1. justop26's Avatar
    So, this is my sister's Green Lumia 620. We got one for her during February of this year. My family went on a trip and she dropped the phone in a toilet, pulled it out, turned it on (I know, I was away in Boston, couldn't counsel) and just the screen responded. Then it shut off. Wouldn't turn back on. Two days later I come home, put it in rice for a couple days, wouldn't work.

    Submerged it in alcohol for 5 minutes then left it drying overnight, all torn apart and in a bag with silica gel. It turned on. It worked. Everything worked. Hallelujah!

    The screen backlight had some 'bubbles' that we could never get rid of, but everything else was fine. However, three days ago my sister told me the phone shut off randomly and wouldn't turn on.

    I've tried pulling the battery out, hard resetting it, charging, plugging it into the computer and nothing seems to work.

    Any word of advice? Or is it time to just spend $250 more on a new one.

    Thanks!
    03-16-2013 05:46 PM
  2. 920Walker's Avatar
    Justop trying and buy a new one.
    03-16-2013 05:52 PM
  3. Bryan Alberca's Avatar
    1st after it got wet your sister should not turn it on, it may short circuit. Then after detaching the parts you cover it in a rice right away in a direct sunlight and leave it the whole day. That's what i did when my 620 also swim in a pale of water.
    03-16-2013 06:04 PM
  4. asemi's Avatar
    Just curious, why did you submerge it in alcohol?
    03-16-2013 06:07 PM
  5. darthcircuit's Avatar
    The alcohol helps flush out the water, and since it can evaporate at relatively low temps, it dries quickly.
    03-16-2013 06:17 PM
  6. justop26's Avatar
    Well, finally gave up and bought my sister a magenta 620. Thanks for the replies!
    03-18-2013 12:40 AM

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