1. zr2s10's Avatar
    So, my Lumia 950 was in a waterproof pouch, along with my waterproof S5 Active, in my waterproof glove-box, in my Ranger Side x Side. Yeah, so just take "waterproof" out of the whole sentence, because none of that part is close to true, lol.

    Accidentally took a dunk in a 3 ft mudhole on an ATV Poker Run. Pulled the pouch out of the glove-box, and it was half full of muddy water! The phone turns on, but was non-responsive to any touch inputs or button presses, and the flash was lit up as soon as I put the battery back in after blowing it out. The S5 Active seemed okay initially, which was good, because I needed it to navigate home! But then it went crazy half way home and kept pulling up the open apps screen . Luckily I made it home, and then put them both in rice overnight after blowing them out the best I could.

    Yeah... they're both still screwed. The S5A is acting the same, but now the 950 is acting like someone is pressing all over the screen, crazy fast! Luckily I have insurance, and my pictures were safe on my SD Card. I'm running my old L640 (and my wife said I was crazy for having three phones!), and filed my claim last night. They wanted to replace it with a Galaxy S6, which I didn't want. I did a live chat, and they said my only other option was an S7 Edge, which is a better phone, so I jumped on that.

    Honestly, I've been wanting to go back to a high end Android, but not a Samsung. I liked my 950 for Cortana, and low lag. But lack of customization options, issues with work e-mail (if your company doesn't use Azure, you can't use Blackberry Work) and the ever widening app gap made me regret buying it. I was going to keep it, and get an LG G6 for my primary phone, until this happened. So I'll at least keep my 640 as a backup now. I may have had issues with the 950, but I will miss it!

    Oh, and from now on, the new phone will be staying in the truck, while my 640 goes in a waterproof hard case, mounted up by the roof of the Side x Side, lol.
    Last edited by zr2s10; 08-01-2017 at 10:29 AM. Reason: typos
    08-01-2017 10:27 AM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    Wow, that's a bummer :( I hope that the S7 Edge will work out well for you.
    08-01-2017 11:30 AM
  3. zr2s10's Avatar
    A little note for anyone that runs into a somewhat similar situation:
    There is a way to hard reset the phone with a working screen. I was concerned about some pics from work, that show proprietary information, getting leaked. Although, it shouldn't be possible, even if someone replaced the screen, I just wanted to be sure. The link below outlines the process, and it seems to have actually worked on my Lumia 950.

    08-04-2017 12:37 PM
  4. GhostEchelon's Avatar
    Geez sorry to hear about your Lumia 950 such an awesome phone. May not look classy im glad i still have mine. November be a year for me.
    08-07-2017 03:45 AM

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