HowDroid >> Post >> water damage to touch screen
Saturday 11th of June 2011
Soooo.....stupid me didn't know where my phone was. Turned out it was outside....aaaaand it started to rain. I went to look outside to see if it was raining and saw my phone was on the patio table. Grrrrreeeaaat. I immediately took the battery out and I took cleaning duster and got all the water I could out. It's powering up ok - BUT the touch screen you can see some water damage and I can't really GET into there with the duster. Also the touch screen is "touchy" and not necessarily working. Will the rice trick work at this point? Hair dryer? I am eligible for an upgrade but was waiting to see what exciting new phones come out. I also am under warranty. I still see little red X's too......not a big red dot so the water damage thing isn't activated.
Water damage to my new Vivid - Screen is dark?
Wednesday 04th of April 2012
Back story: Within the first 48 hours of owning my brand new Vivid it got water damage (I guess leaving it on my sink while I shower is a bad idea? The condensation ruined my phone.) I pressed the power button multiple times but it would immediately shut off (at the time, I didn't know what was wrong with my phone), and finally it wouldn't turn on altogether. It made a weird buzzing noise, and I left it alone for a few days in your conventional bowl of uncooked rice. Once again, it wouldn't turn on. I was close to giving up on the phone altogether until I picked it up today and plugged it into its charger, and it actually works - the sound, touch screen, texts, calling, everything. However, there is one small problem: the screen is very dark and somewhat flickery. I'm not sure if this is something I can fix myself, or if I should send it to HTC and they can fix it for me? Your help is much appreciated!
Touch Screen Acting up - Water Damage? Pls help.
Monday 23rd of November 2009
My touch screen has been acting up...sometimes not responding, and most recently with a battery pull/reset, I got it to respond but it started to act hyper and emitting a buzzing sound. Not sure if this is the result of some moisture getting in. I picked up the phone when I was still sweating from the gym. When I look at the water damage indicator, I see red X's in the circle, but I also still see white. I also see red X's on the sticker that's on the top side of the battery. Can anyone please confirm if this is water damage or if this is the way the stickers look from factory? If so, anyone have a suggestion as to what I can do, or did I just get f-d out of $300+? Bought the phone 9 days ago.
Liquid bonding lcd to digitizer touch screen help???
Sunday 26th of June 2011
So, once again (after the 2nd time it happened so easily, I decided to just live with it for a while), I managed to screw up my phone with water damage to the LCD display... This is the 2nd HTC Desire G2 I've done this to, and neither phone was more than 3 months old at the time - bad luck!!!I finally decided it was too bad to live with and since the warranty does not cover water damage, I'm not entitled for another upgrade for a while from my carrier, and paying for a new phone or a professional repair are a bit out of my reach these days - I figured: I'm pretty handy, why not try to fix it myself?So I did. Bought a replacement part on Ebay, and installed the new LCD today. Works great, except... that I did a really dumb thing. Seems there's some kind of oily liquid / gel between the lcd and the digitizer touch screen, and the first time I took the phone apart (before realizing I had been sent the wrong part, and had to put it back together again and wait for the right part), I did not expect that to be there, and accidentally got a finger print on it.Anyway - long story short, I di
Is this considered "water damage?"
Monday 11th of July 2011
I am a long time reader/lurker, just never had a reason to make an account here until now. A couple of months ago, I started having a weird problem with my evo, on the home button side of the screen, you can not use about 1/4" of the touch screen. I have tried different roms, have gone to unrooted stock 2.3, I have restored to factory defaults numerous times, and have done the screen calibration as well. I got the phone at the end of last year so I took it to my local sprint store, they took it apart and noticed a stain on a metal cover right below the vibrating motor. They say it is water damage and will not touch it anymore even though the water damage indicator on the battery and motherboard are perfect. We tried to get them to fix it with us paying them and they refused to touch it anymore. With the positioning of the water indicator on the motherboard, I dont see how any moisture could get inside the case without it being effected. I have already talked with sprint over the phone and they was very friendly. They told me I could get a replacement and send mine in, but if the
Water Damage to Touch Screen
Thursday 11th of August 2011
My Droid Charge was covered in water for over an hour in my purse. I took it apart and stuck it in a bowl of rice for most of the day and then put it on top of my cable box for a few hours. I continued to let it dry overnight in front of a fan. Just now, I put in a new battery and the phone turns on. However, the touchscreen is not responsive. It's been 30 hours since I started drying the phone. Is there any hope of getting my touchscreen to work again? What do I do now? Thanks for any advice! And yes, I learned my lesson. My son's sippy cup will NEVER be in my bag again.
Water Damage to LCD on Droid! Help!
Monday 29th of November 2010
I woke up this morning to find a bottle of Resolve carpet cleaner knocked over on top on my Droid. (Since the cord is so short I have to charge it on the floor). Anyways, I take it to the Verizon store thinking it would be no problem because I have insurance but it turns out the idiot that changed my number in June forgot to transfer my insurance. So after talking to the manager (which btw was NO HELP AT ALL!), he tells me that if I sent the phone in it would be insurance fraud and pretty much I was screwed because I don't have insurance. (GRRRR) So now I'm stuck because I refuse to pay $600 for a new phone. The only thing that is wrong is the touch screen. The battery and the keyboard is fine. The stickers are still white with red X's. So my question to you is, is there ANYTHING I can do to dry out the screen? I have it in a bag of rice right now, hoping maybe it will dry it out. It looks like there is condensation on the inside of the screen. It still turns on, I just can't unlock it.
samsung galaxy s3 in water touch screen not responding
Monday 02nd of September 2013
samsung galaxy s3 in water damage repair touch screen not responding everything else seems to work fine . i cleaned all the corrosion with 99 alcohol and is pretty clean . how can i so soft reset with out thouch screen ? or any other ideas ?
Is This Water Damage?
Tuesday 03rd of September 2013
Hello All! I'm just after a bit of quick advice if possible. My phone stopped working around 2 weeks ago with two small strips on the touch screen not responding to touch. I was in bed at the time so not exactly a wet place! (yes yes, you can make some jokes here!). I've never got my phone wet (never dropped it, don't take it into the shower etc etc) and yet when I sent it back my carrier is refusing to repair it as they claim it's water damage. I simply can't understand how it could of been water damaged so a little frustrated and confused. I've got these pictures that I'd like to just confirm 100% is water damage (and no other way of this happening) It certainly looks like water damage to me but yeah once again I'm at a loss to how that would of happened. Any help would be appreciated!Daniel.
Galaxy S4 suffered water damage, but possible to save maybe.
Monday 23rd of June 2014
I just need reassurance so I am asking here for it, because it seems it may be savable. Basically, I was using my GS4 at a friends house, and I lost grip and it fell in his hot tub. It wasn't in for more than ten second. I have the otterbox defender case on it without that screen thing, and when I pulled it out of the water it was on and still operating, but I didn't take chances. I took off the case, removed the battery, and being I wasn't home, I let it sit out in the weather for a bit. Wasn't hot out so no worries of heat damage. About 4 hours later I tried turning it on. It turned on and went through all the normal stuff, but it started having issues so I turned it off. I got home and let it sit in rice for 24 hours. After 24 hours, I put it together and turned it on. The phone itself was fine it seemed. Speakers played the sound, it did the little vibrate when it boots, and the LCD itself seemed to work fine. However, the screen seemed pretty water logged, and touch sensitivity was unresponsive. The only damage seemed to be on the more external screen, or touch screen I guess y