FORUMS

XDA Recap: This Week In Android (May 17 – 23)

Another week, another recap. The Sunday tradition marches on this week with a fresh … more

Huawei To Sell Honor Smartphones Via Indian Retail Outlets

World’s fourth largest smartphone maker Huawei plans to now sell its … more

Sunday Debate: Are Smaller Bezels Better or Worth It?

Bezels have been getting smaller and smaller as the years go by, and while devices … more

LG G4 First Impressions and Unboxing – XDA TV

The latest in LG’s signature line of “G phones” has been released. … more
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread

[Q] [GO] Water Damage, Screen Flickering. Solution

25th April 2014, 07:44 AM |#1  
OP Senior Member
Flag Butterworth
Thanks Meter: 129
 
More
Hi guys,
I took my Go out for a swim and after my swim, the screen started to flicker and eventually the screen died(yes, all the flaps were closed, I double checked). Now this was last month, and I did the whole rice bag thing, and still no improvement :3 But occasionally the screen comes back to life when I tap on it and then dies again.. And last week, I just happened to switch on the phone and it started working like nothing ever happened! And yesterday it stopped working again I took it to the Sony store and they say that it might take about 400RM(120USD) to fix it.. Is there anything that I can do to fix this??
The Following User Says Thank You to Hukanawa For This Useful Post: [ View ]
 
 
25th April 2014, 09:52 AM |#2  
Senior Member
Flag Imola
Thanks Meter: 150
 
Donate to Me
More
Try to have it tested for water resistance, if a machine test shows leaks even after cleaning the caps it's not your fault (at least if $ony follows their service manuals to the letter)
25th April 2014, 10:39 AM |#3  
74NK's Avatar
Member
Thanks Meter: 5
 
More
You can open the screws up in the back and manually troubleshoot what is up with it. Check it for any water or moisture on the inside or any damage from it. Good luck

Sent from my Xperia Go using Tapatalk
27th April 2014, 03:24 PM |#4  
Senior Member
Flag Lahore
Thanks Meter: 85
 
More
@Hukanawa
Did you switch it off the instant it got wet. Using the internally wet phone could damage the main board which could be causing the problems.

Or the screen could have been screwed up...

Sent from my Xperia P using Tapatalk
29th April 2014, 02:41 AM |#5  
OP Senior Member
Flag Butterworth
Thanks Meter: 129
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hamza Murad

@Hukanawa
Did you switch it off the instant it got wet. Using the internally wet phone could damage the main board which could be causing the problems.

Or the screen could have been screwed up...

Sent from my Xperia P using Tapatalk

I did switch it off after the screen started flickering :/.. I opened her up today and theres a a little of rust on one of the connectors that lead from the screen to the board..
The Following User Says Thank You to Hukanawa For This Useful Post: [ View ]
29th April 2014, 09:57 AM |#6  
74NK's Avatar
Member
Thanks Meter: 5
 
More
Well there you go. Youre gonna have to get new parts or fix the old ones.
Try removing the rust from the connector, then fully drying the insides and see if the screen turns on if you moove the connector around. Also check ebay for the price of a new screen. It might be cheaper then you think.


Sent from my Xperia Go using Tapatalk
Last edited by 74NK; 29th April 2014 at 10:00 AM.
24th December 2014, 09:10 AM |#7  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
More
After water damage my xperia z3 having the same problem! Screen flickering, brightness is very low I can barely see anything in daylight! Otherwise everything working fine! Any idea what might causing the problem? Is it the screen or the motherboard is damaged?
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread

Tags
damage, flicker, screen, water, xperia
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes