unhappy S5 speaker
Bros.. I did the same thing... I dropped it in the water. And now.... after @30 mins the speakers seem to be like... Soud like the membeane is punctured. Can that be? I gave it a lot of shooks and I 'smacked' it, so to say, with the back of it to my upper foot, so that the water could get out faster... Was that bad? (
 
 
23rd July 2015, 01:33 AM |#12  
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Unhappy no longer working after getting wet.
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Originally Posted by barondebxl

The phone is water resistant, not waterproof. Also give it a little more time, the speakers will go back to normal.

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I was sitting in water that was not even deep enough for the water to cover my legs playing with my grandson for about 20 minutes. I was told my the salesperson the Galaxy S5 was waterproof not water resistant for up to 30 minutes. No water depth was specified either. When I got out of the water, my phone would not turn on and I took off my otterbox because it had water in it. I then took off the back cover and found it had water inside it and on the battery. I have now had it drying out with the battery out for 8 hours. I tried it again and it still will not come on. I have to say though that it was starting to act up before it got submerged in water. The last several days it would not wake sometimes unless I took the back off and took the battery out and put it back in. The camera the last two days has been not wanting to work sometimes too. Or sometimes it would hang up. I have had this phone less than a year. I bought it right before the S6 came out. I think there is an issue with this phone besides the water issue. I have googled the other problems and they seem to be common with the S5.
23rd July 2015, 02:47 AM |#13  
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I was sitting in water that was not even deep enough for the water to cover my legs playing with my grandson for about 20 minutes. I was told my the salesperson the Galaxy S5 was waterproof not water resistant for up to 30 minutes. No water depth was specified either. When I got out of the water, my phone would not turn on and I took off my otterbox because it had water in it. I then took off the back cover and found it had water inside it and on the battery. I have now had it drying out with the battery out for 8 hours. I tried it again and it still will not come on. I have to say though that it was starting to act up before it got submerged in water. The last several days it would not wake sometimes unless I took the back off and took the battery out and put it back in. The camera the last two days has been not wanting to work sometimes too. Or sometimes it would hang up. I have had this phone less than a year. I bought it right before the S6 came out. I think there is an issue with this phone besides the water issue. I have googled the other problems and they seem to be common with the S5.

there's got to be more to the story..this phone, if the back cover is completely snapped on + charging flap closed, can be fully submerged in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes with absolutely no harm done to the phone. That's the manufacturers specs.

Personally, I jumped into a lake off the back of a boat with the phone in my hand (while recording video) and proceeded to swim around for about 45 minutes with the phone in my hand the entire time.
I'd say the deepest it went was around 5 feet.
As you can imagine there was a lot of pressure hitting it in all directions due to the swimming aspect..anyway point being, nothing was damaged.

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22nd November 2015, 06:41 AM |#14  
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I dropped my S5 in the toilet yesterday and I quickly removed it from the toilet. The toilet was almost empty and only the top part of the phone where you put your earphones in got wet. I have put it in rice but it is still not working. The bottom part didn't have the safety guard on but it didn't get wet. Why is it not working?
22nd November 2015, 07:00 PM |#15  
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let the s5 dry up completely before turning it on
20th July 2016, 11:05 PM |#16  
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The difference between water-resistant to water proof is that water proof is impervious to fluids which means it doesn't allow not even a drop of liquid into the phone which only works with waterproof cases.. Water-resitance which the galaxy s5 has can withstand the penetration of water. Keep in mind taking it for a dive has some risks.. Make sure to completely dry off the phone once your done using it in the pool. It's normal for the speaker to sound muffle for a couple of hours.. Same goes for the microphone.. You won't be able to call or use any app that uses the microphone once you take it out of the pool. Just wait for it to dry off in a couple of hours!

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