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    Torch fell in water. Now only a crackling sound comes when I insert the battery. No red LED light also

    Any help??

    Its att unlocked
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    it shouldn't have been inserted the battery when there is water in the phone because it'll cause short circuit. the 1st thing should be done is remove the battery physically (do not do the shut down routine as short circuit occurs when any command is sent)

    then put it in a dry place for few days (disassemble as much as you can speed up the drying process) to minimize the chance of having any moisture in the device. and try your luck after.

    good luck.

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    Thanks

    I'll keep it for a day or two and post back.
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    You're possibly gonna need a new battery, if water has infiltrated it. Did the little tab on the battery turn red? If so, water can get in, as there are breathing holes underneath it, where water can seep in. The circuitry inside tends to fry, and without it, the phone won't operate. So consider that before you try restarting.
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    After removing the battery, put your phone in a sealed container, buried in rice - leave it for 2-3 days - the rice will absorb moisture out of the device.

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    I tried putting my torch's battery into my cousins phone (water went in his torch) but mine too gives the cracking noise when inserted
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    Dry in the sense?? A room with the AC on or in a cupboard??

    Cauz once I left my old chinsese phone near the AC at night and it got fixed the next morning
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgshah3 View Post
    Dry in the sense?? A room with the AC on or in a cupboard??

    Cauz once I left my old chinsese phone near the AC at night and it got fixed the next morning
    If you do the rice fix, the container will be sealed - so the AC will have no affect - in fact, common sense would suggest the warmer the location for the container the better. Also make sure to leave the back cover off of the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Henry View Post
    If you do the rice fix, the container will be sealed - so the AC will have no affect - in fact, common sense would suggest the warmer the location for the container the better. Also make sure to leave the back cover off of the phone.

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    The crackling sound I hear, is it that it is already short circuited or is on the verge of it and still in the safe zone??
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgshah3 View Post
    The crackling sound I hear, is it that it is already short circuited or is on the verge of it and still in the safe zone??
    rgshah - hard to tell until you have dried the phone.

    You would be WELL ADVISED TO NOT USE OR TURN ON THE PHONE until you have dried it using the fix I posted - then, DO NOT put your soaked battery back in the device - purchase a new one or borrow a non-damaged one to see if your device survived.

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    Yeah! I'll use my device battery in my cousin's phone

    Hope it works. He'll have to use a curve otherwise =D
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    The phone is up and running thanks a ton Don
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgshah3 View Post
    The phone is up and running thanks a ton Don
    Glad you are back in operation!

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    Don, the phone reboots on its own now. Very frequent

    Any help?

    It worked fine for 24 hours. But now the rebooting started
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgshah3 View Post
    Don, the phone reboots on its own now. Very frequent

    Any help?

    It worked fine for 24 hours. But now the rebooting started
    If you haven't already done so - do a full wipe (BBSAK) and re-install the OS - if that doesn't solve it, your device may be damaged.

    How long did you leave it to dry in the rice?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Henry View Post
    If you haven't already done so - do a full wipe (BBSAK) and re-install the OS - if that doesn't solve it, your device may be damaged.

    How long did you leave it to dry in the rice?


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    Kept it for a day

    Then used it for a day. And 12 hours in rice again at night.

    I'm giving it to a local guy to repair
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    What if it reboots on its own while wiping or installing?? It will be rendered useless.

    I'll use a differnt battery and try using it to see if the battery is spoilt
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgshah3 View Post
    What if it reboots on its own while wiping or installing?? It will be rendered useless.

    I'll use a differnt battery and try using it to see if the battery is spoilt
    Is it rebooting using your battery that got immersed - or a new/different (known good) battery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgshah3 View Post
    Kept it for a day

    Then used it for a day. And 12 hours in rice again at night.

    I'm giving it to a local guy to repair
    You should have followed my suggestion of leaving it in the rice for at least 2 days - if it was still wet inside after only 1 day in rice, using the device may have caused a problem that otherwise might not have occurred - and possibly permanent damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Henry View Post
    Is it rebooting using your battery that got immersed - or a new/different (known good) battery?

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    Immersed. Put it in rice for 12 hours and wiped it. No problems till now
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgshah3 View Post
    Immersed. Put it in rice for 12 hours and wiped it. No problems till now
    rgshah - besides not leaving it in the rice long enough, I (and another poster) said specifically DO NOT USE the immersed battery.



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    May not have much luck. Check out my attempt here:



    I gave up after rinsing parts in distilled water and 99% isopropanol. If phone was left on even for a few minutes after, there may have been shorts or corrosion which cannot be undone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Henry View Post
    rgshah - besides not leaving it in the rice long enough, I (and another poster) said specifically DO NOT USE the immersed battery.



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